Clara lives with her stepmother and stepsister who treat her terribly. She cooks and cleans all day with little thanks. One day she drops something down the well and her stepmother throws her down the well to retrieve it. Instead she meets Frau Holle who invites her to stay in her house. When it's time to leave, Frau Holle gives her a fabulous golden dress. When the stepmother sees this, she decides to send her other daughter, Agnes, to see Frau Holle. Will she also get a golden dress for her efforts?
This is a useful clip to support learning about families and family members. Before watching the clip the teacher can explore each family member first then play it and ask the pupils to guess the relationship between each character. Pupils can then learn new words for house work and talk about what they do at home (such as who cook dinners, who clean the table and who sweeps the floor.)