Moving Sentences

This idea can be used for any long sentence structures or patterns which give villagers difficulty. Put one word of the sentence pattern on separate note cards. Each student gets one note card. Call out the sentence slowly and have students line up in the correct order holding up their cards. For pattern, “Ich gehe zum Gasthof, weil ich essen will” make sure the villager holding “ich” moves to the second half of the sentence. Change cards frequently so students got the idea that “will” is at the end! Variation: once they can move quickly to the patterned line-up, use a ball or a balloon. Toss the balloon and say the first word of a sentence. The villager with the second word has to say that word and hit the balloon back up. Try to complete sentences without letting balloon hit the ground.