Looking for things for fun things for your kids to do in French during la relâche scolaire?
At home | Chez vous :
Interactive ways to have fun learning and practicing French online!
- La Francomobile
- Ça bouge au Canada
- Les légendes de chez nous
- Zone Jeunesse
- Les Jeux de Lulu
Practice your French this Spring, learn new things, win great prizes!
- Écris-moi sans fautes !
- Affiche Ta Franco!
- Arts & récits autochtones
- Concours d’histoire illustrée pour les enfants de Kayak
- Prix d’histoire du gouvernement du Canada
- Défi de la fête du Canada
- Défi de la citoyenneté
- Concours Oniva : Mon coin d’pays
Round up some friends and play familiar or new board games en français!
- Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle, Taboo etc.
- Mille Bornes
- Les Colons de Catane (French version of Settlers of Catan)
- Find more jeux de société (board games) here
ARTS & CRAFTS
Draw, create, perform magic tricks – all in French!
Curl up with a great French book, comic book, book-CD or e-book!
- City of North Vancouver Library’s Liste des livres French Book Lists for K – Gr 7
- La Montagne Secrète Award-winning French book-CDs
- 5 French children’s books that we all love Blog post/video
- In my Dreams (Dans mon rêve) by e-Toiles Editions e-Book
- Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse (France) Digital book recommendations (in French)
- Indigo Books French Immersion section French book lists for K- Gr 12
Watching French movies at home is an entertaining way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment.
- CPF BC & YK’s list of French film resources
- National Film Board
- 10+ Child-Friendly French Movies
- Top 10 easy-to-understand French movies
Singing songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.
- Ici Musique (Radio-Canada) Scroll down for the Coin des Petits “webradio”
- Dans l’air du temps Learn about popular French-Canadian music over the decades
- Chanter avec Mini (Karaoke style!)
- Chansons traditionelles (iPad app)
Entertaining educational magazines available in print and online
- Kayak magazine (Canadian history presented in a comic-book style)
- Les Débrouillards magazine (fun science magazine for younger kids)
- GéoAdo (fun science magazine for teens)
Several Canadian channels offer a wide variety of French children’s shows to watch online or through cable packages:
- Radio-Canada Jeunesse
- Radio-Canada Tou.Tv Jeunesse
- TFO (Télévision française de l’Ontario)
Camps & Storytimes :
French Nature Camp (Sooke, BC)
The Sooke District Chapter of Canadian Parents for French is pleased to bring our students a wonderful French Nature Camp available locally in the Sooke School District-SD62 during March Break 2016. This would be ideal for our French Immersion students to help build their language skills while connecting with nature and learning unique skills. We will have two different day time weekly camps available depending on the age of your child, the camp will be held at the wonderful Camp Barnard located at 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6.
Groups and Schedule:
- Aigle et saumon (eagle and salmon): March 14-18, 8:30am-4:30pm daily, for 7-11 year-olds (aprox. gr.2-6)
- Loup et corbeau (wolf and raven): March 21-25, 8:30am-4:30pm daily, for 12-16 year-olds (aprox. gr. 7-10)
Lake Country Spring Break French Immersion Gymnastics and Circus Morning Camps
This unique camp combines the best of gymnastics, circus, and French! The goal of the camp is to provide a fitness filled experience outside the school environment that will both support and enrich the learning of the French language. Active bodies, active minds!
Campers partake in gymnastics, circus, crafts, and open gym time in a brand new facility. The gym is fully equipped with all the major apparatuses as well as an in-ground trampoline and foam pit. The circus program includes the aerial arts (hoop, trapeze, and the ever popular silks) as well as all the favorite circus props such as diablos, poi, juggling balls, devil sticks, spinning plates and much more. During the craft portions of the camp, campers will make rhythmic ribbons, juggling balls, and poi which they can practice with during the camp and take home for lots of future fun!
Camp dates: March 15th, 17th, 22nd, and 24th, 9am-12pm.
Camp available for grades K to 7.
Register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 days. $30/per day or register for all 4 days and receive a 10% discount.
PROMO- For every day registered, you’ll be entered to win tuition for 1 of our 2 week-long French immersion summer camps!
More info: www.lakecountrygymnastics.ca
Camp de vacances pendant la relâche (Victoria)
French Immersion Soccer Camps (Richmond)
Fort Langley National Historic Site Spring Break Camps
Join the Company of Adventurers at Vancouver’s only real fort. Get hands on with history and discover what life was like during 19th century fur-trade. Each day is a new adventure of imagination, games and play. (Offered in English)
Ages: 6 – 12
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
More info: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ17.aspx
To register, call 604-513-4782, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contes pour tous | Storytelling (Vancouver, BC)
Twice a month, Le Centre invites children one year old and up to come in to explore the imaginary world of stories. The children are encouraged to give free rein to their imaginations, thanks to the many illustrated books in the library. Hosted by Lucie Perrin. Free of charge.
Saturday, March 5th and 19th, 11am-12pm
Saturday, April 2nd and 16th, 11am-12pm
1551 West 7th avenue, Vancouver, BC
More info: http://www.lecentreculturel.com/storytelling/
North Vancouver City Library – French for Fun Storytime
Songs, rhymes, and stories in French for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Mondays 9:30 – 10am
(including over Spring Break)
Free – no registration required.
120 West 14th St, North Vancouver
1st floor program room
More info: http://www.nvcl.ca/calendar
More French resources from North Vancouver City Library:
Alliance Française de Vancouver
March 14 to 18, 2016
Special intensive classes for DELF preparation during spring Break
Work on typical DELF activities
A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels available
1pm to 3pm