French Christmas Dominoes is a fun way to learn a few holiday words in French. You don't have to be a French teacher to have a little fun with another language. It's good for the brain!
My background is teaching beginner FSL (Core French) to grades 5-7. I have used activities like this with my grade 5s who are brand new to French, or to reinforce simple vocab with grade 6s and 7s. These simple games will help your students practice 12 common Christmas words in French. That's it. No sentences required, but I encourage you to teach some sentence frames to use while playing the games. (This is very similar to my Halloween Dominoes product, except that set also includes a crossword puzzle.)
le Père Noël, un biscuit, des jouets, un cadeau, un bas de Noël, une cheminée, un renne, un lutin, un traîneau, une boule de Noël, une canne de Noël, un sapin de Noël
• a dominoes game
• a small group draw-your-own "Loto" game
• a listening/reading word matching game
• some useful word wall cards
Additional Materials Needed:
You will need to provide a class set of coloured counters in two colours to cover spaces on the game boards. You could probably use small Bingo chips, or even small unifix cubes. Card stock is needed for printing the dominoes game.
How do you play dominoes?
Match the picture on the end of one card to the word it represents on the end of another card. This game links visual cues to vocabulary words which helps with comprehension and memorization.
These 6 pages of dominoes cards make one set of cards to use with one group of 3-4 students. Copy multiple sets onto card stock
for the number of groups in your class. Cut apart on the wider lines.
No color printer?
No problem. You can easily print out the colored pages in "greyscale" aka black and white and photocopy from there. You can also just photocopy the pages in black and white from the color masters. Just start with a high quality master print for best results.
Looking for something more challenging?
French Christmas Speaking and Writing Activities
contains twice as many cards, larger cards, much more vocabulary, and all the activities there are completely different and more challenging for students who have had at least a year of Core French/FSL.
Want a Christmas present from me to you? Une petite surprise de Noël
Background on the cover by Sonya DeHart Design
These materials are licensed for you to copy and use personally with your own students. Please do not distribute to other teachers without additional licenses. (They're half price:) It is not permitted to post this product on the internet for any reason.