A theme that seems to come up a lot when learning about body parts is monsters and aliens. I have several activities where students have to either describe or create monsters - students love getting to see weird monsters and being creative when they come up with their own.
Last week with German 2 we were finishing up class a little early. We were in the middle of our body parts unit, so I came up with a closing activity based on the monster descriptions students had just been doing. I asked students to get out a piece of paper and trace their hand. With just this outline, students then had to create a monster by adding different body parts to it.
Here are some of their monsters:
Afterward, you can have students describe different monsters to each other. You'll have a variety of monsters to choose from, but the beauty is that they all start with a hand - every student will have a base to build off of.
It was a fun, quick activity that I would recommend trying as a closing (or opening) for class.
- Frau Leonard