Free German Worksheets for Beginners

Our free German worksheets for kids posts are among the most popular on our blog. Today I wanted to highlight some of the recent German materials we’ve shared over the years here on the blog. Many of these are buried and I thought I would put them together in one easy-to-find post!

If your kids/students are just beginning to learn German, I hope you find something useful! If you like any of our materials, you could help spread the word by sharing this page or pinning our materials to Pinterest! Thanks! ~Liesl

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Here are a few free German number worksheets. These are free to download:

die Zahlen von eins bis zwölf – German Numbers Worksheets

I added a few more pages, so there are also worksheets 1-20.

Free German Numbers Worksheet for Kids 1-to-12 ZahlenAnd here are a few more counting practice pages in German:

die Zahlen auf Deutsch – Counting German Numbers Worksheets

die Zahlen auf Deutsch counting in german Free WorksheetsTelling Time Game in German: What time is it? — Wie spät ist es? Wie viel Uhr ist es?

Wie viel Uhr ist es? Wie spät ist es? Telling Time in German – Game

wie-viel-uhr-ist-es-german-telling-time-gamePractice the colors with this worksheet set: die Farben, colors

die Farben auf Deutsch – Free Colors German Worksheets for Kids

die-farben-auf-deutsch-free-worksheetHere is another set of German worksheets for kids on die Farben – with a winter theme. I hope your kids enjoy them! ~Liesl

Free German Worksheets for Kids – colors die Farben – Winter Theme

FREE colors German Worksheets for Kids - die Farben

Food, Eating and Drinking: This is a set we used a lot for conversation practice. I put the pictures of food on Popsicle sticks. I would randomly pass out cards and we would use them in conversation practice. We used them to practice ordering food (from a restaurant setting), to talk about what food we like to eat, and to go grocery shopping.

German Worksheets for Kids – Essen und Trinken – Eating-Drinking – FREE food and ordering conversation cards

FREE German Worksheets for Beginners - Food-Drink Worksheets

the body, der Körper

As we learned the German parts of the body, we sang a number of fun kids’ songs as well!

German Worksheet: der Körper – the body

german-worksheets-for-beginners-the-body-der-korperSchulmaterial: These worksheets are for learning words you would find around an office or school room:

Free German Worksheets: Schulmaterial

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I recently added a Lesespiel game to this file above. The kids have really enjoyed 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!

Lesespiel - SchulmaterialThere 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.

Krankheiten-LesespielFree German Animals Worksheets: When my youngest was first learning animals, she was six years old. These are very simple worksheets sets that she used at the time to learn some of the animals: bird, horse, cow, fish, cat, dog.

German Worksheets for Kids: die Tiere — Free Animals PracticePages

German Worksheets - Animals vol 1This was the second set of worksheets I we spent time listening/watching the online youtube story called the Vier Freunde, The Four Friends.

Free German Animals Worksheet Packet, vol. 2

Tiere-vol2German Words Around the Room – Again, these were some simple sheets I made for my daughter (when she was 6) as she was first learning German. These were words around the classroom.

der Schulraum

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Storybooks we used for Learning German (Scroll down to the bottom of this post.)

German prepositions practice pages:

These sheets were obviously not words we practiced when the kids were very beginners, but I thought I would share these here anyway!

This packet below has various resources you can use with your students – the songs mentioned above, the cards we used, and a basic worksheet they did for review. This packet is currently free to download! I’m going to send you to that post, though, so that you see some of the songs we sang (to learn the prepositions) and can read in a bit more detail how we used these pages:

German-Prepositions – Präpositionen

German-Prepositions-Präpositionen


More German Worksheet Sets!

German Worksheets - Familie - Kleidung - WetterBe sure to check out our German Store for see all the German units and packets we have available!

We have more than 25 pdf units now from the family, clothing, weather, season & holiday words, daily routines, to rooms and objects in the house, transportation, city buildings, jobs/occupations, hospital vocabulary and more!

German Worksheets - Landschaften Stadt Berufe KrankenhausEven 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.

German Worksheets for Kids - die Familie the FamilyGerman Worksheets Nature - Landscape Vocabulary Builder - Nature Landschaften

German Store

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, KrankheitenSchmerzen, 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 StadtVerkehrsmittel und FahrzeugeGebäude, Tiere (Animals), der OzeanUnterwasserleben (The Ocean – Marine Life), Körperteile (Body Parts – pages for learning parts of the body on the outside as well as the inside), and Im Krankenhaus (hospital – medical words), Hausarbeit – Zeitadverbien (chores around the house – adverbs of time)

German BUNDLE 1

Click here to see what is included: German Bundle 1 Quick Preview

includes ALL of the packets listed below

  • 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 –WinterwörterKrankheiten-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 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 WorksheetsGerman Worksheets for Kids - Matching Pages die Familie - the Familydie Familie - German Matching Cards and Games for Kidsdie Kleidung - German Worksheets for KidsGerman Worksheets for Kids - die Tage der Woche Days of the WeekGerman Worksheets - Monate Jahreszeiten und das WetterGerman Weather & Seasons Conversation Startersgerman-worksheets-winterworter-winter-words

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German Worksheets Easter Spring Ostern FruhlingGerman Worksheets - die Farben auf Deutschand others!

German Store


German BUNDLE 2

Click here to see the Quick Preview of German Bundle 2

includes ALL of the packets listed below

  • Lebensmittel 2 – If you enjoyed the free food and drink materials above, you’ll enjoy this second set which also includes matching pages, fill-in-the-blank-pages, bingo games and a Brettspiel!
  • Daily Routine, Chores, Free-time Activities das Haus Wortschatz
  • 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
  • German Sommerwörter – Worksheets and Activities
  • der Bauernhof
  • Sommerwörter – Worksheets and Activities
  • Herbstwörter und Halloweenwörter
  • Gegenteile – Adjective Opposites

German Bundle 2 - Bauernhof, Haus, Sommerworter, and moreGerman Worksheets for Kids - Lebensmittel - Food and Drink Worksheetsdas Haus German Worksheets ArbeitsblätterFreizeit - Hobbies - Was machst du gerneFreizeit das Haus Was machst du - German Worksheets

Sommerwörter - KartenSommer Wortschatz - German Worksheets and Activities for KidsGerman Worksheets - Natur und Landschaften - Nature and LandscapesGerman Worksheets - Herbst - Fall Words - HerbstwörterNote: The Fall & Halloween Worksheets are in the same pdf.German Worksheets - Halloween Words

German Store


German Bundle 3

The packets in the German Bundle 3 set currently 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.
  • Tiere (Animals)
  • der Ozean – Unterwasserleben (The Ocean – Marine Life)
  • Werkzeuge (tools)
  • 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)
  • m 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 3Here are some more pictures of what is included in German Bundle 3:

Berufe - German Worksheets for KidsBerufe: 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.

German Worksheets - Berufe -- Occupations Professions Printables(Right click to enlarge the picture!)German Worksheets for Kids - Berufe - Occuapations and Jobs worksheets

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.

German Worksheets for Kids - In der Stadt - in the city

German Worksheets for Kids - In der Stadt - City WordsRight click to enlarge these pictures.

German Worksheets - Verkehrsmittel Fahrzeuge - Transportation Vehicles ActivitiesGerman Worksheets - Gebäude in der Stadt - Buildings in the City Activities

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der Ozean - Unterwasserleben German Worksheets for Kids - the ocean beach marine life

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German Worksheets - Im Krankenhaus - in the hospital Worksheet SetGerman Worksheets - Hausarbeit - Zeitadverbien - chores - adverbs of time

Our German BUNDLES:

There are more details in our German Store. If you have any questions or issues, feel free to email me! ~Liesl

Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link!

$7.99 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, KrankheitenSchmerzen, Valentinstag)

$6.99 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; Gegenteile – Adjective Opposites

$6.99 German BUNDLE 3 covers topics such as Berufe (Occupations – Professions), In der StadtVerkehrsmittel und FahrzeugeGebäude, Tiere (Animals), der OzeanUnterwasserleben (The Ocean – Marine Life), Werkzeuge (tools), Körperteile (Body Parts) and Im Krankenhaus (hospital – medical words), Hausarbeit – Zeitadverbien (chores around the house – adverbs of time)

Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for your download link!

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to email me (click this link)! ~Liesl



Here are some of the materials we learned last year:

German-Conversation-Card-Bundle-Family-Weather-Seasons-ClothingA year or so ago, we started doing a lot more German conversation practice. We started off the year reviewing basic greetings and making sure they knew the family terms we went over last spring.

German Worksheets for Kids - die Familie the Familydie Familie - Family German WorksheetsFamily and Greetings: We used our cartoon family members a ton (see picture below) for role playing. We filled out the family tree with fake names and ages and used the people for conversation practice. We used this for practicing Ich heiße…, Wie alt bist du? Ich bin __ Jahre alt. Wer ist deine Mutter? In this unit, we reviewed all the family terms (from grandmother, grandfather, to aunt, uncle nephew (m,f), etc.). This unit is available for purchase here or in the bundle below.German-for-Kids-FamilyYou can purchase this packet individually for $3.50 by visiting the individual post – Family and Greetings – or scroll down to the bottom of this post to buy the bundle all three packets for $7.99.German-Family-Vocabulary-dieFamilie
German Unit: Clothing – Kleidung
In the fall, our family member added clothes too! The kids thought it was SO funny when I brought out the new materials!!DSC09022This new clipart featured the same people, but now they had more than just the heads! We did a big unit on clothing (the type of clothing) and talking about what our characters were wearing. The kids also practiced buying (and trying on clothing) at a shop.German-Conversation-Card-Set-ClothingThis packet has the cards above as well as some matching pages (German words to English words; German words to pictures) and worksheets. I also made 8 different bingo cards to help review the vocabulary (pictured below). The first person to get 5 in a row wins! My kids love playing that!You can purchase this packet individually for $3.50 by visiting the individual post – German Unit: Clothing – Kleidung – or scroll down to the bottom of this post to buy the bundle all three packets for $7.99.
die Kleidung Clothing German Worksheets

German Unit: Weather, Days of the Week, Months, Seasons

In this unit, we spent time learning the 4 seasons, the days of the week and months of the year. Then we learned a lot of weather words (lightning, snow, hail, rain, rainbow, etc.) By the end, the kids could hold a pretty good conversation about the weather!German-Conversation-Card-Set-weather-days-months-seasonsGerman Worksheets - das Wetter - the weatherWe sang a number of songs with this unit too! :) We went on to learn Winter Words and Sickness/Getting Hurt.

We covered German Winterwörter (these are included with the German Weather Packet purchase)

german-worksheets-winterworter-winter-wordsSickness/Getting Hurt — Krankenheiten/Schmerzen – How are you feeling?

After talking about the weather, it seemed natural to move on to a unit on getting sick. The kids learned vocabulary and we had conversations such as…

  • How are you feeling? I have a cold. I have a runny nose.
  • Do you have a fever?
  • She has the flu.

We have matching pages (German to English, German to pictures) plus a word/reading game about getting sick or hurt (these are also included with the German Weather Packet purchase or in the big bundle purchase below):

german-worksheets-krankeiten-schmerzen-sick-hurtYou can find out more about this packet here –German Unit: Weather, Days of the Week, Months, Seasons, Winterwörter, Krankenheiten, Schmerzen – or scroll down to the bottom of this post to buy the bundle all 13 packets for $7.99.
German Worksheets Weather Seaons Winter Sickness

We also have this packet: Valentinstag: Worksheets and Bingo Cards It is also available in the bundle along with the packet above. (Scroll down below).

Valentinstag - German Worksheets

Easter and Spring German Worksheets and Activities: I have just added a new vocabulary building activity set of Easter and Spring Words to the Bundle. These include vocabulary cards, matching (picture to German word; German to English), fill-in-the-blank sheets. Plus, it has 8 Bingo Cards which students can play in small groups taking turns reading the bingo vocabulary lists. I added this latest packet to the German Bundle (down below).

German Worksheets Easter Spring Ostern Fruhling

German Unit – Nationalities

We delved into a unit about the various nationalities… Using the people cards (above) our people would ask each other what nationality they were or where they came from:

DSC09022We used the people above in our conversation practice.

Click here to download this FREE packet: German Unit – Nationalities – Staatsangehorigkeit You’ll have to scroll down through that post to download this packet.

German-Unit-Nationalities

German Verbs:

We spent quite a bit of time going over German verbs and the endings that are used.

Free-German-Verb-Worksheet


This year we’ve been doing a big unit on Daily Routines, Activities, and Hobbies. Find out more about our new unit here:

Freizeit das Haus Was machst du - German Worksheetsgerman-conversation-cards-daily-routine-activities-hobbies

Storybooks we Used for Learning German:

We used MANY 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. These were written for very young (German) kids, but our family used the books in this series listening to one story for a couple of years!

They are pretty simple storylines that are perfect for the level my kids are at. The contents of Bobo Siebenschlafer include:

  • Bei Bobo zu Haus
  • Bobo geht einkaufen
  • Bobo im Zoo
  • Bobo auf dem Spielplatz
  • Bobo ist krank

We *loved* this series so much, we wound up buying the book/cd for many of the different Bobo Siebenschlafer books such as Bobo Siebenschläfer ist wieder da. . (affiliate link)

Another similar set is Neue Abenteuer mit Conni. (She learns to bake, to ride her bike, to play soccer, etc.) This are small, mini-books.
You might also be interested in this simple book: Am I small? Bin ich klein? This book is in both English and in German. The illustrations are cute. :)
bin-ich-klein

So that’s about it for today! See you again soon here or Homeschool Den Facebook page. Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter! ~Liesl

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.

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  1. Ingrid Beck says:

    Thank you so much, you have such great resources. I can tell i’ll be spending hours browsing!

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