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Papillons and French!

February 10, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: butterfly french kids

Papillons (butterflies) used to be my son’s favorite word in French. So, I thought I’d revisit it and do an activity with papillons.

What you need:

clothespins
tissue paper
markers or crayons
googgle eyes (if you have them)
glue or tape
pipe cleaner

What to do:
1. Help your child cut out tissue paper to make papillon wings. They can make them oval, heart shape or any shape they like.

2. Have your child color patterns on the wings. As they color the patterns, they can say the names of the colors in French.
3. Tape or glue the wings onto the clothespin. Or you can just stick the paper inside the clothespin.
4. Glue eyes or draw eyes on the clothespin.
5. Use pipe cleaners to form the antennae. They can also decorate it with glitter.
6. Then, you can clip the papillon to various locations around the house and play a game where your child has to find the papillon. When they spot it, they can say, “Je vois un papillon.”

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