Germany KS2: A song about playing games
A group of children from Berlin who play in a band called Neon Monsters are celebrating Karneval in Berlin.
We see them play day-glo mini golf whilst singing a song which introduces German vocabulary for playing games.
This short film is from the BBC series, Virtually There: Germany.
In this series of short fun films, a British boy practices German by talking to a group of children in Berlin via a tablet. Virtually There: Germany revises basic German vocabulary in a series of real-life settings, and using memorable songs.
Pupils could be asked to form groups and practise and perform the chorus.
The song could be used to introduce the idea of Karneval:
What is the origin of the word Karneval?
How is it celebrated in Germany? Where else is it celebrated in Europe?
Pupils can research 'counting in/out' rhymes in German, and practice playing games and using phrases such as 'Ich bin dran'.
Support pronunciation by practising phonemes o: o in 'rot' and aʊ au in 'blau'.
This film could be used for teaching German at KS2 or at a beginner level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level or beginner level in Scotland.