Hobby and Other

  • Halloween: making pumpkins

    Making pumpkins is an activity that has long been associated with Halloween. In addition to a nice decoration for your home or garden, it is also a fun activity for you and the (older) children! Tradition Where does the tradition of squashing pumpkin actually come from? Like since the 18th century, vegetables were turned into lanterns in England and Ireland. ...
  • Halloween games

    What are your plans for Halloween? Which games will you play with your children this year? We went looking for the best Halloween games and came up with Boooo-opoly, Halloween Yahtzee, Bump in the Night, Spooky Tales Game Collection and Murder Mystery Party. Boooo-opoly Boooo-opoly follows the same rules and principles to a large extent than the well-known party game Monopoly. ...
  • Activities and games for old and new

    What are we going to do with old and new? Would you like to play games together, or would you prefer to get creative? There are plenty of activities for a great New Year's Eve! Whether you are celebrating New Year's Eve with two or with the whole family, there is something for everyone! I would like: Crafts Making fireworks What do you need: White A4 paper Different colors of ecoline Colored paper straws Dip the bottom of the straw into the ecoline. ...
  • Activities and games for the fall

    Even in the fall there are plenty of activities to do indoors and outdoors. Especially in the fall nature is going through a whole change and you can do plenty of fun things outside. You can also take nature home to tinker with it or play a game. End the day with a delicious autumn recipe. ...
  • Crafts with children: Autumn theme

    The children come to school in the fall with bags full of autumn things; "for the autumn table, teacher!" So treasure hunting in the forest, but it is also possible under the Eikeboom on the corner of the 'Schoolstraat'. They suddenly know exactly how to stand all chestnut trees. Perhaps the nature experience is greatest in the fall. ...
  • Decorating cupcake: how do you make autumn cupcakes?

    Autumn cupcakes are very nice to give in the fall. How do you make fun, atmospheric autumn cupcakes? With a few nice details, such as leaves, snails and mushrooms, your cupcakes will get a real autumn look. How do you make this type of cupcakes with marzipan or fondant? What tips are there? ...
  • Photography: fall

    September 21st - December 21st. End of September, all of October, all of November and all of December. Autumn! A wonderful time to get out and about with the camera ready. Little inspiration? Autumn, however, offers plenty of subjects: beautiful cloud formations, fruit, vegetables, fog and mist, beautiful colors in the forest, cobwebs with dew drops, etc. ...
  • Sinterklaas game

    A fun and fun game to play with the whole family on Sinterklaas evening. It can of course also be used as a Christmas game. Have fun Preparation: Agree an amount (15 Euro for example) Buy a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 gifts for this amount You can pack something extra that you yourself have and want to give away (for example the wrong gift you have ever had) Pack first round: All presents are packed Everyone throws the die (youngest starts) If you roll 1 or 6 you can unpack a present The first round goes until all the presents have been unwrapped Second round: During this round everyone holds at least 1 gift, if the person who a card picks up that card without leaving a gift, the order is canceled. ...
  • Sinterklaas game for children

    This Sinterklaas game is a fun exercise to do with young children. At this time of the year, of course, very suitable, moreover, the children playfully play on stage. Requirements and duration of the game For this game you don't need any material. You can choose to dress up the game by putting on a Sinterklaas suit yourself and having the students themselves dressed as Piet. ...
  • A striking Sinterklaas poem with humor and a message

    It's only a few days before Sinterklaas. A good time to rhyme; that is still possible right up to the last minute. The higher the pressure on the boiler, the better the verses. You have had time to breed on the content, the message, now the steam can come from the boiler. The technique of sealing is simple and you don't need much for it: some seclusion, a portion of sitting meat and a pinch of imagination. ...
  • Writing original and funny Sinterklaas poem

    During the Sinterklaas month a lot of creativity suddenly has to be expressed. Coming up with a good poem is not that easy. The best thing is to write the poem yourself and not to get a ready-made example from the internet. But how do you write a funny, fun, original poem without falling back on the clichés? ...
  • Surprisingly creative Sinterklaas surprises

    It is almost Sinterklaas again. And that means not only gifts but also making surprises! For some people a good way to express their creativity and for others again a challenge. Here some suggestions. Giant candy / Bonbon Requirements: Brown and yellow drawing paper Transparent cellophane paper shoe box (the smaller the better) Curls in various colors Glitters, sticky letters and other decorations Pack the shoe box with brown drawing paper. ...
  • Sinterklaas exists! The book by Bram van der Vlugt

    Sinterklaas Review exists! Is a book by the well-known consultant of Sinterklaas: Bram van der Vlugt. Van der Vlugt, who retired in 2010 as a substitute for Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, speaks freely about the secrets of tradition in the book. He calls himself a 'klazologist', a great connoisseur of Sint Nicolaas. ...
  • Paul van Loon: Foeksia & the hat of Sinterklaas. Gift!

    Review Paul van Loon, the famous author of the Griezelbus, published the book 'Foeksia and the hat of Sinterklaas' in 2013. A Sinterklaas story with a modern and cheerful character, with Foeksia as the mini-witch, her father Wizard Kwark and ... Sinterklaas. Foeksia is the main character in a series of booklets, written by van Loon, booklets to read, self-read and an audio book. ...
  • Children's book review: Sinterklaas - Charlotte Dematons

    Review What does the house of Sinterklaas look like? Where are Piets sleeping? What does the steamboat look like exactly? The book answers all these questions. It is a book without text, but all the answers to all questions about Sinterklaas can certainly be found in this book. Charlotte Dematons has made the beautiful prints in the book. ...
  • The Sinterklaas (and Christmas) dice game: game rules

    The month of December is a busy pleasant month. Sinterklaas often makes surprises, but sometimes you don't feel like it at all. The Sinterklaas dice game is then a very nice alternative and suitable for young and old. Of course you can also play this game at Christmas. The game consists of three rounds and afterwards it is (actually) forbidden to trade gifts with each other. ...
  • My Sinterklaas book: 3 exciting Sinterklaas stories

    Review Around the time that Sinterklaas moors his ship in a harbor in the Netherlands, it is nice to read stories about Sint and his Pieten. In My Sinterklaasboek you will find three exciting stories. They are suitable for children from the age of four. Titles: Sinterklaas as kibble pilot, Tom in the bag to Spain and Warboel in the chimney. ...
  • Book Review: Kleine Ezel and Sinterklaas (from the age of four)

    Review The books about Little Donkey have been translated into 15 languages ​​worldwide. In this booklet Kleine Ezel and his friends are waiting for Sinterklaas. But whether Sinterklaas has time for them? A wonderful book to read to children from the age of four. The text is written by Rindert Kromhout and the illustrations are made by Annemarie van Haeringen. ...
  • Book Review: Bobbi celebrates Sinterklaas

    Review A cheerful book for toddlers about Sinterklaas. Bear Bobbi is at the arrival of Sinterklaas and he can ride on the horse of the Saint. The book is written by Ingeborg Bijlsma, the illustrations are made by Monica Maas. More than twenty-five booklets have been written about this bear. ...
  • Book Review: Dikkie Dik celebrates Sinterklaas

    Review Great to read booklets about the Good Saints during the weeks before Sinterklaas. Many young children know Dikkie Dik, the red boy has fun adventures in the time around Sinterklaas. The picture book is suitable for children from two years. The illustrations are made by Jet Boeke, the text is written by Jet together with Arthur van Norden. ...