Sunday, May 26, 2024
French Day Ideas

French Day Ideas

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11

Are you planning to hold a French day with the children in your class or a special week / term of activities related to France? Use the ideas in our list below to start planning!

If you have any other suggestions, please add a comment at the bottom of the page.

Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Research key people in French history (and other famous French people). Can you create a biography about one of them?
  • Write a recipe for a French meal.
  • Write a letter (or an email) to a French penfriend.


  • Make a timetable of lessons for a child in a French school.
  • Practise counting to 10 / 100 (or more).
  • Find out about the currency used in France. How is it different to the currency used where you live?


  • Plan a menu for a French meal. Could you cook / eat some of the items on your menu?
  • Research the animals that can be found in France.


  • Make a multimedia presentation, video guide, eBook or website about France.

Design Technology

  • Use plastic straws to create a model of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Can you create a model of another famous French landmark?


  • Learn about famous French artists. Can you try to create some of your own artwork in a similar style?
  • Create a piece of art that is worthy of being displayed in the Louvre.
  • Colour the French flag.
  • Draw a picture of an artist’s palette and label different colours using their French names.
  • Create a shield, logo or poster that displays the French motto ‘Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite’ (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity).
  • Find out about the Lascaeux caves. Can you create your own versions of the cave paintings found there?


  • Can you learn the lyrics to a French song?


  • Use a blank outline map of France to plot the locations of French cities, towns and places of interest.
  • Research the current weather in France. Can you record a weather forecast?
  • Make a list of similarities and differences between your school and a French school.
  • Imagine that you could interview a French person. Make a list of questions that you would like to ask them.
  • Find some facts about France and used them to make a fact file.
  • Learn more about France using our free fact cards.
  • Plan a trip to France. How will you get there? How long is the journey?
  • Plot the route of the latest Tour de France. Can you plan your own cycling competition?
  • Create a tour guide for people who are planning to visit France.
  • Find out about transport links in France.
  • Compare the population / area of France with other countries.
  • Find out the countries that share a border with France.


  • Create a timeline showing some of the key events in French history.

Physical education

  • Could you plan and carry out your own ‘Tour de France’ cycling competition?

Religious education

  • Investigate the festivals and celebrations that take place in France.


  • Rehearse a simple French conversation. Can you perform / record this?
  • Make a French dictionary to teach others some French words.
  • Create a collage that features images of animals and their names in French.
  • Make a poster that shows the names of different family members in French.

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