It’s the season for some fun winter vocabulary. Since all children love snow, here’s a great opportunity to teach your daughter or son some new French words.
snowman – homme de neige
snow – neige
winter – hiver
There are many activities you can do with your child to teach them these French words. If you are lucky enough to live in a place where it snows, you can simply go outside and play in the snow together and build a homme de neige saying the new words as you build him. However, if there is no snow where you live, you can either make snowmen with playdough or do something I loved doing with my mother when I was a child. You can make snowmen pancakes for breakfast, while your child watches you. They can help you stir before cooking them and then together you can decorate them after they are cooked. Your child can add raisins or chocolate chips for the eyes, nose and buttons. While he decorates them, make sure you reinforce ‘homme de neige’ by saying it often, so they learn the word. Be creative and most importantly have fun!