Beginning French Greetings and Introductions printable games. Made for beginners / near beginners in Primary / Elementary and early Middle School (Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6) but may suit other grades, depending on experience. “I Have…Who Has?” game, jigsaw puzzle, and active card game to review Les Salutations vocabulary (Bonjour, Au revoir, Ça va?, Quel âge-as tu?, Où habites-tu? etc). Ideal activities for speaking and reading practice. The Zip file contains 2 PDF files.
“I HAVE…WHO HAS…?” (J’ai…Qui a…?”)
The six 10-card loop games are colored differently. If printing in black and white use different colored card stock to help keep them separate. Designed for oral practice in small groups, with a student reading out the English word or phrase on their card and others checking if they have the French translation, then reading this out - and so on until the loop is completed. In each 10-card loop you can start at any point.
A 16-piece triangle puzzle. Print, laminate, and cut. Students must arrange the puzzle pieces so that English vocabulary is placed beside the matching French translations on other pieces, forming a large triangle when complete. Full instructions included.
“C’est Moi!!” ACTIVE CARD GAME
A fun game to get students moving around the classroom, speaking French to each other. 18 identical pairs of cards form a complete 36-card set. Print and laminate the cards. There are 18 identical pairs. Each card used should have its matching card in play. If you have an odd number of students, the teacher or another adult can join in. Students circulate, asking and answering questions in French about name, age, and where they live, in whatever order they wish. Students’ responses should be based on the information on their card. Without looking at each other’s card, students must try to find the player whose card matches their own. They can say “C’est moi!” (It’s me!) when they find them. Names, ages, and places are repeated across the cards. Students will often need to ask more than one question before they can rule out a particular peer. Encourage students to greet each other using a French greeting and to say ‘Au revoir’ or ‘A bientôt’ before they quiz the next person. Successful pairs could sit down when they have found their match. Lower ability / younger students could use the vocabulary card which contains the key words and phrases to be practiced in this activity.
To make the small number of locations printed on the cards more relevant to students, I have included three versions of the full 36-card set: a Canada / US version, a UK version, and an Australia / NZ version. If using this game in other countries, any version could be used, with students learning the French name for the countries featured in that set. All versions include some French locations.
This packet includes the following aspects of this topic:
Greetings such as Bonjour and Salut
Farewells such as Au revoir and A bientôt
How are you? (Ça va?) and related answers
What's your name? (Comment tu t'appelles?) and answers
Where do you live? (Où habites-tu?) and answers
How old are you? (Quel âge as-tu?) and answers
What's your nationality? (Tu es de quelle nationalité?) and answers
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