My 1st and 2nd graders are so squirrely! It is hard to get through a Story Listening lesson. So I have decided to try to keep the stories short (still rich with content) and sing songs for the second part of our class.
I came across the song “Grün, grün, grün” again recently. It’s such a great song for colors. But at the same time, I find some of the verses to be a bit cumbersome. I mean, “Schornsteinfeger”?! That’s something of a tongue-twister!
Then I found some super cute Halloween kids clipart and thought that would work really well for adapting the song. It would be even better if the kids’ costumes were truly monochromatic, but I think it’s close enough 😉
Of course, I made some word posters to help teach the song. There is a set with the color words and a set without them – your choice!
I came up with the following characters:
- red – Rotkäppchen (Red Riding Hood)
- orange – Kürbis (pumpkin)
- yellow – Biene (bee)
- green – Fee (fairy)
- blue – Cowboy
- purple – Hexe (witch)
- pink – Hase (rabbit)
- black – Katze (cat)
- white – Geist (ghost)
Check them out:
You can download them all for FREE here: Grün, grün, grün Plakate GitA
Just take the original song and change the lyrics:
Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider
Grün, grün, grün ist alles, was ich habe
Darum liebe ich alles, was grün ist
Weil mein Schatz ein Jäger ist
I’d love to hear from you! How are you using these materials? And how did it go??