This post has some free German worksheets that you can use with beginners.
These are some of the printable materials I used with my kids when they were first learning German.
In this post, I’ve shared some of the resources we used as we reviewed basic words in German: numbers, colors, words around the house, words in a school room, animals, etc. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom… I kept adding to this post!! 🙂 Hope you find something useful! ~Liesl
Note: I have new (free) German materials at this post as well: German Worksheets for Beginners: There you’ll find free worksheets on school materials, the body, food, time, and more.
Here are a couple of German number worksheets that I made. These are free to download:
I added a few more pages, so there are also worksheets 1-20.
Here are a few more worksheets on German Numbers from TLS Books:
Here is another set of German worksheets for kids on die Farben – with a winter theme. I hope your kids enjoy them! ~Liesl
This was one I made a long time ago about die Farben: die Farben — German Worksheets Colors
Some German sheets that go over basic vocabulary from Collins Language. Below I’ve shown the answer sheets. The German worksheets look identical but have blanks for the kids to write in the proper words:
German Verb Tables: I didn’t actually print these out, but they might come in handy at some point. (Sorry, these are no longer available, but here is another list of the top 100 German verbs, a free pdf from German word of the day.)
The BBC has lots of free resources for learning German. The page I printed out was to help facilitate some conversation such as How are you? What’s Your Name, etc. You’ll find more BBC German resources here.
I thought I should also add that we’ll be reading some of the Bobo Siebenschlafer books. (affiliate link) We bought both the book and the audio CD. The kids follow along with the story while we listen to the story on CD. We *loved* the stories in these books and used them for about a year and a half in our German lessons!!
- Bei Bobo zu Haus
- Bobo geht einkaufen
- Bobo im Zoo
- Bobo auf dem Spielplatz
- Bobo ist krank
You might also be interested in this simple book: Am I small? Bin ich klein? (affiliate link) This book is in both English and in German. The illustrations are cute. 🙂
German Worksheets for Beginners: I have new materials at this post as well. Free worksheets on school materials, the body, food, time, and more.
I recently added a Lesespiel game to this file above. The kids have really been enjoying it! It has suggested dialogue on the card, but feel free to change that up or have the kids ask other questions before answering. For example, “Is your book orange?” “Yes. “I found your book!” — in German, of course!
There is a similar game about sickness/being hurt which is in German Bundle 1. Who has a headache? … I have a headache… Who has a runny nose? etc.
This German Unit is FREE to download. Click here to download this FREE packet: German Unit – Nationalities – Staatsangehorigkeit
We used the cards you see above with the people from our German Bundle 1 below to ask each other — where are you from? Are you from Spain? and things like that in our conversation practice.
These are available at the other post. 🙂
We have some free Weihnachtswörter – Christmas Words cards and matching pages at this post:
More German Worksheet Sets!
Be sure to check out our German Store for see all the German units and packets we have available!
We have more than 25 pdf German units from the family, weather, or clothes, activities & routines to rooms and objects in the house, transportation, city buildings, jobs/professions, hospital vocabulary and more!
Even now (we started with German when the kids were in elementary. My kids are currently in middle and high school), we still do a lot of vocabulary building work. The kids also work on grammar, reading and do bi-weekly oral presentations.
In our German Store (or down below) you’ll find our three bundle options:
German BUNDLE 1 includes 13 pdfs! (Topics include: die Familie, die Zahlen, die Farben, die Tage der Woche, die Monaten – die Jahreszeiten – das Wetter, Weihnachten, Winterwörter, Krankheiten–Schmerzen, Valentinstag)
German BUNDLE 2 covers topics such as Lebensmittel; Daily Routine, Chores, Free-time Activities, das Haus Wortschatz; Natur und Landschaften; Auf dem Land; der Bauernhof; Sommerwörter – Worksheets and Activities; Herbstwörter und Halloweenwörter; Gegenteile – Adjective Opposites
German BUNDLE 3 covers topics such as Berufe (Occupations – Professions), In der Stadt – Verkehrsmittel und Fahrzeuge – Gebäude, Tiere (Animals), der Ozean – Unterwasserleben (The Ocean – Marine Life), and Körperteile (Body Parts – pages for learning parts of the body on the outside as well as the inside of the body like heart, lungs, etc.), Hausarbeit – Zeitadverbien (chores around the house – adverbs of time)
German BUNDLE 1 includes ALL of the packets listed below (13 pdfs)
German Conversation Card Sets: Family, Clothing, Seasons/Weather, Winter Words, Sickness/Getting Hurt, Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring
Click here to see what is included: German Bundle 1 Quick Preview
- German Conversation Packet – die Familie (2 pdf files)
- die Tage der Woche,
- German Conversation Packet – die Monaten die Jahreszeiten das Wetter
- Weather & Seasons Conversation Starters (Bonus Packet!)
- Weihnachten und Farben
- German Weather Packet –Winterwörter–Krankheiten–Schmerzen
- German Conversation Packet – Kleidung – Clothing (black & white)
- die Kleidung (in color) – 25 pages
- German Vocabulary Builder – Valentinstag
- German Worksheets – Easter Spring Words – Ostern und Frühling
- die deutschen Zahlen — die Zahlen – Numbers – even more worksheets for learning the numbers from 1-12, 11-22, 1-20 as well as some of the bigger numbers.
- die Farben
German Bundle 1: $7.99
Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link!
I started making conversation cards and sets for the kids as we worked hard on their speaking abilities. We did a lot of role playing!
After learning the basic words for the months and seasons, we went on to focus on winter words.
Here are some of the activities included in our Clothing Packet. (included in German Bundle 1). We did a lot of role playing with these materials as well.
German BUNDLE 2
German BUNDLE 2 includes ALL of the packets listed below
Click here to see what is included: German Bundle 2 – Quick Preview
- Lebensmittel – includes 2 word sets (the first set is free here) – tracing, matching and fill-in-the-blank pages plus a bingo game and Brettspiel.
- Daily Routine, Chores, Free-time Activities
- das Haus – a 50-page packet with pages on the rooms of the house as well as objects around the house.
- Natur und Landschaften Nature and Landscapes 30 pages – learn words relating to the outdoors. More details here.
- Auf dem Land
- der Bauernhof
- Sommerwörter – Worksheets and Activities
- Herbstwörter und Halloweenwörter
- Gegenteile – Adjective Opposites
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. ~Liesl
German Bundle 2: $6.99
German Bundle 3
The packets in the German Bundle 3 set includes:
- Berufe (Occupations – Professions) – This packet covers about 50 occupations. It includes matching and fill-in-the-blank worksheets plus bingo cards and a board game. There are also sentence-writing pages. More details here.
- In der Stadt (In der Stadt; Verkehrsmittel, Fahrzeuge; Gebäude — City Words & Directions, Transportation & Vehicles, Buildings in the City). This packet is 50-pages. More details here.
- Tiere (Animals)
- der Ozean – Unterwasserleben (The Ocean – Marine Life)
- Werkzeuge (tools)
- Körperteile (Body Parts)
- Im Krankenhaus (hospital and medical words)
- Hausarbeit – Zeitadverbien (chores around the house – adverbs of time)
Click here to see what is included in this new bundle: German Bundle 3 Quick Preview
German Bundle 3: $6.99
German Bundle 3 – Berufe; In der Stadt -Verkehrsmittel & Fahrzeuge – Gebäude; Körperteile; Tiere; Unterwasserleben
Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link!
Berufe: This packet is 30+ pages and includes matching (both German words to pictures and German to English), fill-in-the-blank pages (where students can write their own sentences and more.
In der Stadt – Verkehrsmittel & Fahrzeuge – Gebäude This packet is just over 50 pages is divided into three sections 1) In der Stadt 2) Verkehrsmittel und Fahrzeuge 3) Gebäude. It includes matching and fill-in-the-blank pages, vocabulary cards, bingo games and other activities.
Körperteile (Body Parts including pages on the outer part of the body like Bein, Knie, Arm, Ellbogen, Auge, Ohr and the inner part of the body such as Darm, Herz, Lunge, Schädel, Leber)
Again, you can visit our German Store for see all the units and packets we have available!
You may be interested in our Daily Routines, Activities, Hobbies German Packet with worksheets, matching pages, picture cards, bingo cards and more. It is more than 50 pages.
This is included in German Bundle 2.
Find out more here:
See more about the German Curriculum we use now in this post or see our German year in review for this year 2015-2016 (textbooks, children’s books, audiobooks and more) here.
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:
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:
We spent quite a bit of time going over German verbs and the endings that are used.
German Animal Worksheet Packet: I made some German worksheet packets for my youngest. 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
This is another free German Worksheet Set I made for my youngest with more animals:
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:
Here is some basic German conversation I made for my daughter when she was little with dashed print:
Also this fall, we’ve been watching free German stories on youtube. I made a couple of packets to go along with those. See this post: German Stories for Kids Online. The first story we listened to was Vier Freunde.
Another free resource I learned about recently is a website called e Language School and it has free German lessons on grammar, words and phrases, fairy tales and more. I haven’t used it, but thought I’d mention that since so many people seem to visit this post each day!
If you found any of this useful, I’d love to hear from you over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl
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