What to give little Danish kids

Old Jul 28th, 2006, 11:24 PM
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it would help hokeypokey if you gave some clarification to everyone.

at first glance you sound like you served during the liberation of Denmark and havent been back to europe since.

i think the gifts are for his relatives.i also think he is asking not because he thinks the danish have not developed their candy making infrastucture, but because modern danish culture might be more health conscious and frown on candy.

useful suggestion:
cards full of shiny little stickers of american flags that they can stick on their books or bike etc
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 12:30 AM
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What do Danish tourists give small children as they walk round your town?

Then that's what you should take.
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 06:24 AM
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Thanks to you that were positive and helpful. Stickers, books & character pencils are a good idea, as it can cover a variety of ages that we will be meeting. I was not intending to walk up to kids on the street & offer them candy, so pull in your daggers.
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 06:48 AM
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That's good, hokeypokey. And since I had a laugh at your expense, I will help you out (sorry, by the way)...

Oriental Trading has such items at bulk prices.

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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 08:15 AM
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Wedll,at last, Hokey Pokey! Thank you for clearing up the matter. Most of us thought the worst and wrote accordingly (Although, I tried to temper my response with a bit of humor). All would have been academic had you explained this in your initial post, of course.
Good luck in your travels to
Denmark...you will certainly enjoy this delightful country.
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 08:16 AM
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LOL - we seasoned Fodorites do tend to get into a self propelled cycle of high dudgeon, don't we? Thank goodness that for the most part the really valuable insights outweigh the occasional "side trips". (Is that period supposed to appear prior to the closing quotation mark, or after?)
hokeypokey, thanks for taking our banter with a grain of salt. And while I can't speak to Danish children specifically, in other parts of the world kids seemed to really enjoy pens and pencils as well as pocket size notebooks.
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Truth is Hokey's orignal post was not very clear and I quote "What's a good inexpensive thing to bring from the US for a hand-out to little kids when we visit Denmark." I think she got what she asked for.
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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Well, I read it as a request for things to give children hokeypokey knew, and responded accordingly. There is such a thing as the benefit of the doubt, and maybe the first (or second) request for clarification was enough...
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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If you read my first post you'll see that I was merely asking for clarification and even included the "maybe I'm way off base here" showing that I was indeed giving HokeyPokey the benefit of the doubt.

Guess some of us just like to "shake it all about".
 
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Looks as if HokeyPokey isn't the one doing a little tap dancing right now after all.
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Huh, Dukey? What part of my post do you not understand or agree with? Tap dancing?
 
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Step shuffle ball change step shuffle ball change step one two step one two
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Let's face it..... It is way too Hot to tap dance!!! My thermometer is approaching 1000!
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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1000? Wow, that's pretty darn hot!

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My daughter lived in Copenhagen last year for 6 months. The standard of living is very high but also EVERYTHING is VERY EXPENSIVE.

I asked her what she thought and she suggested things from Disney. The children watch Disney movies but all the stuff that we get over here; pencils, notepads, coloring books, rulers, etc are VERY expensive in Denmark.

The other thing she mentioned is kind of funny. She suggested chocolate chip cookies. They don't seem to have chocolate chips in Denmark- at least she nor any of her friends could find them. All the people she met in Europe LOVED chocolate chip cookies. In fact she often had me mail her chocolate chips so she could bake them. Guess you could take boxed cookies along or if staying with friends you could bake them there.
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