French Family Games (La Famille)

French Family / Ma Famille printable games / speaking activities: 4 in a Row board game and card set, loop card (‘follow me’) set and Happy Families Game (Jeu des 7 Familles) for French Family vocabulary. Originally designed for French beginners and near beginners in Primary - KS2 (Year 4, 5 and 6) -and early Secondary - KS3 (Year 7) and equivalents.

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Includes these family members: le frere (brother), la soeur (sister), le fils (son), la fille (daughter), le pere (father), la mere (mother), le bebe (baby), le grand-pere (grandfather), la grand-mere (grandmother), le beau-pere (stepfather), la belle-mere (stepmother), le demi-frere (stepbrother), la demi-soeur (stepsister), l’oncle (uncle), la tante (aunt), le cousin (male cousin), la cousine (female cousin) and les jumeaux (twins).

4 in a Row: Print word card sets on different coloured card or paper (or print the different coloured sets) for pairs / individuals to compete against each other, laying down a card of their colour on the correct person. Each family member appears twice so children must think strategically to line 4 cards in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally). Or play without cards, students saying words aloud and writing initials on the board with a dry-wipe marker.

Happy Families: Print cards in colour and laminate for regular use. There are 10 cards in each family set. Each family is a different colour, so students practise their French colours too. Choose perhaps 4 to 6 French family words to practise and put these cards (from all seven colour families) into play. Make players aware which ones are being used so they know which ones they must ask for to complete their sets. English and French word sets and student instruction card included. Print in A3 or adjust printer settings and print in A4.

Loop Cards / Follow Me Cards: 18 words appear in this continuous loop. Children can start at any point and could complete as a domino activity or orally as a group or whole class. Multiple sets could be printed on different coloured card for groups to race each other.

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Created: Oct 16, 2017

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