An ideal 'outdoors' lesson for the end of the school year in the sun.
I used this lesson in an MFL enrichment event with a local secondary school and it was written about on the MGN website:
Du bist raus
Der Ball/Die Bälle
Dreht nach rechts/links
… auf den Boden
Du bist raus
Eins bis zehn
Plus, minus, mal
This is designed to be a stand-alone lesson. However as the language is not beginners level, I would suggest that the children should have had at least a few months of German before you teach them this lesson. Ideally teach it at the end of the Summer term so the children can enjoy the weather
Power point presentation
Hand outs which the children can take home for revision
Cones with numbers on them, set out in a large circle - off the football pitch
A football pitch
If possible - An additional adult to supervise the skills/game activity
Slides 3 - 4 Football game and skills vocabulary
Sag mir nach (repeat after me) the vocabulary with the children. Explain that when you go outside, one half of the class will be playing football and the other half will work on skills*.
Tell the children that as soon as one randomly selected child can translate 10 of the words into German, they will go outside. Give the children 5+ minutes to to learn and test each other on this vocabulary on their tables.
*If you don't have an additional adult, simply do the activities in order. If you do, one adult does activities 1 and 2 and the other does activity 3. Swap the children after 20+ minutes.
Activity 1 - Maths in German with numbered cones
All the children stand inside the cones. Give the children a maths question such as drei plus drei. Eliminate the last few children to reach the 6 cone. Repeat with different sums but make sure the answer is always less than 10. Do some practise runs first. Reward the 'last child standing'
Activity 2 - Follow commands around the circle
Activity 3 - Football Game
The children play against each other but are not allowed to speak English. Go over the vocabulary on slide 3 with them (bring a sheet outside) before they start. You are the referee and explain that if anyone speaks English they have to sit down for one minute.