Games and Toys

Start a Family Tradition- Ravensburger Christmas Puzzles

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Every year we bring out a new Ravensburger Christmas Puzzle to work on during the days and nights leading up to Christmas. A table is set up, and the pieces are sorted (edge verses middle)… and off we go. Ravensburger …the German company based in Ravensburg… makes high quality puzzles with beautiful Christmas images. They […]

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

Playmobil for Easter- Fill the Easter Basket with Bunnies & Eggs that Last!

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Playmobil 4450 Bunny Spring Workshop When filling Easter Baskets for kids, it’s nice to include something that they can enjoy playing with for a long time. Why not add a set from Playmobil for Easter? I’ve written before about my love for the high quality Playmobil toys that encourage children to use their imagination–>Playmobil Toys. Not only […]

Make this Fairly Easy Berliner Recipe for Karneval!

History of German Nutcrackers & Where to Get a Nutcracker for Your Home!

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German Christmas Nutcracker Santa Claus – 30,0 cm / 12 inches – Authentic German Erzgebirge Nutcrackers – Christian Ulbricht I love how the History of German Nutcrackers is tied up in a Fairy Tale….how perfectly German! Once upon a time, a farmer offered a reward for anyone who could help him easily open the Walnuts […]

Make this Fairly Easy Berliner Recipe for Karneval!

What is Playmobil ? Find New and Vintage Toys for the Imagination!

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  PLAYMOBIL 9325 Martin Luther Figure – Special Edition This year a little Playmobil  Martin Luther, complete with quill and German Bible became the fastest selling Playmobil toy in the history of Brandstätter Toys. 34,000 of these “little Luthers” sold in under 72 hours! Created to honor the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, the […]

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

German Fairy Tale Wall Art -Wandfiguren from Mertens Kunst

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  See what I found while clearing out the closet? Like many German kids in the 1970s, my room was decorated with colorful wooden Fairy Tail wall art, Wandfigur, that depicted some of my favorite Fairy Tales. Made by companies like Mertens Kunst and Ravi Kunst, these bright and cheery wall hangings have become collectible […]

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream