To have (haben) 1

Learning Objective

Use 'to have' in a variety of situations


Success Criteria

I can use 'to have' when talking about clothes

I can use 'to have' when talking about food

I can translate 'to have' sentences on my own and with a partner


Key Vocabulary


Ich habe

Du hast

Er hat

Sie hat

Es hat

Sie haben

Wir haben


Vocabulary from 'clothes' lessons

Vocabulary from 'fruit' and 'breakfast' lessons


Lesson Context

Following on from the 'sein' lessons, this lesson uses the children's previous knowledge of clothes and food to strengthen the children's ability to create their own sentences, this time by using the verb 'haben'. Translation is used again but there are lots of fun strategies in this lesson, including 'secret signal', 'find your partner', 'fill in the blanks' and 'who is speaking'.



Power point presentation

Hand outs which the children can take home for revision

Cards for the 'Find a Partner' game 

Slide 2

Communicate LO and SC

Highlight the 'blue SC' and tell the children that prizes will go to children who can use 'to have' when translating and doing the exciting 'find your partner', 'fill in the blanks' and 'who is speaking' activities


*You may want the children to practise 'fruit' vocabulary at this point which will be useful this lesson. If you wish to do this, I have included the flashcards at the bottom of the page. The set also includes revision of the 'weather' lessons


Slide 3 - to have (haben)

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slides. Point out that 'have' in 'you have' is different to the 'have' in 'they have' and 'we have', just like it was different with 'sein'. Ask the children to make up their own sentences using 'haben' and see if the other children in the class can translate them 


Slide 4 - Secret Signal

Using the vocabulary on the slide, ask one child to leave the room and agree with the rest of the class on a secret signal, such as touching your nose. Choose a child to perform this signal at any given moment. Bring the first child back into the room and ask the class to say 'ich habe' (the first item on the list) in a chant. Every time the class sees the designated person do the agreed secret signal, they move onto the next phrase in the list - du hast. The child has to guess who is doing the signal before the class gets to the bottom of the list. If the child who went outside guesses correctly, they earn a reward. If the class get to the bottom, the 'signaller' and somebody else from the class, earn a reward


Slides 5 - 10 - Clothes

Sag mir nach 'clothes' vocabulary on these slides. As you go through the slides, ask random translation questions such as:

I have the jersey

They have the scarf

We have the belt


Note - I have chosen a mix of clothes from 'Clothes 1' and 'Clothes 2' - the ones I consider to be the most difficult.


Once you get to slide 10, ask if any of the children want to play the teacher. Like 'King/Queen of Knowledge', the child says a sentence in English (such as the 3 examples above) that they can translate into German. You then randomly select a child (using lollipop sticks) and if they can translate they 'become King/Queen' but if they can't, the current King/Queen earns a reward and they get another go. If someone has a 5 turn streak, they earn a special reward 


Slide 15 - Find your partner

Using the 'Find your partner' cards at the bottom of the page, the children have a card each and have to find the other person in the class with the translated sentence of what they have - English to German and German to English. Once a pair have found each other, they both sit down. When all of the children are sitting down, randomly select children to reveal their own and their partner's sentence.

*I have made 32 cards and there may be an odd number of children in the class. You could create a special seat for someone to sit on who thinks they don't have a partner. You could also put all 'spare' cards on a desk for children to take (and have 2 cards).  


Slides 16 - 25 - Food vocabulary

Sag mir nach the 'food' vocabulary on these slides. As you go through the slides, ask random translation questions such as:

You have the juice

She has the sausage

They have the cake


Note - I have chosen a mix of food from both the 'fruit' and 'breakfast' lessons - the ones I consider to be the most difficult.


Slide 26 - Food translation

Go through numbers 1 and 2 with the children and then let them discuss the translations to the rest with their partners. After a few minutes, randomly select and reward children who can correctly translate given sentences


Slide 27 - Food translation - Writing

The slide is also on the children's hand outs with space to the right so they can write out the translations. Give the children 5 - 10 minutes to complete this. Afterwards, randomly select and reward children who can correctly translate given sentences


Slides 28 - 29 - Fill in the blanks

Let the children look at slide 29 and discuss with their partners for a few minutes what 4 words go into the blanks. Randomly select and reward children who get this correct


Slide 30 - Who is speaking?

Ask a child to come to the front of the class and stand with his/her back to the other children. Someone from the class then says a full German sentence using 'haben' (in a funny voice if they wish) and the person at the front has to guess who said the sentence. If the person at the front guesses correctly then they stay where they are, if not the 'speaker' gets to go to the front. The person at the front has the chance of earning a bonus reward if they are also able to correctly translate the sentence into English


Assessment and Evidence

Observe and ask questions

Refer back to the learning objective and success criteria after the 'who is speaking' activity 

Check achievement of the blue success criteria when you are on slide 31 by questioning and rewarding randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks) 

To have (haben) 1.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.8 MB
Vocabulary Sheet To have (haben) 1.docx
Microsoft Word Document 65.2 KB

Print as 1 -sided sheets - these are not flashcards
Find Your Partner Cards.docx
Microsoft Word Document 35.0 KB
Das Kartenspiel Fruit and Weather.docx
Microsoft Word Document 40.2 KB