10 Four in a Row game boards and a ‘Serpents et Echelles’ (Snakes and Ladders / Chutes and Ladders) Game for practice of speaking the date, including days of the week (les jours de la semaine) and months (les mois) in French. These fun, easy-to prepare printable activities address the question ‘Quelle est la date?’ and could be used as part of a focus on 'Le Calendrier'. These will suit beginners and near beginners when consolidating this basic skill.
This packet is available in a great value French Calendar BUNDLE, along with a substantial PowerPoint presentation and bingo game, I have Who Has Card sets, differentiated worksheets, and puzzles:
French Calendar BUNDLE (Days, Months, Dates)
All 11 game boards are available in both US and UK date formats to suit various other countries too. Within the Zip file there are 2 PDF files, one with Four in a Row boards, the other with the Serpents et Echelles game.The 24 pages referred to in the product information section includes the alternative UK versions.
FOUR IN A ROW
Although this was originally created to help students answer the French question 'Quelle est la date?', there is no reference to French on the boards so they can also be used for Spanish, Italian, German, and many other languages. Pupils will practice calendar vocabulary - months, days of the week, and numbers to thirty-one.
5 boards with the month and date
5 further boards with the month, date and day
A fun language learning activity - ideal for a starter, early finisher task, main lesson consolidation work or as part of a bank of revision activities. Print in either Letter / A4 or larger size and laminate for regular use. Individuals or pairs play against each other, taking it in turns to roll a die before choosing a date in the correct column (columns are labelled 1-6) to say in the target language. If correct, they could put their symbol or initial over it with a marker pen or cover it with a counter of a different color to their opponent. The first player/team to get 4 in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally is the winner. With 10 boards in total, they can swap with other pairs/groups when finished to have another game.
SERPENTS ET ECHELLES (SNAKES AND LADDERS):
Pupils play as per normal Chutes and Ladders / Snakes and Ladders, only they have to say the date they land on in French. The UK date format version of the game is on page 2 of the file, after the US version. Student instructions are on page 3.
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