Liebe ListlerInnen: My favorite game for beginners is :Paeckchen, paeckchen du musst wandern. It is sung to the tune of Taler, Taler du muss wandern which is a traditional German song. Paeckchen, Paeckchen Du muss wandern Von dem einen Kind zum andern O, wie schoen! O, wie schoen! Das Paeckchen bleibt bei Mary (the child's name) stehen. The teacher prepares a package by wrapping a piece of candy. Then adding another piece of candy and wrapping them together. Then adding another candy to that small package and wrapping them together. Keep adding a piece of candy to create a larger and larger package with as many layers as you have students. When the children pass the package, the one it stops at opens one layer and takes a candy. Then children sing the song as they pass the package. They continue to pass it until everyone has opened a layer and taken a piece of candy. Variation: Instead of candy in each layer, hide a command such as "count to ten in German" or "jump three times" which the student acts out.
|German Music Database Homepage||Search the GMD||General ideas for using songs in class||Artists and Songs list|
If you can't find something, try my Other
Music Sites, or google.com:
enter a phrase from the song you want, something without umlauts or ß.
Put quotes around it too to search for the exact phrase.
Sorry about the Popup windows that come -- they're from my free server and I can't stop them, but modern browsers shouldn't show them.