When we first start learning a different language, we practically are children. We have broken vocabulary and only understand every other word of the basics.
One way I have found to make being a kid fun is to play cartoons or even your childhood memories in a different language. Norway for instance ran a version of Sesame Street called Sesam Stasjon which can be found on YouTube.
Have fun being a kid again while you learn a new language. Who knows you may even enjoy it more than you think!