I created this project to help both young German students who are learning English as a foreign language, as well as young students who are learning German. This project is flexible and can be used for both group and individual lessons.
The ideas for how to use this project are in both English (page 2), and German (page 3).
Arranging the animals:
Learners ask themselves: What‘s the difference between a bear and a badger? Why does a badger need claws? Which hooves and paws do the animals have?
Match clothing size and animal size, describe the animals:
Some clothing items don‘t fit all animals! Do the pants fit the snake? Why not? Learners can find adjectives to describe the clothing items on the animals. Why doesn‘t the shirt fit the bear? The shirt‘s too tight! More adjectives: tight, wide, small, big. The animal is big, fat, thin, etc...
For learners that can recognize letters, sort words by their first letter:
rabbit - robe, deer – dress, bear – blouse, parrot – pants, cow - coat
Animals and their environments:
Forest animals: badger, fox, lynx, deer, rabbit, bear
Zoo animals: elephant, lion, snake, parrot
Farm animals: pig, goat, horse, cow