Spring is here! Spring fever hits students so hard every year, so it’s a great idea to have some French spring-themed teaching resources ready to go for when the time is right. Whether you want to do a whole French spring unit or just like to have no-prep activities on hand for early finishers or your sub folder, it’s always fun to add a little seasonal vocabulary to your Core French or French immersion classroom.
Here are some of my favorite French spring resources.
To teach spring-themed vocabulary, or just to enrich students’ existing vocabulary through exposure, word walls are a great tool to have on hand. I love to put them up even when I’m not explicitly teaching a set of vocabulary, because the exposure alone helps students expand their vocabularies.
To take vocabulary beyond exposure, students need structured practice. I have never found that I have enough time to just teach a seasonal unit, although I always have loved bringing in seasonal vocabulary. This set of French spring-themed worksheets will allow students to practice concepts they are already working on, but they’ll acquire new spring words as they review beginner skills, including parts of speech, -er verbs, and sentence structure.
Students love games! Bingo is one of my favorite ways to help students review words while encouraging good listening skills. This spring-themed game is full of spring vocabulary and coordinates really well with the other resources shown here.
Want to improve listening skills? If you just need a quick and fun activity, this spring-themed J’ai… qui a… game is a fast way to practice speaking and listening with new words.
It comes with two versions, so you can choose how difficult to make the game. This version shows the words and the images, and is great for helping students learn new words. Want to make it more challenging? Use the version with words only so students have to see the image and recall the word. This set includes an image-based vocabulary list students can use during game play if you want to offer some support but still provide a little challenge.
Love units that are all ready to go? My French spring bundle is filled with speaking and writing activities designed to help beginner students acquire more vocabulary as they improve their speaking and writing skills.
❯❯❯❯Use this student activity packet for teaching and reinforcing:
- French ER verbs in the present tense
- French parts of speech – nouns, verbs, adjectives, personal pronouns
- sentence structure
- French spring vocabulary
- writing sentences in French
- speaking and listening skills
Want some spring-themed songs for French? Check these out!
Have a great spring!