TES collection Games for French
Primary MFL - Games for French
Learning another language is fun! And in this collection, we have gathered together all sorts of games to engage pupils in practising basic phrases and themed vocabulary. Many are presented in adaptable formats for you to easily make them bespoke for your class.
So get these resources up on your whiteboard… et on y va!
Editable templates – adaptable for any language learning
- A Blockbusters template for PowerPoint, that’s easily adaptable for different languages and questions.
- A great game for revision – it’s set up to test the past tense with ‘avoir’ and -ER verbs, but it can be adapted for any purpose
- A template to add questions and play as a team game.
- A blank game board - just drop in pictures of whatever vocabulary you are learning.
- A Guess Who grid suitable for use with any MFL class – just change the names of the characters.
- Interactive quiz for 2 teams – the first to build their rocket wins. Add your own questions.
- A website with 7 interactive games with audio support, ideal for the interactive whiteboard. Topics include numbers 1 - 10, family members, age indicators, different languages, ways of greeting.
Specific areas of vocabulary
- Bingo cards with images of parts of the body, that can be used for any language.
- This game is to practise knowledge of the correct spelling of the parts of the body.
- Use this quiz template as a fun plenary or starter or mini-plenary for your students.
- A board game for pupils to play in pairs, to practise family vocabulary (based on la famille Simpson).
- A board game for pupils to play in pairs, to practise body vocabulary, e.g. j’ai mal au nez or j’ai mal à la bouche.
- A game board s based on flags/nationalities.
- A powerpoint (with a drag and drop macro) with 10 topics to choose from.
- A template with images for pupils to play in pairs.
- Learn some French body parts while playing Blockbusters!
- Blockbuster game on rooms in a house in French.
- A game of noughts and crosses in Notebook format. Children say the number and colour that they would like their team to go to.
- A game to practise numbers and shopping vocab. Pupils guess the price of different items and the nearest wins!
- Fun way to revise/practise parts of the body, avoir, and illnesses.
- A great jigsaw puzzle, matching basic French and English words together.
- O’s and X’s interactive game to practise basic family vocabulary.
- A noughts and crosses grid for pupils to correctly say the sentence decoded by the pictures, e.g. I like Art.
- A noughts and crosses grid for pupils to practise colours.
- A noughts and crosses grid for pupils to practise weather vocab.
- Powerpoint slides with noughts and crosses grids on for use in any language.
- Pupils move around the classroom and describe their card to other pupils, until they find a person who has an identical card.
- A set of cards to play Happy Families in French with pencil case equipment, covering 7 items and 9 different colours.
- Game of Happy Families where children can practice their vocabulary for colours and members of the family.
- Print and cut to make sets of cards. There are 5 cards in each phonic family to collect.
- A simple dice game, along the lines of a beetle drive - ie roll the right number to visit 6 European countries and write the relevant language’s word for “hello” in the box.
- Simple dominoes for pair and group work.
- Dominoes to practise colours in French
- A set of dominoes using basic French phrases and numbers.
- Cards for dominoes, matching games or for paired oral practice of j’aime /je n’aime pas or asking questions such as Tu veux….? Je veux / Je ne veux pas.
- A game to tell the time in French.
- A class game to practise vocabulary for parts of the body.
- A memory game using simple French vocabulary.
- An adaptable interactive game that teaches how to recognise an infinitive.
- Powerpoint with games such as lotto to learn the French pronunciation of the alphabet.
- Nine French lesson starters for use with KS2 and accompanying teacher’s notes with suggested extension activities
- A language specialist gives her support to a primary school, to encourage the teaching and learning of languages.