French Christmas speaking activities are a great thing to have on hand for the busy month of December! Christmas is such a fun time to be a teacher, but it’s also really stressful. Snow days, finals, schedule changes, and excited students make this month especially hard.
Quick and ready-to-use activities are a must, but you still want to keep teaching, so find some things that are engaging, interesting, and perfect for the season. Students love speaking activities, and I think they are a huge stress-reliever when things are super-busy. These speaking activities go really well with my French Christmas writing activities and games.
Here are some of my favorite French speaking activities for Christmas.
1. French Christmas vocabulary speaking cards
Speaking cards are always a favorite in my class, and this set is really versatile! There are 64 cards in all with a mix of basic cards for beginners and more advanced cards for levels 2 and up. 15 cards are specific to Christmas and the rest are winter-themed.
2. Christmas-themed J’ai… qui a …?
This game is so great for listening comprehension, and it’s a good tool for visual learners! Two vocabulary sheets are included : a sheet with French/English translations and a sheet with the images shown below.
Here’s how you play J’ai… qui a…
The object of the game is to go full circle with all of the cards. The player with “J’ai la première carte” starts and the game ends with “Qui a la première carte.” Students listen for their word, and when they hear it, they’ll say “J’ai + the image shown on their card” then ask “Qui a + the second image on their card?”
It includes 30 cards so it can be played in big classes. In classes with more than 30 students, simply pair up a few students, and in classes with less than 30 students, some students will have two cards.
3. French Christmas-themed Find Someone Who…
Find someone who activities are a favorite in my class, because students love to move! The structure of it is simple, so even students who are not confident speakers can ask questions. The repetition is really helpful for encouraging more timid speakers to try and answer questions. Another bonus is that everyone is moving and speaking at the same time, so the students who don’t like to talk in front of the whole class can relax, because they aren’t the center of attention.
This activity is in my Christmas pack which is full of other fun ways to practice their Christmas terms!
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