Looking for some French winter songs to play with your core French or French immersion class? You won’t want to miss this list of these chansons pour l’hiver to help your French students learn or review French winter vocabulary. They are perfect for a stand-alone lesson or as a way to support French winter-themed lessons.
Here are some great French winter songs:
This song is nice and slow and there’s plenty of repetition for younger students to learn the refrain. The lyrics are on screen, but they are in cursive, so if your students haven’t learned to read cursive letters, you might print them out, too.
This made my list of French winter songs because it is a great song for reviewing French winter clothing words and body parts. It is repetitive, so students will get plenty of reinforcement of common French words. I love anything seasonal that also supports the lessons your students are already learning, don’t you?
This French song is fast and it contains some more advanced language structures. This would be great for immersion classes who have a good grasp on the language. It’s got a good mix of French winter vocabulary, clothing, and verbs plus common vocabulary students have probably learned along the way.
This is the song only, but you can find the lyrics online with a quick search. When I use songs with no lyrics, I have students listen for words they recognize and write down a list as they listen. Then, you can have them work with a partner to compare lists. After listening a time or two, you can give them the lyrics and go through the song together.
This is one of my favorite French winter songs for December or January, and is perfect if you want some seasonal songs before winter break but don’t want anything specific to Christmas. It’s a song students will recognize, meaning even beginners will be able to hum along. This has French lyrics with English and Spanish subtitles, so students can sing along, learn the meaning, and have fun!
This French song has more vocabulary than some of the others, so it’s good for French immersion classes and students who have a good vocabulary base. There is a nice mix of new words and basic French, so even beginners would benefit from the reinforcement of some words they’ve learned.
I like that it has French winter vocabulary but that it also includes a lot of words students have probably learned over the years. It’s pretty slow, so students can easily read along to the on-screen lyrics as they listen.
This short song is nice and slow, so it’s easy for beginners to understand. It’s got some winter-themed activities to help students learn some new French winter vocabulary. The lyrics are on screen along with helpful visuals, so even young students can follow along and grasp the meaning of new words.
I had to include this one on my list of French winter songs, because it’s not easy to find seasonal songs older kids will like. This one is good for young students, but middle and high school students will like it, too! I love that it talks about finding the beauty in winter, something a lot of us (especially me) forget. This video is the song only, but you can find the lyrics online with a quick search.
I hope you found some new French winter songs you can use with your students!