Count to ten in French
For this week’s video we are going right back to basics and learning to count to ten in French!
Counting is something that young children seem to really enjoy doing and when they are just starting to learn another language it is one of the first things they can pick up quickly and easily. It also makes us parents beam with pride as we see our little ones get to grips with counting in more than one language!
Watch our video and count along. The notes in the video tell you just what we are counting but look below for more information.
By the way, there are actually four dinosaurs in the video but one must have been hidden under my arm, in case observant little eyes notice!
Here is the vocabulary used in the video and I have also added how to say one of each object with its gender.
Un chapeau A hat
Deux amis Two friends Un ami / Une amie
Trois gâteaux Three cakes Un gâteau
Quatre dinosaures Four dinosaurs Un dinosaure
Cinq amis Five friends Un ami / une amie
Six livres Six books Un livre
Sept briques Seven bricks Une brique
Huit peluches Eight cuddly toys Une peluche
Neuf oeufs Nine eggs Un oeuf
Dix tasses Ten cups Une tasse
Here are a few more vocab suggestions so the kids don’t just learn how to count to ten in French but also how they can make some simple sentences too!
To practise questions and answers you could ask my favourite question: Qu’est-ce que c’est? (what is it?)
As you watch the video point to one of the objects and ask qu’est-ce que c’est? Encourage the answer ‘C’est une brique‘ (It’s a brick) etc.
To practise further you can then ask the question:
il y a combien de …? How many ….. are there?
And the response would be:
il y a deux…… There are……..
Eg. Il y a combien de livres?
Il y a six livres
For more counting activities and other ideas please take a look at my article about using stacking cups to learn simple French vocabulary.
Heidi et Tonton x