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BINGO! – French food and drink vocabulary

French food and drink vocabulary- Free weekly lessons for kids #11

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Bonjour! Welcome to your free French lesson plan. I have created another game based around French food and drink vocabulary. This is the third time visiting this topic and (unless you request more) I’ll make it the last one! In week #4 we learnt how to say ‘Je mange’ and in week #9 we learnt how to say ‘Je bois’, and this week we are going to mix the two together in a game of BINGO! The dad of one of my very keen students told me that his four year old son loves bingo so I was inspired to do this one for him.


If you have been learning with us for a few weeks, are you starting to see progress with your child’s French learning? Little by little, the teeny victories turn into bigger ones. And when you make it all through play the process is effortless and so simple!


BINGO for French food and drink vocabulary

Bingo works so well for language teaching as it brings out the competitive nature of kids (in a gentle way!) and it is so simple. I am sure there will be a few more bingo sheets coming over the course of the year. You can keep them all together and play the various games one after the other practising the different sentences required to play them.

This week instead of calling out ‘J’ai’ (I have ) as in the bingo game from lesson #7 we will be calling out either ‘Je mange…‘ (I eat/ I am eating) or Je bois…’ (I drink/ I am drinking)

How to play:

In your inbox you will find three sheets to print this week. The first sheet has a list of all the vocabulary that you will be learning plus a reminder of how to pronounce everything.

Start by familiarising yourself with the vocabulary with your kids. Point to all the pictures on the bingo cards and ask ‘qu’est-ce que c’est?’ (What is this?)

Look on the pronunciation sheet and if you see a food or drink item with du/ de l’/ des in front of it, that means ‘some’. If there is an ‘un or une’ in front of it, that means ‘a’ eg. une baguette (a bread stick)

When you are looking at the pictures ask your child if you eat or drink it…‘du fromage, Je bois du fromage ou Je mange du fromage?’ (Cheese, am I drinking some cheese or am I eating some cheese?) The strangeness of eating something you should drink and vice versa always prompts an enthusiastic response to do it right!

When you are all feeling fairly confident you know the vocabulary, give all the players one grid. To call out the words that the players need to cross off their grids, you could cut out the images on the pronunciation sheet and stick them in a bag and pick them out randomly. Or you could simply read them off the list and keep track of which items you have called out.
When playing kids can either use a pen to cross off items on their grids, or if you would like to save them for later use they could use pennies to place over the images so they can keep track of what they are doing.

The person calling out the items must use the phrase ‘Je mange’ or ‘Je bois’ when calling out their food or drink item. When a whole grid has been completed the child can call out BINGO! and win the game!

You can also get the kids to practise using ‘Je mange’ or ‘Je bois’ by giving them a chance to be the bingo caller.

Please let me know how you get on in the comments below!

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