This year ED is moving beyond colors and numbers in German. I’m trying to build her vocabulary while giving her plenty of time to practice these new words. I’ve created some packets where she also learns some basic new grammar skills. The first packet is on animals – introducing just six animals.
- On the first page we go over over the vocabulary – das Pferd (the horse).
- On the second she figures out which article to use (ein, eine, ein) – ein Pferd (a horse)
- On the third page she uses kein, keine, kein – kein Pferd (no horse)
- The next few pages she makes simple sentence… Hier ist ein… Das ist ein…
I’d love to hear from you over on our Homeschool Den Facebook page if you found these useful! Hearing from readers is what makes it worth spending the time to share with the wider world. 🙂
If you are interested in many more free German worksheets be sure to visit this post here: Free German Worksheets for Kids and German for Kids where I talked about the book we used last year, Bobo Siebenschlafen. (We’ll return to that series at another point in the future.)
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 (will be shared next week — probably Oct. 20) – Approx. 16 pages
- Where are you from? Nationalities
- 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.
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 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).