FRENCH Jeu de communication orale – les animaux (Animals Oral Communication Game)
Are you looking for a fun, engaging way to get your French primary students speaking en français more during your small group or literacy centre time? Need a game to help your students review and practice key vocabulary words, and/or speaking in full sentences in French? Wanting something that’s EASY to differentiate, depending on your students’ individual abilities? This French Animal Jeu de communication orale might be just what you’re looking for!
Are you looking for a fun, engaging way to get your French primary students speaking en français more during your small group or literacy centre time? Need a game to help your students review and practice key vocabulary words, and/or speaking in full sentences in French? Wanting something that’s EASY to differentiate, depending on your students’ individual abilities?
This French Animal-themed Jeu de communication orale might be just what you’re looking for!
This game is easy to prep and easy to play.
Just print the desired game board and cards, laminate for longevity, and cut them apart. Students will each need a game piece to mark their spot, but that’s it – no dice or anything else!
This resource includes:
- Teacher instruction pages
- 2 game boards (one with fewer, larger squares, for quick games and one with more, smaller squares for when you have more time)
- 144 vocabulary cards with an animal theme
- 52 alphabet cards (26 each of upper- and lowercase letters) with an animal theme. Once your students are familiar with how the game words, you can add in or switch out the alphabet cards for some simple letter recognition practice, too! ***Please note that the a and g in the font in this resource are the “book” a and g***
- 2 bonus cards – avance 2 cases and récule 2 cases
To play, mix the picture cards (so not all of the same border colours are together). Put the cards in a pile, face down (you can pick which cards they want to have the students practice if they do not want to use all of them at once.).
Without looking at them, students will pick a picture card, one at a time. (Please note there are no words on the cards because, for this game, students should come up with the French vocabulary word to match each picture, rather than read the word.).
If the student is able to correctly say the French word* for the object on the picture, they move to the next square on the game board that is the same colour as the border of the picture card. They should also keep that card.
If the student is unable to come up with the correct word, they may ask for help. However, they then stay in the same spot on the game board and place the picture card back into the bottom of the pile, face down.
If students land on a square with a ladder, they may climb the ladder to the corresponding square.
The teacher can decide how they want their students to name the objects. For example, students may say just the name of the object (un lapin), a complete sentence stating the object (eg. C’est un lapin), or state the object with a lot of details (C’est un lapin gris). For this reason, there is no answer key provided, as it is up to the teacher’s discretion. This makes differentiation a snap – just have your stronger students say more detailed sentences!
*This download entitles the purchaser to use it in ONE classroom only. Thank you so much for respecting my time and effort!*