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Make your own teddy bears’ market stall! – Part 1

Ben and Alex, the UK-German Bears, are always hungry. That’s why they have decided to set up their own market stall, full of fresh food!

You can make your very own model of the teddy bears’ market stall. Then, why not practice selling the things on the stall in German?

Alex has written down some simple instructions in German for you underneath each picture. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything – there are useful words and phrases at the bottom of the page to help you.

You will need:

  • A cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sellotape
  • Colouring pencils / pens
  • Coloured card / paper (optional)
  • The printed templates for the bears and the food items (see below)

Before you start, make sure you get an adult to help you!

The finished Bärenmarkt stall

Templates to download:

Step 1

Take your box and cut off both of the short top flaps and one long one. You’ll need them later.

Drei der Klappen abschneiden

Step 2

Cut down two of the corners of your box and folddown one of the long sides.

Schneiden und falten

Step 3

Cut down the middle of both of the short sides, almost to the bottom.

In der Mitte schneiden

Step 4

Fold together the two sides so they meet in the middle and tape them together.

Die Seiten zusammenfalten

Step 5

Take the short top flaps you have cut off. Fold the pieces to make ‘v’ shapes.

Die Teile falten

Step 6

Put the two ‘v’ shapes at the back of the cardboard box.

Die Teile in die Pappkiste stellen

How are you doing so far? On the next page, you’ll find out how to decorate your market stall.

For teachers

Why not add a whole new element to your pupils’ learning experience by doing this activity as a project with a partner school?

We have come up with a special ideas sheet with project suggestions to help you.

Download project ideas

Instructions for your German partner school

Don’t have a partner school? Find out how we can help you set up a partnership

Deutsch English
die Klappe flap
schneiden to cut
falten to fold
die Mitte middle
zusammenfalten fold together
die Teile pieces
die Pappkiste cardboard box