Funkel Funkel Kleiner Stern

This is the name of a song you know quite well:  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

We are learning this in German in Kindergarten.

We heard a German story called “Sterntaler” – it is a fairy tale about a girl who gives away everything she has, but then stars fall from the sky to give her new clothes and coins.

Here is a shadow puppet show of the story (in German).  We listened to an English explanation in class.


Here is a link to a lovely sing-along video of the song.

Viel Spaß!


Herzlich Wilkommen!

Welcome to German!

In Kindergarten this year we will have a fabulous time learning German together through games, songs and other activities.

Whenever we watch a video or learn a song at school, I will share it with you on this blog so you can join in at home.

Starting school in Germany is a very exciting and important adventure.  Families celebrate with a special party, cake, and a very special gift called a Schultüte.