Old traditions: Sinterklaas

December 4, 2010

We have a lot of traditions at Sinterklaas-time. Above is Kate as ‘Zwarte Piet’. She has a ‘Stoomboot’ on her head, made at kindergarten. You can see how much she likes it that I want to take her picture (“again??!?”).

Underneath the ‘surprise’ Jack made for a classmate. All the children from his class put a piece of paper, with their name on it, in a big box and then they had to draw a paper each: for that person you had to make a surprise, relating to their hobbies, hide a present within and make a little poem (‘rijm’). Jack made a golden microfone and got a car in return (“Mum, I don’t even like cars”, he’s getting picky I’m afraid…)

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