This card game is called "jeu de 7 familles" in France. It allows children to discover Christmas vocabulary and Christmas Eve traditions in France.
Cut out the cards to get a full set of 7 families card game. On a board, list all the cards for each "family".
To play, you must distribute 6 cards to each player (a maximum of 4 players is recommended). One by one, each player asks another player a specific card. For example, “un renne” because the player already owns three other cards of the “Le soir de Noël” family. If the player has the requested card, he must hand it over to the player who requested it. The latter can then ask for another card to the same player or to another one until one of these players doesn’t have the requested card. In this case, the player who asked for a card has to “go fish” and draws a card from the poole (constituted by the cards that weren’t shared between the players at the beginning of the game). Then, it is the next player’s turn, unless it is the card being asked for, in which case it is shown to the other players, and he gets another turn. The player who has made the greatest number of families wins. You can also use the cards as flashcards.
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