Perhaps not appropriate for Middle School levels, but my High Schoolers loved it. Word play that even Level 1 students have the vocabulary to grasp and characters that the students might know from video games (Sniper, Spy and Medic from the game Team Fortress 2 - the Medic speaks German).
Good warning for kids - you can post this by your craft supplies. Also a good cultural reference - the kids will want to know who's in the picture!
This was more fun during election time, but I brought it back out when we did Dative Prepositions at the end of the year. Probably won't be current enough to use past this year...
- Frau Leonard