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Colorful Flowers

March 22, 2009 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Today I did a great craft with my children to reinforce their French color vocabulary. We made huge flowers out of construction paper and each petal was cut from a different color. As they cut the petals out we said the color names and we also wrote the color’s name on each petal to help them to start to learn how to read in French. We hung them up on our French wall. (I’ll talk about our French wall tomorrow. )

If you’re like me you’d probably like specific directions, so here they are:

What you will need:
construction paper – various colors
scissors
glue/tape
crayons

What to do:
1. Help your toddler cut out flower petals from different color construction paper. Say the different colors in French together as you cut them out. You can also write the name of each color on the petal.
2. Help your toddler cut out a stem and leaf for your flower.
3. Let your child glue all of the pieces together to make a beautiful flower and hang it on your water or fridge so you both can practice your French throughout the day.

Here are some color words you can use:
white – blanc
blue – bleu
red – rouge
yellow – jaune
green – vert
purple – violet

Spring is here!

March 21, 2009 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Printemps (Spring) is here!

With Spring comes new French vocabulary for you toddlers! You can take a walk and point out items to them and teach them the word in French.

les fleurs – the flowers
l’arbre – the tree
l’herbe – the grass
Il fait beau – The weather is nice.

and when the weather isn’t so nice, you can teach your child:
Il pleut – It’s raining.

Happy Spring!

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