One of my favorite memories from living in Germany with little ones was taking them to children activities. They played and we also listened to fun German Children’s Songs. I discovered a few favorites online and I want to share them with you because I think it’s important way to add fun to reading German children’s books.
Hallo, hallo schön, dass du da bist
For every kid activity I did with my kids, this was the song we started with. And I loved it. It’s a catchy tune, and I love how they introduce each kid by name.
Also, this YouTube channel is my favorite for finding German children’s songs.
Häschen in der Grube
This song is about a rabbit. I like it because the rabbit hops. But, I especially like it when there are a group of kids and they take turns like they do in the video below.
Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider
This is the German children’s song to teach kids about colors. Watch the video below and soon you’ll also know your colors in Deutsch.
Die 16 Bundesländer
This song isn’t one I was very familiar with, but the topic is familiar. It’s a song about the 16 German states and their capitals. I’d love to give a special shout out to my two favorite states, or the ones I lived in, Nordrhein-Westfalen (I even have a whole blog I used to write about family-friendly things to do in the NRW) and Rheinland Pfalz.
Just as the song at the beginning of this post was sung at the beginning of all the kid’s activities, the song at the end of this post was sung at the end of all of the kid’s activities. Alle Leut’ is also catchy. Watch the video below to see how to do the motions that go along with it.
Resources for more Children’s songs in German
- My favorite YouTube channel for kid’s songs in German. Mostly because they sing with kids.
- My second favorite YouTube channel for kid’s songs in German. Mostly because I like the animations.
- We’ve had the Teach Me Everyday German CD in our car for years. It’s a fun way to learn that has songs in both English and German. It also comes with a book.
- Amazon is also a great source for music. I discovered the “Die 30 Besten” YouTube channel I reference in this post, which is the YouTube version of the popular children’s CDs, is available for free streaming for Amazon Prime members. Click here.
Resources to learn more about Germany
- Check out children’s books set in Germany.
- If you’re heading there you may want to read some of my personal travel tips for families traveling to Germany.
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