Looking for a French vocabulary game to get your students practicing seasonal words? They’ll work hard on their holiday words with the Roll and Read game!
Check out this post to learn how the activity works and the different mats you can use in your French classroom.
And you might be entitled to getting this resource as a FREE bonus! More information at the end of this blog post.
When we’re learning a second language, repetition of new vocabulary is key and that’s why students need to say and use a new word many times in order to consolidate its acquisition.
However, we shouldn’t bore and/or overwhelm our students with pure rote repetition.
No, we definitely shouldn’t.
What we can do instead is “disguise” repetition as something else… like a game 😉
French Vocabulary Game: Seasonal Roll and Read
All you need is a die to convince your students they’ll be playing a game.
And that’s the beauty of “roll and (fill in the blank!)” activities!
Want your students to read new words?
Just give them a Roll and Read mat and a die.
Students roll the die, then read any of the words in the column for the number they rolled.
Let’s say they rolled the die and got a 2. In the image below, they could choose to read the words “un chocolat chaud”.
If they get it right, i.e. pronounce it correctly, they can “cover” the word.
French Vocabulary Game: Seasonal Roll and Say the Name
Now, maybe you would actually like to check whether your students have learned new words, not just have them read.
Then, you can have them use the “Roll and Say the Name” mats.
The idea is the same: they roll the die and say the name of an object under the number they rolled.
For example, they rolled the number 1. In the image below, they could choose to say “ramasser les déchets”, which is what the third image from the top depicts.
How is it a game?
Well, it’s a game because you can have students compete in pairs or small groups.
You can choose what the goal of the game is. Some options are:
- the first player to “cover” all the squares in a row, or in a column is the winner
- the winner is the player who has “covered” the most squares after a period of time you determine, e.g. 10 minutes
- or maybe it’s the student who first gets 4 in a row
You can also decide on a different rule if you prefer.
If students are playing by themselves (meaning individually, not in pairs/groups), you can tell them to play for a certain period of time, or until they get a certain number of words/images, etc.
How to get this resource as a FREE Bonus
If you have known me for awhile now, you have realized that I love to reward my newsletter subscribers, so if you meet the following criteria, you can receive this printable resource as a gift right in your email inbox:
- You are one of my newsletter subscribers
- AND you have purchased the Seasonal Vocabulary Audio Practice Boom Cards Bundle
If you are and if you have, email me your TpT username and the Order ID number for the Boom bundle and I’ll email you a link to download this seasonal Roll and Read printable resource! That’s it 🙂
This is an ongoing offer, so if you decide to subscribe to my newsletter and purchase the Boom bundle now, you’ll be entitled to the free bonus, too!
If you’re only interested in the Roll and Read mats, just click on any of the images to check it out on TpT!
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