When I think of February, I think of hearts, love and snow. I tried to teach them, “Je t’aime” (I love you.) This might be a fun thing to practice saying with them at home. If you don’t know how to say it, click here. We acted out a fun song to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” We clapped (frapper les mains), stomped feet (taper les pieds), jumped (sauter), and many other fun movements.
I brought in the parts of a snowman. As I built it, I described it all in French. We talked about the various colors used in the snowman’s body. “Le bonhomme de neige a une bouche rouge.” (The snowman has a red mouth.) It has certainly been a tough winter for children… not even enough snow to build a snowman! This was definitely a fun activity to do with them.
Finally, we focused on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Boucle d’or et les trois ours). I had various props, (thanks to my daughters’ dollhouse set) and little finger puppets of the various characters. They sat for ten minutes, fully attentive to what was going on… and I spoke only in French! I wish you could have heard their giggles. C’était formidable!
As always, thanks for sharing your children with me.
Merci et à la prochaine…