My German Club kids are asking to learn some basic phrases. So after our Story Listening lesson, I’ll be introducing some conversational vocabulary. We are going to start with greetings (Begrüßungen).
You can always say Hallo! for hello or Tschüss! for goodbye. But then you can get more specific.
- Guten Morgen – good morning
- Guten Tag – good day
- Guten Abend – good evening
- Gute Nacht – good night
- Auf Wiedersehen – goodbye (until we see each other again)
I made some word posters to introduce the vocab. There are posters with words, pictures only, and words only. Download the PDF for FREE here: Greetings Posters GitA
I also made some simple worksheets to go with the posters.
- match the greeting to the picture
- write the greeting under the picture
- word scramble
- word search
The PDF also has all of the solutions to the activities. You can download the PDF for FREE here: Greetings Arbeitsblätter GitA
And here is what they look like (click on the image to see a larger version):
Viel Spaß! Auf Wiedersehen!
The school year may have started a few weeks ago, but I just made Schültüten for the kids in my new German club. Luckily I only have 5 kiddos, so I didn’t have to make too many 😅
Our club is brand new. I started it, so that students could have the opportunity to continue with their German lessons in middle school (German only goes through elementary school. They switch to Spanish in middle school.)
But I digress! What is a Schültüte anyway? German children receive these colorful cones when they start 1st grade. They are filled with school supplies, small toys, and treats. I filled mine with:
- German stickers (on sale at the craft store!)
- pins that say “Deutsch ist wunderBÄR” & some other promotional postcards (from the AATG store) – the pin is already on Hippo’s backpack, so it’s not picture in the image below
- small bags of Gummibärchen (some from AATG, some from Target)
- mini RitterSport chocolates (I picked these up last time I was in Europe)
- pencils and pens (from Teacher’s Discovery).
- mini German flags (also from the AATG store)
Even though my club kiddos are not just starting school, I thought they would enjoy getting a taste of this fun tradition. So I made small versions of the colorful cones using 12×12-inch printed cardstock. (If you’d like to make one yourself, you can find a link to a tutorial in this post. By using patterned cardstock, I eliminated the step of wrapping poster board in wrapping paper.)
The kids were very excited to receive their Schultüten. I made them wait until they got home to open them with their families 🙂