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 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:
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.
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 our Weather Packet. Who has a headache? … I have a headache… Who has a runny nose? etc.
DECEMBER (2016): I want to mention that we have some free Weihnachtswörter – Christmas Words cards and matching pages at this post:
You may be interested in our Daily Routines, Activities, Hobbies German Packet with worksheets, matching pages, picture cards, bingo cards and more. Find out more here:
German Conversation Card Sets: Family, Clothing, Seasons/Weather, Winter Words, Sickness/Getting Hurt
die Familie, die Kleidung, die Jahreszeiten, Winterwörter, Krankheiten, usw.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. I started making conversation cards and sets for the kids as we worked hard on their speaking abilities:We used this family set *every day* during our conversation practice… to talk about the weather, how we’re feeling, where we’re from, what we’re wearing, what we’re up to and on and on!
I made a whole series of Conversation Cards (scroll down to see pictures of all the worksheets) and we are slowly building conversations skills and vocabulary from day-to-day, week-to-week. This is what we covered (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, Winter Words and Sickness activities – 2 files, approx. 40 pages total
- Clothing – Approx. 25 pages
This is part of our Clothing Packet:
The kids have made amazing progress with these already!
The first three 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 (Family, Weather/Seasons/Sickness, Clothing) you will receive 5 pdf files to download. Once you pay through Paypal, you will receive an immediate link to download these materials. You will also receive an email to your PayPal email address 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. They contain basic vocabulary and conversation starter suggestions only. (ie. there’s no scripted back-and-forth dialogue).
Check your PayPal email address for the download link.
Winter Words and Being Sick and Hurt Worksheets are included in the bundle purchase above or available for purchase at this post: German Weather, Season, and More
Coming in Jan. 2017
Vocabulary Builder Packet: auf dem Land – in the countryside
- Where are you from? Nationalities (This is also FREE, but you’ll need to scroll down through the post!)
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:
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:
We have a new packet of materials for learning the different nationalities. You’ll find this printable at this post. It is free: German Level 2 Year in Review
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
You May Be Interested in These Related Posts:
Foreign Language Goldmine – German flashcards and more
German Stories for Kids Online and Some Free Worksheets to Go Along with Them
April 12, 2016: We have a new packet I made that covers the accusative, dative and 2-way prepositions. This packet is currently free!
You may be interested in this post: German Year in Review (advanced beginners) – books, textbooks, children’s books, audiobooks
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