This French game is great for practicing and reviewing French numbers to 30! Students practice their reading and oral speaking skills, and number recognition in French. It is the “I have…Who has…?” game in French. Print the pages on coloured paper, remember to laminate for durability, and then cut the pages into 4 cards. I keep my cards in a zip-lock bag and ready to grab when needed.
PLAYING AS A WHOLE CLASS - Randomly pass out all the cards to students. Some may end up with more than one if you have less than 30 students. As their teacher, I usually begin by saying, “J’ai zéro. Qui a un?” and the student who has 1 says, “J’ai un. Qui a deux?”. Students continue until all cards are read aloud and the final student ends with, “J’ai trente. La fin!”. Hint – When it is a student’s turn to read the card out loud, have them stand up and remind them to use a loud voice! Students may not realize they missed their cue if they do not hear their classmate. I often time my class to see how quickly we can get through all the cards. Then, we try to beat our time the next game! I have played this with grade 2s who managed to get their time down to two minutes, and with grade 5s who managed to finish under one minute!
PLAYING IN GROUPS – Print out cards on coloured paper (different colours for different sets/groups). Put students into groups of 5-6, and have them take a set of the cards (1-30). They sit in a circle, pass out the cards among themselves until all are dealt. The person who has “J’ai un. Qui a deux?” begins. The person who has “J’ai deux. Qui a trois?” goes next, and so on.