A French Summer Vacation Activities BUNDLE to help plan your end of semester or end of year L’Été / Les Vacances d’Été unit. Includes summer sports, tourism activities and activities at the beach (à la plage). There is an 80-slide interactive presentation, flashcards, worksheets, puzzles, printable games and activities; enough for multiple lessons to teach and review vocabulary and phrases through speaking, reading and writing activities, and there's differentiation too. 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 of the resources. All resources are in PDF, apart from the presentation, which is PowerPoint (but it is also included in PDF).
These resources 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.
The resources in this great value BUNDLE are also available in three individual packets:
French Summer Activities Presentation
French Summer Activities Worksheets and Puzzles
French Summer Activities Games
You might also be interested in this French Sports and Hobbies BIG BUNDLE to teach and review further sports and activities and linked phrases.
This 80-slide presentation introduces and reviews key vocabulary and phrases and includes basic reading comprehension tasks, speaking tasks and a 12-round interactive Reveal the Picture game. Many slides in the original PowerPoint version feature answers that appear when you click, for students to respond. An additional PDF version is included. While the PDF version does not retain the ability for teachers to reveal answers by clicking, it will still help you introduce and review this topic if you do not have PowerPoint where you work. Please note that the interactive Reveal the Picture game is not compatible with PDF and is therefore omitted from that version. Also within the Zip file is a PDF of flash cards, with two on each page, included with and without backgrounds.
6 worksheets (with additional differentiated versions of 5 of them), including gap-fill exercises, basic comprehension tasks, a crossword puzzle, word search and hidden word puzzle. 5 pages of vocabulary support in different versions are also included for display or printing if required. Please note that the same vocabulary support pages are also contained within the Games packet.
- 3 worksheets (with answer keys), all in one- and two-star versions. The one-star versions are for lower ability, younger or less experienced students.
- Hidden word puzzle: Students work individually or in pairs or small groups to find errors in French summer activity phrases. When they find one, they circle the letter printed in the same box. At the end they rearrange the circled letters to complete the phrase at the bottom of the page. Answer key included.
- Word search puzzle: Students complete the French phrases and find those words in the puzzle (without accents). An easier, one-star version gives students the first three letters of each one. An extra challenge at the end has students put the unused letters together to make a short phrase. Answer key included.
- Crossword puzzle: The clues involve students completing French phrases. An easier, one-star version gives students the first three letters of each word that they need to write into the grid (without accents). Answer key included.
- Four-in-a-row games: 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).
- Active card game: 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 are printed with 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.
- Serpents et Echelles board game: 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.
- Tic Tac Toe cards: 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.
- Human bingo: 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.
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