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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 numbers in French – different approaches

March 02, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: French numbers learn kids teach

Practicing numbers in French may get boring for your children after awhile. Here are a few activities you can do for a change.

1. Cut circles of yellow construction paper and pretend they are gold coins. You can have your children count them.

2. Also, you can do the same as the above except put different numbers on each pretend coin. Then, you can hide them and your children can collect and put them in their treasure box if they have one. If they don’t have a treasure box, you can help them make one out of a shoe box.

3. You can also play ‘store’ with pretend food and have your children buy the food from you by counting out the pretend coins.

Hopscotch and French!

February 16, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: French numbers learn kids teach

About 10 o’clock in the morning, my kids start to go nuts. It’s too early for lunch and it’s too late to be calm and 1/2 asleep. So, we usually go outside and play some kind of game. Today, my daughter wanted to play hop scotch and without my coaxing, she played it in French!

I know that there is still a lot of snow on the ground up North, so you can keep this idea in your back pocket for the Spring. All you have to have is a flat sidewalk and some chalk. Your kids can practice saying their French numbers as you draw it or you can have them draw it themselves and say the numbers in French. Then, you can play it with a pebble, where they throw it on a number and they don’t hop on that square. As they land on the other squares they can say that number in French.

Here’s a variation if you really want to switch things up. You can make the square in different colored chalk and you can even put the numbers in the wrong order. That way they aren’t counting up and they will have to remember the exact number in French.

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