C'est l'été! Games and speaking activities for an end of semester / end of year Les Vacances d’Été / Summer Vacation Activities in French vocabulary unit. Includes summer sports and vocabulary for activities at the beach (à la plage). Use them to review key vocabulary, linked questions, answers and grammar points. There's 2 Four in a Row games, a Serpents et Echelles board game, an active oral card game, 16 tic tac toe cards and a differentiated human active bingo activity. 5 vocabulary support sheets in different versions are also included for display or printing if required. My basic French resources suit students beginning French and near beginners in Primary / Elementary and Middle School (Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7), Core French etc, and may suit others, depending on experience. Please check the previews to see a sample. Full instructions included in the PDF file.
Les activités d'été: the games focus on 18 key summer time or vacation / holiday activities (aller à la plage, me bronzer, faire du camping, faire un château de sable, faire des excursions, faire un pique-nique, faire de la planche à voile, faire de la randonnée, faire du ski nautique, faire du surf, faire du vélo, faire de la voile, jouer dehors, jouer au tennis, manger des glaces, nager (dans la mer), visiter des musées, voyager) and linked questions and answers, such as ‘Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire pendant les vacances?' and use of ‘le futur proche’ (near future tense), using ‘Je vais…’ (Je vais aller à la plage etc) to talk about what the students are going to do this summer.
I also have an 80 slide French Summer Activities PowerPoint Presentation (and in PDF) which teaches and reviews the same vocabulary and phrases (and also comes with flash cards), together with a packet of French Summer Activities Worksheets and Puzzles.
***SAVE with this French Summer Vacation Activities BUNDLE of all 3 packets.
Please note that the vocabulary support sheets are included in both this games packet and the worksheets packet for this topic.
You might also be interested in these linked resources if you are doing a Sports and Hobbies unit:
Or buy the above 3 packets in this Sports in French BUNDLE
Or buy the above 3 packets in this French Hobbies BUNDLE
Use these pages to support students playing games, if required. The word mat is included in a ‘J’aime…’ and ‘Je vais…’ version and both are included with and without a pastel yellow background. There’s also a key question and answer prompt card. Display on screen or print.
2 different game boards. Print and laminate. 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 an activity 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 colour dry-wipe marker).
A game to get students out of their seats, having short conversations about what they like to do (or are going to do) in the summer. There are 36 game cards (18 identical pairs). Students are given a card each and must move around the room, trying to find the player with the matching card. To find this, one player asks a question such as “Qu’est que tu aimes faire pendant l’été?”. The other replies with the information on their card (e.g. “J’aime aller à la plage et faire du surf” etc. The second player can then ask the same question or use “Et toi?” (“And you?”) before the first player replies with their information. If their information matches, they could say “Moi aussi!” Students who find their match could sit down to make it easier for remaining players to find their match. Cards all have the question and a sentence starter for the answer. There are 4 versions – using ‘aimer’ and using ‘aller’ for the near future and both of these are included in English and French. You could use the versions in French to support less experienced or lower ability learners. If required, you could use a mixture of the two sets for differentiation.
A board for practice of summer activities phrases. Print and laminate for repeated use. Works well in 11 x 17 (A3) for larger groups but Letter size (A4) is good too. An instruction card is included.
Use these 16 different cards for a group game of Bingo in pairs (the teacher or a student could read out French summer activity phrases) or Tic Tac Toe / Noughts and Crosses, with students taking it in turns to say aloud a phrase from their card. If cards are laminated, students could write on them with a dry-wipe marker.
Print the page for each student playing the game or play in pairs. Students move around the room asking each other questions about what they are going to do this summer, and write names in relevant boxes. See instructions on the page. A version with images supports less experienced or lower ability learners.
Although the resources have colour on most pages, they work fine if you print them black and white.
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