Quel temps fait-il? Printable Beginners French Weather Activities / Games for teaching and reviewing key weather vocabulary. Made for beginners / near beginners in Primary / Elementary and early Middle School (Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6). May suit other grades, depending on experience. 3 Four in a Row games, a board game for practicing saying what the weather is like in different locations, bingo or tic tac toe cards, a 12-card 'I Have...Who Has?' set, and 4 vocabulary slides to display for support if required. All files in PDF format within the Zip file. The slides are also included in a PowerPoint version. Instruction page included for the teacher.
The games focus on these 12 key phrases: il pleut, il neige, il gele, il fait beau, il fait mauvais, il fait chaud, il fait froid, il y a des nuages, il y a du brouillard, il y a de l'orage, il y a du soleil, il y a du vent.
In my TpT store I also have a 60-slide Weather PowerPoint Presentation and a Worksheets and Puzzles packet for this topic, available with this packet in a great value bundle, or separately.
INCLUDED IN THIS FRENCH WEATHER GAMES PACKET:
FOUR IN A ROW GAME:
3 different game boards. Print in color or b&w and laminate as required. Works well in 11 x 17 (A3) for larger groups but Letter size (A4) is good too. First to get four in a row - vertically, horizontally or diagonally - wins. Students roll dice, then choose a weather phrase from that number column and say it in French. If correct, use a dry-wipe marker to put a symbol or initial in that box (opponents could use a different color dry-wipe marker), and so on.
‘QUEL TEMPS FAIT-IL?’ BOARD GAME
Laminate and print to use again and again. 11 x17 (A3) is best for larger groups but Letter size (A4) will be okay. In turn, players roll dice and move the appropriate number of spaces. If they can say aloud in French the correct weather on the space they land on, they stay there. If not, they go back where they moved from. For a longer game, once players reach the end, they could turn round and start heading back. CHALLENGE VERSION: Students say the weather in the location they land on. (Il y a du soleil à Paris / Il y a du brouillard au Canada etc.)
‘QUEL TEMPS FAIT-IL?’ BINGO / TIC TAC TOE CARDS
Use these 14 different cards for games of Bingo (the teacher could read out French weather phrases) or Tic Tac Toe / Noughts and Crosses, with students taking it in turns to say aloud a French weather phrase from their card. If cards are laminated, students could write on them with a dry-wipe marker.
‘I HAVE…WHO HAS?’ GAME
Print and laminate this 12-card set, which forms a continuous loop so you can start with any card. Distribute among players. First player reads the English language side of one of their cards and then all players check if they have the French translation. If they do, they will read out both sides of their card. You could use ‘J’ai…’ (‘I have…) and ‘Qui a…?’ (‘Who has…?’) before saying the weather phrase. These cards could also be used by individuals / pairs as a dominoes game.
FRENCH WEATHER GAME VOCABULARY SLIDES (Separate File)
Use this short PowerPoint (also included as PDF) to support students playing the games, if required. If you purchased my French Weather Presentation, the 12 images used to introduce the weather expressions are the same ones used in the games.
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