Tie string to a stick for a fishing rod. Make pictures or collect objects and place them in a bucket or large paper bag. Villagers “fish” for the objects (you attach them to the string). If the student answers “Was ist das?” correctly, the fish is a keeper. If the answer is incorrect, it gets repeated by all and put back into the bucket. This game has lots of applications-use pictures of verbs for “Was tust du?” and pictures of places for “Wohin gehst du?”

(This is really great if you can find a magnet to attach to the end of the string and paper clips to attach to each of the pictures!)