Kindergarten Trip to the Zürichhorn

A recipe for a perfect day!


  • 27 excited children
  • 4 watchful adults
  • 2 trains
  • packed lunches
  • big smiles
  • curious eyes
  • sturdy shoes


  1. Check the weather to make sure you have the most beautiful day possible. Leave school to walk to the Uetikon am See train station. Board the train to Tiefenbrunnen. While you are in the train, play "Rock, Paper, Scissors" to pass the time.
  2. After leaving the train, walk toward the Zürichhorn. As you walk, be sure to look for fish swimming in the lake.
  3. When you arrive at the Zürichhorn you will be hungry, so get out your tasty snack. After you finish, try throwing some pebbles in the lake, or pretend to be a wolf with your friends. You could also explore the tree bark and grass around you.
  4. At 11 a.m. on the dot the statue "Heureka" starts to move, so be sure you are ready and watching when the time comes. Walk around the sculpture as it is moving so that you can see how it works, and so that you do not miss any of the elements that make it such a special work of art.
  5. When the sculpture stops moving it is time to go to the playground next to the China Garden. This is your chance to explore all of the different movement activities they have there. Try the climbing wall, the slide, or the sand area to see what you are most interested in.
  6. At 12 noon, it is time for lunch, so find some shade, preferably next to some trees that form a little cave-like area. After you have eaten your delicious meal, explore.
  7. Around 1:30 p.m., after some games in the park and playground, it will be time to walk back to the train station. Be sure to look in the lake again as you leave, to see if those fish have moved on.
  8. In the train, play the "Rainbow Game", where you try to find things of each rainbow colour as fast as you can.
  9. When you return to school you will be tired, but you will also be full of excitement about all that you have seen and done. Share that with everyone you know.
  10. Enjoy all of the memories of your special day!