There are 11 different colour cards and 15 different school equipment cards. You may wish to combine these in order to give one card per pupil (just make sure you are ready to launch the group straight into the second leg or they will get to the end of colours and the game will stop as it says ‘La Fin’!
Select the version you prefer–
Version 1 French words matching to French words
Version 2 French words matching to English words.
How to Play:
Print and cut out the cards. Laminate for durability.
Before laminating I usually back with coloured card and handwrite the topic on the back– a good idea if you are going to purchase other sets of cards so you can sort easily (especially after GCSE revision sessions when we get all the sets out at once).
Distribute the cards. I use the following guide:
1 card for an ‘average’ pupil
2 or 3 for a ‘more able’ pupil
1 between 2 for ‘less able’ pupils
The pupil with the card ‘DEBUT’ begins and asks their question ‘Qui a bleu?’
The next pupil has a card saying ‘J’ai bleu’ and they shout this out before asking their own question ‘Qui a rouge?’
NB. You may prefer to use the French-Digit version of the cards which requires pupils to listen to the French ‘Qui a bleu?’ and answer ‘J’ai bleu or J’ai blue’. This increases the level of challenge.
The game continues, each pupil shouting out their card and prompting the next pupil until the last pupil arrives at ‘LA FIN’.
Once pupils are used to the game you will find that they enjoy racing against the clock. I usually do 2 or 3 rounds without the clock and then give them a chance to beat their record.
When to use:
To embed vocabulary. Following presentation.
To develop listening, speaking, reading skills.
Kinaesthetic activity– can also be done in pairs or small groups– just print off multiple times.
Revision– pupils move from one station to the next and at each station is a set of cards spread out on the table– they have to pick them up in the correct order. For this it is best to use FRENCH ENGLISH VERSION.