Children’s fest offers special activities

***image1***Children rule the center of Kaiserslautern July 9 when the advertising agency “Kaiser in Lautern” sponsors “Fun and Action in the City.”

Members of the advertising association, with the project office for events in Kaiserslautern and the city’s youth office, offer special activities just for children. They include painting porcelain cups, drinking mini milkshakes and eating mini crepes and healthy snacks.

The numerical puzzle, “On the Emperor’s Track,” gives children the chance to walk through the center and discover numbers in 16 stores. All numbers added up give an important year of Emperor Barbarossa, who lived in Kaiserslautern in the 12th century. For the correct solution, children receive prizes.

Children can practice their driving skills at the Jumicar race track in front of Karstadt department store. A crew paints faces and makes plaster masks on Fackelstrasse. The St. Martin’s church youth group creates art and crafts and holds a raffle.

At the corner of Kerstrasse and Fackelstrasse activities include the making of name signs and glass arts. From noon to 12:30 p.m. Sparky, the Ramstein fire brigade mascot, makes an appearance. The youth fire brigade sets up a “hot stand” and the scout association offers water games on Schillerplatz.

The “instrument mile” on Riesenstrasse lets children experiment with instruments. The local newspaper “Rheinpfalz” provides animation and a fortune wheel.

In Marktstrasse, children can play on a merry-go-round. Near Stiftskirche, the Kaiserslautern Zoo shows some animals.

The groups Mokita, Tapdance and City Jam perform 11:45 to noon on a stage at Altenhof and the children’s dance party is 1:30 to 2 p.m.

The children’s group “Baadingo-Beat” present modern children’s pop 2 to 2:30 p.m. Young musical talents perform on stage 2:30 to 8 p.m. Other activities near Altenhof include a painting contest; graffiti spraying and hip hop presentations.

The 415th Base Support Battalion provides its kiddie train, which takes children on city tours. Parking is free on Saturdays, except for parking garages.
(Courtesy of “Kaiser in Lautern”)