May 22

Prioritizing language learning

Ever feel like there are just too many things to do? Me, too. I find that when I’m running low on energy, speaking French to my kids is one of the first things that just drops off the radar. It’s … Continue reading

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Apr 03

French activities to learn about the Arctic (activités Arctique)

We recently completed a unit study on the Arctic.  We did a lot of fun stuff in English at our homeschool co-op but added these French activities to complement the topic.     Books with accompanying lesson ideas: Etuk et … Continue reading

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Mar 27

Fun French activities with a mystery theme (activités mystères)

I thought this was going to be the best French club ever. Turns out it was a bit of a gong show, so if you do these activities, please make sure to tweak them as I’ve suggested. 🙂 Secret code … Continue reading

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Feb 12

French Valentine’s Day Activities: Activités pour la Saint Valentin

We had a little Valentine celebration at our French club this week. Here’s what we did: Active game: Hugs & Kisses (Bisous et Calins) This game came from this link. We just played it in French instead. The children took … Continue reading

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Jan 17

French snowman activities

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but in my neck of the woods it’s COLD and there is a thick blanket of the white stuff covering the ground. So, in keeping with what’s going on … Continue reading

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Dec 06

Christmas-themed French activities

Yikes – December snuck up on me! Here are some fun and easy French vocabulary-building activities you can do with your kids. Christmas Bingo in French (no parent French needed) This web site has a great printout for Bingo that’s … Continue reading

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Oct 23

Fun techie & mixer ideas for getting kids to speak in French

One of the activities we do to enhance the kids’ language ability is a weekly French Club.  The format for the club this year is to start with a vocabulary-building active/running game for the first 15-25 minutes, followed by a … Continue reading

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Oct 09

Thanksgiving-themed ideas for practicing French vocabulary

It’s Thanksgiving this coming weekend here in Canada. For those of you reading from elsewhere, you can save these ideas for later or adapt them to your own upcoming celebrations.  🙂 Group game Photo credit: Eric Schmuttenmaer, Flickr, used by … Continue reading

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Sep 27

French club: Obstacle courses, books, and pies (oh, my!)

We recently re-started our French club after a break for the summer. This session, we have 8 children ranging in age from 7-11. This is a great group size – big enough to do interactive group activities but not so … Continue reading

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Aug 14

Three helpful books on raising bilingual kids

Photo credit:  kirilhristov, flickr, used by Creative Commons license I love to read, especially on the beach. Our recent family beach trip was spent reading many books, including about 6 on bilingualism. I wish I had read them sooner! It … Continue reading

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