Looking for French summer teaching resources? Summer is getting close! I love seasonal activities, because I think they are a fun way to introduce French vocabulary that students might not learn elsewhere. They are also such a good way to keep students engaged when they are excited about an upcoming break.
Whether it’s a fun game like bingo, no-prep worksheets and speaking activities, or a movement-based activity like écris la salle, there are a lot of fun things you can do to save yourself time that will be so fun for students!
Here are a few of my favorite French summer teaching resources.
I love this activity, because I think kids need to get up and move! It’s a fun way to present new vocabulary in a way that is more interactive for students, and that is especially important as we near the end of the year. More fun means less behavior problems, and we all want that, right?
Here’s how it works:
Cut out the word cards and put them up around the room. These écris la salle cards are color-coded so students can easily identify masculine and feminine nouns and verbs.
Now give students the writing page and have them go around the room and write the words on their sheets. It also includes a ready-to go image-based vocabulary list you can pass out to students so you don’t have to stress if someone is absent!
These no-prep activities are perfect for beginning Core French students. All directions are in French, so these are also a great resource for late French immersion.
This set of worksheets includes speaking activities, worksheets, and color-by-code activities for practicing:
- French ER verbs in the present tense
- Avoir conjugations in the present tense
- Faire conjugations in the present tense
- French parts of speech – nouns, verbs, adjectives, personal pronouns
- sentence structure
- French summer vocabulary
- writing sentences in French
I love this one, because it’s a great way to practice vocabulary in a way that lets students see, say, and hear the words. Use the cards with words and images shown here to provide a little support, or use the cards with images only to have students try to recall the words. You can always let them use the included vocabulary page for support as needed.
I love Boom Cards! They are so quick and easy to put up on a board for whole-class practice! When I’m in a pinch for time and just want to assign a set for practice, I grab a fast pin (a link to the cards) and share that with students. They’ll appreciate the self-checking feature, because that lets them know if they got the question right or wrong.
This is always a favorite! I’ve never taught a group of kids who didn’t love bingo, and for those days when you just want to have some fun, this one is always a hit!
This set includes 35 boards, so you can even play it with big classes. Use the word calling cards to call out the words and make your job easier, or use the included image-based calling cards to help out younger students or classes that might need a little more support as they work with new vocabulary.
Let students play along with the included vocabulary page for practice or without supports to review the words with a little more challenge.
All of my French summer teaching resources are included in a fun bundle full of activities for l’été !