The hare bumps into the tortoise and laughs at its slowness, so they have a race to see who is the fastest animal in the forest. However, the hare gets distracted on the way to the final flag - who will win?
This fable is also known as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.

First broadcast:
23 April 2009

Could be used to practise counting in German - count with the snail to four and then give the children the numbers to 10, perhaps with the help of a counting song.
Can be used to introduce basic directions vocabulary. Work through the key words and phrases, then draw a simple map on the board following the words from the clip, repeat the directions and ask the children to find the route on the map.