Ideas - Classroom Activities

mars 2021

World Language Classroom with Joshua Cabral


Click here to find an invaluable resource of "Tips, Tools and Resources for Teaching Foreign Language".


fevrier 2021

janvier 2021




Reference (L’Epiphanie) and choose a hands-on activity that students can make at home, show and explain during virtual class time.


Use Poll Everywhere to have students post their new year’s resolutions. Discuss common themes. Incorporate ideas for Healthy living.


Use FlipGrid to have students talk about how their holiday traditions were different this year due to the pandemic. Allow other students to comment/like, discuss making connections through all of your classes.


Play Virtual Galette des Rois



Watch a firework display from Paris to bring in the new year.


or Versailles


French 1 


Use Quizlet to review holiday vocabulary.


Play “Kahoot” to review “Les Traditions de Noel”.    


Watch a demonstration of how to make “Une galette des Rois” (or read a simple recipe). Have students make a list of ingredients they recognize.



Introduce the traditional song “La Marche des Rois”.




French 2 


Write New Year’s Resolutions using Aller + Infinitif and/or Le Futur Simple with Regular Verbs. Post on Flipgrid (speaking) Padlet (writing).


Alexa – Aller (au present)



Watch a demonstration of how to make “Une galette des Rois”. Have students make a list of verbs from the video with definitions.


Play a review Jeopardy game (variety of topics)



French 3 


Study the French Zodiac and write a horoscope under a sign using Le Futur Simple while emphasizing verbs with irregular stems. Post on Padlet or Poll Everywhere. For fun, choose a classmate and write a positive zodiac and exchange.



Watch a demonstration of how to make “Une galette des Rois”.

Encourage students to make “une galette” using a simple recipe and play with their families at home. Take photos. Share online.



French 4 


Research “Le Musee de Blain” online and answer questions pertaining to its, location, hours of operation, contact information, etc. from the website.


Create an EdPuzzle using a (portion) of an interview about “Artisanat: les fèves de l'Épiphanie, de la tradition à la passion”



Participate in a Yoga class virtually.,1341416.asp


Discus/Debate what defines beauty under the AP theme:


  1. Theme 6: Beauty and Aesthetics / L’esthétique
  • Ideals of Beauty / Le beau
  • Music / La musique
  • Performing Arts / Les arts du spectacle
  • Visual Arts / Les arts visuels

Overarching Essential Questions:

  • How are perceptions of beauty and creativity established?
  • How do ideals of beauty and aesthetics influence daily life?
  • How do the arts both challenge and reflect cultural perspectives?




French 5 


Create an EdPuzzle using a (portion) of a TV interview about “Le Musee de Blain”, a museum  for “les feves”.



Discuss/Debate the COVID-19 Vaccine(s) using the AP theme:

(multiple vaccines, order of distribution, choice to receive or not)


  • Theme 2: Science and Technology / La science et la technologie

Overarching Essential Questions:

  • How do developments in science and technology affect our lives?
  • What factors have driven innovation and discovery in the fields of science and technology?
  • What role does ethics play in scientific advancement?



Reference  (Les Fetes) and choose a hands on activity that students can make at home, show and explain during virtual class time. Perhaps a paper sabot? 
Use Poll Everywhere to answer a question or create a word balloon about a holiday (or other) topic.
Use FlipGrid to have students talk about their favorite holiday traditions. Allow other students to comment/like, discuss.
French 1 - Make a digital greeting card. 
Send a card to a teacher, a relative or another person in class.
Send a virtual sabot to a friend with "gifts" : words/short phrases of encouragement and kindness. Students with good tech skills can make one that when it is clicked upon, the "gifts" come out.
Use the hands activity to create a virtual Christmas tree. Their hands are the branches. 
French 2 - Write Pere Noel a letter. He has an actual email address.
Research holiday traditions in Provence: La Fête de St. Barbe, Les Santons, Les Treize desserts, la Fête de St. Nicolas. Create a game,choice board involvong the different traditions.
Research stories about the real St. Nicolas. Create a unique story of gift giving that he may have done. Students could writie a short story or use book creator.
Make a "Santon" at home using materials of their choice  Scan and send a paper Santon form for them to choose from. Build a creche individually or as a class using padlet and a photo of their finished Santon.
French 3 - Research "Diner de Reveillon" in a francophone country of their choice. Create a google slide for each part of the meal. Cook one part of the meal and show to the class.  Create a festive place setting virtually, label and explain.
Research Buche de Noel recipes and make one at home. Have a virtual Buche de Noel Contest. Take photos. Have students vote online.
French 4 - Create a virtual kindness calendar for the school week. Have each student complete an act of kindness at home or reach out to someone virtually.
Research a French Volunteer Organization and explain what they do and how they contribute.  Have students create their own imaginary organization, define its objective and give it a catchy title. 
Research Holiday Traditions around the world in a francophone country of their choice. Create a google slide for each chosen element (ex. food, gift giving, religious practices). Prepare one dish from a traditional meal and share/explain virtually.
French 5 - Kwanzaa - Learn about the dates, principles, symbols and principles. Research Kuumba and the Karamu feast.
Make a homemade kinara, or mkeka (Kwanzaa mat) at home. Decorate a Kwanzaa table virtually. Label the symbols in French and Swahili.
Research local Kwanzaa Celebrations and then create a poster for a (real or imagnay)Kwanzaa Celebration . Include times, dates, and activities emphasizing traditions completed during Kwanzaa.
Prepare a Karamu dish at home and share virtually and with your family.
These activities can be adapted in many ways using google docs, padlet, polleverywhere, flipgrid, canva, schoology, word, book creator or by having students create at home. Happy December!



Print Print | Sitemap
© Kimberley E. Harter