Discover Denmark

Petworth Library

Discover Denmark

abedenmarkAs part of Kids' EuroFest, Petworth children enjoyed a program about Denmark on Oct. 24.

We had a short Danish language lesson (Hej!/Hi! Tak!/Thank you!), and learned facts about Denmark: Did you know that the favorite food in Denmark is an open-faced sandwich called a smorrebrod, and that Danish people have a very long life expectancy? 

We also learned about Hans Christian Andersen, The  Danish writer of beloved fairy tales Thumbelina, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid,
The Nightingale, The Matchstick Girl, The Snow Queen, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Princess and the Pea and The Ugly Duckling.

We heard a flannel board story of The Princess and the Pea, and read The Ugly Duckling. We also saw some of Hans Christian Andersen's beautiful paper cutouts. 

We made a paper ornament of the beautiful swan that once was an ugly duckling, and enjoyed Danish butter cookies (baked in Denmark!) and lingonberry juice.

Above, Abe holds his ornament and a book about Denmark, and stands in front of the flannel board story of The Princess and the Pea.