Are you looking for German materials for kids? I found a goldmine!!!! I am SO excited about the German language flashcards and resources I came across.
If anyone is teaching their young ones a foreign language, you might want to check them out. The drawings are cute cartoon style. They offer flashcards/word sheets in German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (a few of these sheets are even in Portuguese and Russian). This MES Flashcards – animals takes you to the animal page, for example. Aren’t they cute?!
Or here is their page with feelings/emotions in German:
Rocket Record has a neat tool for practicing sentence with feelings/emotions in German.
You’ll see the various flags — just click on the flag/language you’re interested and it brings up a free printable page. You have to go through the lists to see whether they are available, but I found SO much that will be useful for us:
- action verbs
- emotions (sad, happy)\and on and on!!!
Here are a few of the links to get you started if you are interested.
Flashcards — Lots of pages of words in the foreign language of your choice.
Make foreign language writing worksheets: select “custom animals worksheets”
cartoon words with blanks — More or less the same as the link above, but another way to get there. This is where I was able to print out the page like in the photo on the right hand side.
And for those of you just learning German — here’s another AMAZING resource… Little German readers (pictured above and below) over at carlscorner — by Cherry Carl. They have cute graphics and simple sentences — perfect for young, beginning German learners!! I plan to use these extensively this year.
carlscorner in general is a great place to browse if you have a child just learning to read (English). She has wonderful resources.
Another resource I have used with the kids is this old German reader: “My Very First German Book.”
This My First Little German Book-Library of Congress link should work, but if not you can try My First Little German Book instead. It’s a bit quaint, but it really worked well with the kids and we’ll pick it back up again this fall.
Don’t forget to check out You Tube for little learning videos such as
German: Farm Animals by Germanpod101
Here are a couple of free German number worksheets that I made. These are free to download:
I made some practice sheets for the kids for practicing the verb “to be” — sein… You can find them here: Free German Worksheets for Kids – sein (ich bin, du bis, er ist, etc.). They are free to download:
Objects in a Schoolroom: Here are some very easy pages I made for the kids which include things you might find around the classroom. It includes words like das Papier, die Schere, der Bleistift, das Buch, die Uhr, das Fenster and der Stuhl:
This year (2014) I’ve made some German worksheet packets for my youngest (age 6). The first one is on animals. You can visit this post to see if it’d be useful. The packet is 9 pages and is free to download: Free German Worksheet Packet on Animals or you can download it by clicking the link below.
This is another free German Worksheet Set I made for my youngest with more animals:
Free ABC Book for Kids: This is a free download from willkommensabc.de You will see an orange bar that says: Laden Sie hier das kostenlose WillkommensABC herunter/download for free. If gives you different options for downloading (ePub3, Android App, Apple, pdf, etc.) You can also click on the picture below to go straight to the pdf over at willkommensabc.de:
We have a new packet of materials for learning the different nationalities. You’ll find this printable at this post. It is currently free: German Level 2 Year in Review
Free German Worksheets – this post includes more free resources I came across. We’ll use some of these sheets again as well:
German Language Goldmine–German Flashcards, German Worksheets: This post includes some really cute readers (in German) great for beginners. (Das ist meine Katze, Die kleinen Freunde, etc.) There are other links in that post as well to other free German resources:
Learning German Lesson Pages — One last post with a few pages I made for the kids a couple of years ago — such as this sheet on the colors:
This semester we’re also going to try Rosetta Stone for the first time. One of my good homeschooling friends gave me a copy and we never got it set up last semester. I’ll let you know how we like it since it is quite an investment.
You May Be Interested in These Related Posts:
- German (free) Worksheets – And our plans for learning German this semester
- German — Stories for Kids- A set of German picture books we are using in our homeschool and some worksheets I made to go along with the first story.
- Foreign Language Goldmine – German flashcards and more
Here is some basic German conversation printable worksheets I made for my daughter when she was little with dashed print:
German Conversation Card Sets:
I have found it difficult to find good German materials and curriculum for kids. Early on we used a lot of free German worksheets and materials, but then at a certain point the kids were ready for more. See more about the German Curriculum we use now in this post.
I made a whole series of Conversation Cards and we are slowly building conversations skills and vocabulary from day-to-day, week-to-week. This is what we will be covering (Click on the links to find out more about each packet):
- Family tree for greetings and family words (See this post.) – 2 files, approx. 20 pages
- The days of the weeks, months, weather and seasons, – Approx. 18 pages
- Clothing - Approx. 16 pages
- Where are you from? Nationalities (This is NOT in the bundle at this point, but you can get it free here.)
- Food and Drink
- Daily Activities
Last spring I made our first set of German conversation cards. It consisted of a family tree and various family members (brother, sister, mom, dad, aunt, uncle and grandparents). We used these to practice greetings and for basic conversations asking and answering questions like What’s your name? How old are you? Is this your aunt? etc. Wow! Having props absolutely transformed German for us. So this summer, I made a half-dozen more sets. The kids have made amazing progress with these already.
These sets are available for $2.50 each (click on the links above) or you can purchase the bundle below for $6.50.
With the purchase of this bundle you will receive 4 pdf files to download. Once you pay through Paypal, you will receive an immediate link to download these materials. You will also received an email from Sendowl (the service I use) with a link that you can click on. That too will allow you to download the files. Be sure to check your downloads folder (sometimes the files sneak in there). And of course, if you have any trouble with your order or if you have any questions be sure to contact me via email liesl at homeschoolden dot com, or via the Contact Form here on the blog, or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook page. ~Liesl
Remember, these materials are best for teachers/instructors who speak German. The contain basic vocabulary and conversation starter suggestions only. (ie. there’s no scripted back-and-forth dialogue).
Präpositionen — German Prepositions
April 12, 2016: We have a new packet I made that covers the accusative, dative and 2-way prepositions. This packet is currently free!