Valentine’s Day ideas – and more!

Valentine's Day ideas - and more!

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day ideas for your French classes, read on!

January has gone so fast, hasn’t it? There are so many events coming up that will be fun to bring into our French classrooms in February and March – Carnaval in Québec, Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, Mardi Gras. And don’t forget Manie Musicale – voting starts in March, but February is the perfect time to start viewing the music videos so students can make their brackets. The games in Beijing will be starting soon as well, there will be athletes from around the francophone world for you to discuss and follow.

I’ve rounded up some of the lessons from Frenchified and some of my colleagues on TPT to help you find things that might help you in planning for the shortest month of the year. Take a look, these are all fun activities that your students will enjoy. Click on the image and it will take you to the TPT page for the item.

Winter/Carnaval ideas

Carnaval lesson plan

Le Carnaval de Québec and self-checking reading comprehension practice?! QUOI?! Oui, super! Mixing reading with the history, traditions, activities and culture of this phenomenal winter event can be great discussion starters, whole class conversations and discovery of le Carnaval ALL in French! Your intermediate and advanced French students will follow along with 7 conversations between a tourist and a tourism expert as they discuss exactly what le Carnaval de Québec entails in a clear and organized format.

Le Carnaval de Québec is a great opportunity to intertwine culture and reading practice into French class! Within just this one deck of digital task cards, intermediate to advanced French students will learn about the history, traditions, activities and culture of le Carnaval via 7 reading passages and comprehension questions after each text. Students will read the conversation between an employee at the Tourist Office and a tourist; the tourist asks questions about the grand winter event and the tourism expert provides clear and organized answers.

Carnaval lesson plan
Carnaval lesson plan

Give your students a cultural look into le Carnaval de Nice with reading comprehension practice in this self-checking digital Google Form™. There are 4 reading passages between the texts of an American girl and a French girl. After each correspondence, there are questions to help comprehend what le Carnaval de Nice is like. There are 13 questions that grade for you and 1 question needs to be manually graded since it is an open-ended opinion question.

This activity unit has information and activities to learn about the different winter sports. This French winter sports activities packet is especially timely with so many big international events taking place this year!

winter sports lesson plan

Valentine’s Day ideas

Valentine's Day ideas

Need some fun Valentine’s Day ideas that will be challenging and exciting? Learn about the holiday of Valentine’s Day in this French digital escape game. Includes a mixture of both French and English – suitable for 2nd year and later. Students will need to use their language skills to read and learn about different aspects of the holiday in France. Each clue explores a different aspect of Valentine’s Day in France. Includes a teacher’s guide, access, and answers to the clues. The topics are: ♥ history of Valentine’s Day ♥ chocolates ♥ the language of flowers ♥ terms of affection in French ♥ the ‘love locks’ bridge A fun AND challenging game for students to enjoy while using their French skills.

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day ideas for your more advanced French students, here’s a fun short story for levels 2 and up. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – but so many weird things have been happening on campus lately that Marc and Lola are starting to get worried. Find out what is causing the weirdness in this 4-page story for intermediate/advanced French learners.

Valentine's Day ideas
Valentine's Day ideas - and more!

This game will allow your students to practice French Valentine’s Day vocabulary words – 30 different vocabulary items with multiple-choice responses. Self-grading, as students get the correct answer it will allow them to move through the game or will show them that they are correct through animation.

Includes a Google drive, PowerPoint and PDF version of the game. Share with students as an individual assignment or work through the activity as a class on a smartboard.

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