julglädje show at the American Swedish Institute
Tomte Kajsa shows you how to make the favorite treat of the tomten: Risgrinsgröt—Rice Pudding. Be sure to try making some before the show so you can have treat.
Tomtar love to work on the farm. Follow Tomte Kajsa as she takes a walk through the woods to a mountain farm where she feeds the goats and chickens. Along the way she meets an elusive friend - the Skog Tomte!
Watch this video where Cheryl Paschke demonstrates and explains how the Swedish Nyckelharpa works. Cheryl will play this instrument during the Julglädje performance.
Ross Sutter teaches you the funny song he learned from his grandma about eating porridge until you get thick and fat. Be sure to practice the clapping game too!
Musician Marya Hart plays piano and organ in our Julglädje show every year. She also writes and directs music for a children’s theater project called Fidgety Fairytales. Watch this video of one of those shows to get some ideas for making your own horse puppet to show us during the show.
In Finland they take their hobby horse riding very seriously. Watch this video to get some ideas on how to do some fancy riding or even set up your own hobby horse course around your house—or maybe you better do it outside.
Color a Dala Horse to dance in front of your screen during the St. Stephen song!
Song games are traditional at Christmas, just as they are at Midsommar - go to the Song Games Collecion Page to learn and practice the song games, especially "Små grodorna," "Morsgrisar" and "Nu är det Jul igen."
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