Would ice cream NOT melt in the hot oven?

Just as we isolate our homes from the cold creeping in during winter, so we isolate ice cream with merengue from the heat of the oven. Whilst isolation does wonders for homes and Baked Alaska, it creates significant damage to relationships between people, especially between generations. Which is why kids at Schloss Leizen love to invite the village elders to share the warmth of the festive season.

Stunning experiment: Density tower

Do kids love experiments? Of course! Because it is in their nature to test everything. And find out, if liquids with different densities mix with each other or stay separate and build visible layers.

🌟 Here is the order of layers starting from the bottom: honey, corn syrup, maple syrup, whole milk, dish soap, water, vegetable oil (or baby oil).

🌟 To make your density tower colorful, mix some liquids with food coloring.

🌟 Finally, put some small things like a coin, a bolt, a cherry tomato ect. into a cylinder and let them slide down through the liquids.

Would a cherry tomato sink or float?

How do you teach kids project management?

You give them a project and then let them manage it on their own! All that was needed was a moderator board and kit, a short induction on how to use it and what we planned in the floristic project. And off they went.


In 30 minutes children planned the flower designs that they wanted to create, allocated available resources and made a plan of what they could collect from our forest to complete their creations.


Kids seem to have an innate creativity and ability to sort things logically. All they seem to need is an adult next to them to accompany them in their endeavours. At Schloss Leizen we help children identify and bring out their talents and improve their skills. Read more about learning and playing environment at Schloss Leizen.

Rubber band, oranges and apples

Can you make a solar system out of that?

Yes we can!!!


Last summer the kids discovered the Solar system and learned a lot of interesting facts about its makeup! At our reunion, we decided to brush up on our knowledge and reconstruct the Solar system.



Due to obvious safety concerns, we didn’t use rocks or gas as planet building materials, but chose colourful rubber bands, styrofoam balls, dried orange slices, and, of course, apples!


Our staff at Schloss Leizen creates an atmosphere that encourages kids to ask questions and find answers to them, share their knowledge and skill sets with others.  As usual when we meet up with kids on reunions, the evening ends in a themed quiz party. Take a look at the quiz question:

This planet got its name after Roman king of gods who was also the god of the sky and the thunder. IT is known for its (at least) 69 moons and a big red “eye”. What planet is it?  

Leave your answer in the comments below!

Baking with boys

Boys. Fun. Baking. How do the three go together?

Very Well is the answer!!!

Especially if you have two hours of intense excercise and football, followed by a delicious warm lunch – the kids couldn’t be happier to join Chef Maik to bake their own pastry for tea time.

Of course with apples !!!


Here is the recipe:

🍕 Dissolve 1 tsp organic cane sugar in 240 ml lukewarm water.

🍕 Add 42 g of yeast, 500 g organic spelt flour, 1 pinch of salt and 80 ml of vegetable oil (we used safflower seed oil).

🍕 Mix everything thoroughly and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. It will make pizza airy and light.

🍕 Let the dough rise for 1 hour.

🍕 On a floured surface, roll out the dough and let it rest for another 20 minutes.

🍕 Add the toppings of your choice. For extra sweet pizza: slather the top of the pizza with jam or sour cream and add your favorite fruits (we used apples, of course J).

🍕 You can also sprinkle the flaked/sliced almonds, cane sugar or cinnamon over the top.

🍕 Bake at 200 ° C (fan oven) for about 15 minutes (depending on the size of the pizza and the thickness of the topping).

It’s time for pizza! 😋