Week 3 | "Lieblingstier" (July 23rd–July 27th)

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Week 3 | "Lieblingstier" (July 23rd–July 27th)


Children can be very specific about their favorite animal. If that's the case, we will investigate its habitat, diet, the way it moves. The smaller kids will draw their favorite animal on a huge piece of paper with finger paint, the bigger ones will additionally compose a diary of their Lieblingstier. We will also compose a tune that fits your child's Lieblingstier's character.

We are currently offering aftercare from 3pm - 6pm! Please choose how many days you would like aftercare for your child, and be sure to email Willkommen@rellasspielhaus.com to specify which weekdays you need.

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PROGRAM (daily schedule):

·      9am – 9:15am: Arrival, sign in

·      9:15am -10am Welcome Song, ABC, counting, recounting of previous day’s activities

·      10 – 10:30am bathroom break, snack

·      10:30 – 12pm: Work on weekly theme: sing, dance, arts & crafts

·      12- 2:15pm: Central Park, Riverside Park or playground, where we have lunch, free play and outdoor activities.

·      2:40pm: Arrival at Studio. Clean up, recount the adventures of the day, good-bye song

·      3:00pm: Dismissal

Week 1: July 9th - 13th: Die Biene Along the popular story of “Die Biene Maya” we will learn the catchy title song of the German TV series and Csilla will teach a buzzing choreography. We will also learn about the fascinating and sophisticated organization of a beehive and how honey is made. We will also explore and discuss ways how we can safe the bees from disappearing. The 7-10 year olds will create a "Bienenposter" where they will teach the little ones about the inner workings of a bee hive.

Week 2: July 16th  – 20st Feuerwehr: This week will be dedicated to the Feuerwehr, a vital part of our beloved City. We will look at what fire is, how we prevent it; we will get to know people who work for the NYC Fire Department, and get an understanding of the fitness and strength needed to fight a fire. The kids get to play with fire trucks, draw "Schablonen", learn a fun and challenging fireman choreography of Feuerwehrmann Sam; We will also have costumes available, a big fire trick to climb into and visit the Fire Museum in Soho.

Week 3: July 23th  – 27th: Mein Lieblingstier: Children can be very specific about their favorite animal. Every child is encouraged to bring in a photo of their favorite animal or a stuffed animal. We will investigate the animals' habitats, diet, the way they move and sound. Every child will create a book about their Lieblingstier and teach the other kids how their favorite animal lives.

Week 4: July 30th – Aug 3rd: Pumuckl Chances are that the German-speaking parents are familiar with this endearing German TV series. Pumuckl is a little Kobold who can only be seen by Meister Eder the Master Carpenter. We will read the story together, sing the Pumuckl Song and learn everything about what a carpenter does. On our trip to the Hardware Store every child will get to buy a tool and describe to her friends what it is used for.

Week 5: August 6th– 10th: König der Löwen Most children are familiar with the powerful story of lion cub Simba. We will read the story, learn a song from the movie and get to know all the other animals in the book. We will also create  a touching Simba choreography.

Week 6: August 13th – 17th: Bausteine des Körpers: There is so much to learn about our bodies. In the beginning, we will determine what group will investigate what systems: Bones, blood flow, digestive system, the largest organ, the skin. With the help of life size skeletons and books, every child will become an anatomy expert in their own right. In order to experience how we can stretch and bend our bodies, we will offer a daily 30-minute yoga session.

Week 7: August 20st - 24th: Pinocchio: Every child can relate to the wonderful story of the marionette who after he has proven himself brave, truthful and unselfish is transformed into a real boy. We will read the story of old Geppetto, the creator of Pinocchio and the adventures both have to go through to be united again at the end. We will learn the title Song "Pinocchio - kleines Püppchen" and create our own Pinocchio out of papier-maché.

Week 8: August 27th - 31st: Dschungelbuch: We will read Mogli's story together and incorporate a fun choreography of "Probier's mal mit Gemütlichkeit" - such a catchy song to learn for the kids. And as you might recall, Mogli and his friends eat lots of healthy fruit! Through research in books, we will learn everything about our favorite fruits i.e. where and how they grow. Every child will get to buy their favorite piece of fruit and explain to the group why it loves it so much.


  1. Please bring a water bottle, lunch, a bathing suit and a towel for your child. Please let us know if you child has any allergies. If we have highly allergic children, we will make the course nut-free. Otherwise, nut pastes are allowed. Please no whole nuts!
  2. You will get a video of your child's final presentation the week after the course.
  3. We are sorry, we are not offering sibling discounts - space is very limited.