Here is a cute little game in German for kids. It is a counting rhyme to help students learn numbers. Students form a ring and dance around holding hands. They can either take turns at chanting the numbers form 1 to 9 in order, or each one can chant three numbers at a time.
German Counting Rhyme
Eins, zwei, drei - One, two, three
du bist frei. - you are free
Vier,fünf,sechs - four, five, six
Du bist nächst. - you are next.
Sieben, acht, neun, - seven, eight, nine
du musst’s sein - you must be it.(i.e. you must be the one to do whatever the
task is in the game.)
The one to whom the other kids point and say “du musst es sein", may enter the ring and dance, sing or tell a joke; whatever they feel like doing.