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Oktoberfest Activities for Kids

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Oktoberfest begins around mid-September.  Do you know what it is? Do you know the significance?

These Oktoberfest Activities for Kids will help you teach your children all about this very interesting Holiday!

Oktoberfest crafts games and activities for kids

Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival that takes place annually in Munich, Bavaria, and Germany. With over 6 million people from all over the world attending, it is undoubtedly one of the largest festivals worldwide. The celebration began in 1810 and has grown into a significant attraction for both locals and tourists alike.

However, Oktoberfest isn’t just restricted to Munich and Bavaria; Berlin also hosts its own version of the festival. While it may not be as famous as its Bavarian counterpart, Oktoberfest in Berlin is worth visiting. It offers a similar experience with its traditional food, beer tents, and carnival rides. The festival is worth visiting during Oktoberfest as it provides an alternative to the crowded Munich festivities.

If you can’t make it to Berlin or Munich, there are virtual ways to attend Oktoberfest celebrations. Many beer companies and online platforms offer live streams of the festivities, allowing people worldwide to participate in the fun from the comfort of their homes. So, whether you plan on attending in person or virtually, Oktoberfest is an event you don’t want to miss!

Oktoberfest Activities for Kids

Oktoberfest Applegirl is a cute doll to make for this holiday. Her whole head is an apple! Of course this is a more difficult craft to do, the children will need your help.

If you like candy apples, you will enjoy this Hot Candy Apples recipe. It is a recipe the Germans make on the Oktoberfest Holiday.

Pumpkin Head Twirlers is a fun little Oktoberfest craft for the kids to make. They are amusing toys that never tire of going round and round on a pencil.

Authentic German Potato Salad is something new to try. Of course we all love potato salad, so why not try it from a different place? All of the different flavors gives this recipe a great taste.

Sausage and Sauerkraut Fritters are the perfect party snack when the crispy sauerkraut fritters are dipped in sweet mustard sauce.  You can fry them ahead of time and serve them at room temperature.

This Lederhosen Paper craft is a print out of a German playing an accordion which is still often used by German Bands.

octoberfest for kids

German Chocolate Cake is a huge dessert in Germany, especially during Oktoberfest. Of course we have tried German Cake, but it is nothing like the actual German Cake from Germany! Be sure to try this recipe.

Let your kids create their own German Folk Hat. You’ll often see men and boys in traditional folk hats graced with a feather or an edelweiss, a delicate Alpine flower. The paper version of these hats are a great craft to celebrate the holiday.

These German Coloring Pages have so many different ones to choose from. Whether your kids want to color Germany itself, the Flag, or Musical Instruments, these coloring pages are free and a great activity for your children to learn more about Germany.

Oktoberfest Activities for Kids

More Oktoberfest Resources for Kids:

Gretel Costume

Boys’ Lederhosen Costume

The Ultimate Guide to Oktoberfest – Munich Germany Travel Guide

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