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Making Necklaces and Learning French

May 26, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: French numbers learn kids teach

Sometimes the best ideas for practicing French are the simplest. My 4 year old daughter’s new obsession is to make necklaces, bracelets and rings out of stringing beads. It’s an easy way to practice numbers and colors in French.

You can count together as your children string them. And you can even use this activity with your younger children who can’t string them yet. Instead of stringing the beads with them, you can sort the beads together.

The great thing about making necklaces is that your children will have something to remember their lesson with later. You can use the necklaces and bracelets to continue to practice their numbers in French. Also, you can buy a huge container of beads for only $5 at walmart. So this isn’t a big investment. But, loads of fun!

Helping Your Children Learn Numbers 11-20 in French

May 24, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: French numbers learn kids teach

Teaching children numbers is one of the building blocks in learning a foreign language. Here’s a great activity to help them learn their numbers from 11-20 in French.

Now that the weather is nice and warm outside. Take a little walk with your children or you can go into your backyard. Take a basket and have your children gather different things like blades of grass, flowers, leaves, etc. As they pick the blades of grass you can count in French with them to help them get used to counting up so high.

Afterwards, you can take your basket of treasures and sit down at the dining room table and do a little craft with them. Let your children make a masterpiece by gluing the grass and flowers on some paper. As they glue them on, have them count them again in French. Hang up their masterpieces so they will be reminded of the numbers they learned.

Here are some the number in French from 11-20:

11 onze
12 douze
13 treize
14 quatorze
15 quinze
16 seize
17 dixsept
18 dixhuit
19 dixneuf
20 vingt

Learning Facial Words in French and Spanish

May 19, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: face french spanish kids

I found a Wooly Willy the other day and decided to buy it and use it for our French and Spanish lessons. You know Wooly Willy, the face where you move the little magnetic pieces to make different faces.

It’s a great tool to practice facial vocabulary for French or Spanish. You can give your children commands in French and then they can move the magnets around to do what you asked them. It’s really fun. My kids love this game! Wondering where you can buy one? You can fine them on amazon for only a couple of bucks.

Small and Big Worksheet in Spanish!

May 18, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: spanish worksheet

Here’s a simple, yet helpful worksheet for your kids to practice big (grande) and small (pequeño(a)) in Spanish. You can give them as much or as little guidance that you feel they need. Enjoy!

Petit(e) and Grand(e) French Worksheet

May 18, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: small big french worksheet

Here is another worksheet that I made for my children. It will help reinforce the words petit(e) small and grand(e) big. With a little introduction from you, they should be able to do the worksheet by themselves. I hope everyone has a great week!

International Visitors!

May 17, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: French for little boys

I know there are a lot of you out there who come from other countries other than the US or Canada. If you are interested in purchasing French for Little Boys, you can email me and I can send you an invoice including shipping which depends on where you live. Just let me know!

Thank you all for stopping by my blog! Let me know if there is anything you need or any lessons you want designed!

Eiffel Tower Craft

May 15, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: eiffel tower craft

Okay this is really cool French craft. I know our preschoolers can’t do it themselves, but it might work for older kids or for a family group craft. You make an Eiffel Tower out of of craft sticks:

Even if you have to do most of the work, you can get your children to practice their numbers by counting the craft sticks as you use them.

Happy Birthday Song in French

May 13, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Happy Birthday French Teach Kids

Today is my birthday and I wanted to find a good French version of a Happy Birthday song on Youtube. After looking around I found this one. It’s really good.

Here are the lyrics:

Bon anniversaire, nos vœux les plus sincères
Que ces quelques fleurs vous apportent le bonheur
Que l’année entière vous soit douce et légère
Et que l’an fini, nous soyons tous réunis
Pour chanter en chœur : “Bon Anniversaire!”

Emotions Worksheet in Spanish

May 12, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Spanish

Here’s a worksheet for your children to help them learn some emotion words in Spanish! All they have to do is draw little faces according to the emotion listed.

Here’s a list of the Spanish emotion vocabulary:
sad – triste
happy – feliz
angry – enojado
crazy – loco

Emotion Words in French

May 12, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: emotions french children learn

Here is a worksheet I made to practice emotion words in French. Just print it out and have you child draw in the oval a face that represents the emotion underneath it. You can even add yarn and sparkles to make the faces look more realistic (or at least for your children to have more fun).

Useful Vocabulary:

sad – triste
happy – heureux
crazy – fou
angry – fâché
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