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Silly Songs For Singing and Learning in German

Who doesn’t love a silly song?

Watching kids music videos is a great way of learning a new language or encouraging bilingualism in the home.  Here is a silly little monkey song for singing, laughing and learning in German.

Die Affen Rasen Durch Den Wald

(The Monkeys Race Through the Woods)

In this cute little song, the whole group of monkeys are racing through the forest looking for a “stolen” coconut.  Can you guess which “little monkey” has it?

Here are some questions for encouraging learning with this song:
What is the German word for monkey?
What is the the German word for more than one monkey?
What is the word for coconut?
Kokosnuss is a very silly sounding word.  Can you think of any silly sounding words in English or any other language?
Are there any other jungle animals in this video?
Can you name any other wild animals in German?
Can you name any barnyard animals in German?
Can you name any animals that are pets in German?

Song Lyrics In German And English

Lyrics in German and in English and an English translation can be found at the wonderful multicultural – Mama Lisa’s World.
Multicultural Kids Music Vid’s

If you’d like to explore family-friendly music videos without the quality or content issues that often come up on Youtube, check out one of our sister sites – Multicultural Kids Music Vid’s.

On this site, we’ve curated out favorite videos for exploring not only languages but world cultures.  To discover a world of music with your kids, visit the site and click on regions, countries, topics or even explore some truly unusual instruments from all over the planet at:


Kids Music Activities – Auf Deutsch!

Do you refer to read about children’s music and musical activities in German?  If so, check out our other sister blog here:

Das Kinder Machen Musik Blog


Kids Music Activities – En Español

Want to explore more in Spanish, you can visit our Spanish language kids music blog here:

Creciendo Con Música