French for Kids – Resources for Teaching your Child French
Baseball, acting, bike riding: these are just a few of the extracurricular activities that may top your child's must-do list. But how about speaking French as well as a Parisian? Learning a language doesn't have to be about memorizing obscure grammar or repeating the phrase, "Hello, my name is..." twelve million times. This resource guide provides a comprehensive listing of games and activities so that your children can learn the language in any way they find appealing. After all, isn't the best kind of learning the kind that's fun?
Digital Dialects French Games The best kind of learning is the kind that feels like a game. Even better when it is a game. From Tic Tac Toe to matching games, this resource is a great place for beginners and intermediates alike. Polar FLE - French Mystery "A murder was committed at Trouville." Oh no! So begins the mystery presented in French and solvable only in that language. Choose the Google translate option to read the directions in English and convert it back to play. This site is best for intermediate or advanced learners. BBC Language Lab All the world's a game over at the BBC Language Lab. Test your knowledge of time, weather, and family phraseology or go for a quick French sing-along. Quia Shared Activities There's a hangman's life on the line, and it's up to you to save it. After that task is complete, try your hand at winning several thousand Euro in a game show. This is a creative and comprehensive game site to test knowledge in just about every area of the language. Highly recommended. French Print Outs Between board games, bingo, and word searches, this site will guarantee you'll be shouting "Je gagne!" for many years to come.
French Flashcards It's that time again: time to review! With these alphabet, family, vocabulary, and number flashcards, you'll never mispronounce your sibling's age in French ever again. French Verb Flashcards So you think you know what a verb is? Review your knowledge with flashcards here and then mosey on over to the crosswords section for the real test. For an extra challenge, step into the conjugator and see how well you know every manifestation of that irregular verb. Vocabulary Flashcards Learn, say, write. That's the concept behind the wide-ranging flashcards available at this site. Once you've got these down, test your knowledge with a quick game of hangman. French Phrases Flashcards Review phrases for telling time, addressing people, buying clothes, and doing much more. The vocabulary flash cards are available for downloading and printing.
BBC Grammar Worksheets Need practice with grammar? Articles, adjectives, expressions, nouns, opinions, prepositions, and pronouns: you name it, it's here. French Grammar Resources This website offers practice for all levels. Worksheets are available both online and for downloading, and range from fill in the blank to word searches. Choose your level accordingly. University of Texas French Worksheets Think the University of Texas is only about Hook 'em Horns? Think again. This site provides a detailed breakdown of basic grammar, followed by worksheets to test your knowledge. In the "Bienvenue" section, learn French while also reading about UT students studying abroad in France. Bonjour, Texans! French Vocabulary Worksheets If a massive treasure trove of vocabulary-related worksheets is what you seek, look no further. Fans of visually pleasing web pages will be disappointed here, but the content is rich beneath the disorganized layout.
About.com - Basic French Crossword Puzzle What's white, black, and can help you learn French? Why, these crossword puzzles from about.com, of course! Learn or review your calendar, color, and greeting terms and practice with puzzles afterward. You'll finally be able to pen those angry letters to crossword creators who make their puzzles too difficult. BBC French Crossword Puzzle This is hands-down one of the best crossword resources for French learners on the web. Test your vocabulary on topics as diverse as grape picking and the French Revolution. French Crossword Puzzles Think you know how to talk about yourself, what you do in your free time, and where you live? Test yourself here. Crosswords offer five levels of difficulty and are available in HTML and Across format. All in French Crossword Who needs pesky English translations when you can go right to the source? This French crossword site is the real stuff, meaning doing these will take you that much closer to actually being French. Google also offers you the option to translate the page into English so you can read the directions, but isn't that part of the fun?
French Coloring Pages
France Themed Coloring Pages There's a lot more to France than just the Eiffel Tower, but coloring it sure is fun, isn't it? Review your vocab first and then color in a biker sweating through the Tour de France, a rooster making his requisite rounds, and flowers yawning into the sun. French Coloring Pages for Kids Skip beneath the basilica of Sacre-Coeur and entertain your guests in the gardens of French castles. If it's in France, you can color it here.
Teaching Kids French Alphabet Resources
It's an open secret: alphabets are best when they come in color. Check out this guide for rainbow letters and spot-on pronunciation. French Alphabet Worksheets
The French alphabet may look just like the English one, but pronunciation makes all the difference. Learn how some (the French) would say is the best way to pronounce that "y."
BBC French Numbers - Practice & Instruction This site offers instruction and practice with French numbers in real contexts. Finally you'll be able to buy tickets and presents, arrange to meet for that play at a certain time, and book a hotel room, just like you've always wanted! Learn to Count in French Any kid who has ever been asked how old they are knows how important numbers can be. After visiting this site, students will be able to assert their age in French down to a fraction. French Numbers Test Quick! What's "one" in French? This simple site will test your knowledge faster than you can say "un."
BBC French Songs with Interactive Videos Mon dieu! Learning French is so much more fun when singing is involved. All songs are also accompanied by interactive videos so that vocabulary really sticks. Mama Lisa French Songs Mama Lisa lives in a world of dancing lions and whimsical French songs. Learn everything from your ABCs to how to tell Mommy a secret. Classic French Kid Songs If you're looking for the lyrics to classic French kids' songs, this site is a great bet.