Making a big deal out of holidays is one of the things I do to make homeschool French fun for my kids and I.
Sure, we could do Halloween in English…but we’ve done it many times before. It’s a great time to use French!
If you don’t do Halloween, you can find alternative activities at UltimateRadioShow, just use the ideas and do them in the foreign language your children study.
Here is a 2-3 minute video of a little boy getting an easy French lesson on Halloween words. You could copy this at home with your child if you speak a little French:
Here is a ten minute flash-card-style video of French Halloween vocabulary:
If you like “chalk and talk” style videos, here is a 4 minute French Halloween vocabulary video that teaches basic vocabulary:
The follow-up “chalk and talk” video continues on to include teaching some body parts, clothing names, and colors:
Do you need to add some music to your French lessons this week? Voila, a Halloween song:
And the Halloween song videos just keep on coming:
A lesson that includes extra vocabulary, such as the words for “trick or treat” and “play a trick”:
For your kids who love Peppa Pig or French cartoons, you can watch an entire compilation of Peppa Pig Halloween episodes in French:
Finally, don’t forget about watching movies you’ve already seen, but this time in French! One of our favorite Halloween movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas (I guess it’s a Christmas movie, but we watch it at Halloween). (Affiliate Link)
Older students can watch a silent-movie featuring kids fighting a witch in the woods (it’s not scary for older kids but sensitive little ones might be scared). How can a silent movie teach French? With the narrative cards!
Easy French has lots of short, engaging videos in real-life situations. The speaker uses complete French sentences but there are bilingual subtitles. These might seem hard initially but I love these these for all levels of learners. This one is about Halloween vocabulary.
A short FrenchPod101 video for basic Halloween vocabulary:
It takes less than two minutes to get some cultural education into your French lessons when you watch this video about how Halloween and All Saints Day are celebrated in France.
Your advanced, high-school age speakers can watch a spooky vlog: