German Day Ideas

Age Range: 2 - 16

German Day Ideas

If you're planning to spend a day (or week / term) teaching children about life in Germany, explore our collection of cross-curricular teaching ideas and classroom activities!

Please add your own ideas and suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Make a biography about an important person from Germany.
  • Choose a famous German person and think of questions that you would like to ask them.
  • Write a recipe to help somebody to create a German meal.
  • Find out about Oktoberfest (or other popular event in Germany). When did it first take place? How is it celebrated today?
  • Write a letter to a German pen friend.
  • Make a set of questions and answers that will help others to learn more about life in Germany.
  • Read some of the Grimms' fairy tales. Could you retell one of them to a friend? 

Maths

  • Create a calendar that shows the dates of important festivals and celebrations in Germany. How do people celebrate these events?
  • Practise counting in German. What is the largest number that you can count to?
  • Compare the area / population of Germany with other countries in Europe and around the world.
  • Design some new coins / banknotes to use in Germany.

Science

  • Find out about animals that can be found in Germany. Could you write a report about one of them?

Computing

  • Create a virtual guide to Germany using text, images, audio and / or video.
  • Create an eBook containing facts about Germany.

Design Technology

  • Try some German food. Could you make a menu for a German meal? Could you create some of the meals?
  • Find out the names of different German companies. What do they make / do?
  • Create some illustrations of traditional German costumes.

Art

  • Draw a picture of the German coat of arms.
  • Colour a blank version of the German flag using our template below.

Music

  • Listen to music by famous German composers (e.g. Bach, Beethoven and Strauss).
  • Listen to music that is popular in Germany today. How is it similar / different to your favourite music?

Geography

  • Use an outline map of Germany to plot the locations of different towns, cities and places of interest. A free template is available below.
  • Find out the names of the countries that share a border with Germany. Can you label these on a map?
  • Can you create your own map of Germany and show the main cities, geographical features and other famous landmarks?
  • Plan a visit to Germany. How will you get there? How long will it take? How much might it cost? What will you need?
  • There are more than 25,000 castles in Germany, can you find out about some of them? Could you plot their location on a map?

History

  • Create a timeline showing the main events in the history of Germany.

Physical education

  • Create a set of instructions to teach people how to play a game/sport that is popular in Germany.

Languages

  • Record an audio guide to teach people some German words.

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