French Halloween Resource Round-Up and ideas!

It’s almost time for “la fête d'Halloween!” It is an exciting time for many of our students. They are busy planning their costumes, their trick-or-treating route and how they are going to carve their pumpkins. It is a great time to teach some important French vocabulary! 

Here are some ideas for activities that you can integrate in your classes this month:

Costume Discussion
Have students collect some photos of costumes from local sales flyers or print one from the internet. Have students bring the photos to class and describe what the costume looks like to a classmate or as a written assignment. Alternatively, you can hang the photos on the board and describe the photo and have students look to find the correct costume.

Magic Potions
Students can practice expressions of quantity by writing a recipe for a magic potion (or Halloween treat). 

Halloween Charades
Cut out words from a Halloween vocabulary list (see list of resources below or word wall cards available HERE).Place the words in a box and have students take turns choosing a word. Have them ‘act out’ the word to see if the class can guess the word in French.

Pumpkin Carving
Show students a video on how to carve or decorate a pumpkin. Ask students to name what they see in the video, or focus on ordinal numbers or process writing in French.

Add some fun and and games to your FSL classes - BINGO, SUDOKU, WORD SEARCHES and Word Wall Cards available HERE.

To help you to integrate all of the great discussions that can be had in the target language during the next few weeks, I’ve compiled a list of resources that will appeal to FSL students in grades 4 and up.

French Halloween Vocabulary

Visit for a comprehensive list of French Halloween vocabulary. The site lists vocabulary for popular costumes, decorations, and other general Halloween terms.

Digital Halloween Flashcards and Quiz

This is a great quizlet. It provides flashcards for 25 popular Halloween terms. It has spelling and vocabulary games associated with the flashcards that students can play online.

How To Decorate A Pumpkin

A video from TFO featuring different ways to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween. Have students watch the video and then make a plan for decorating their own pumpkin. They can then write about how they will implement their plan!

Halloween Fun and Games

This package of classroom-ready French Halloween activities from The French Nook is sure to be a fun addition to your programming during the Halloween season. Just print and enjoy! Includes Halloween BINGO, SUDOKU, word search, and word wall cards. 

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