Fun and Engaging Games to Boost French Verb Vocabulary for Kids!

 Fun and Engaging Games to Boost French Verb Vocabulary for Kids!


Learning French verb vocabulary can be a blast when you turn it into a playful adventure! In this blog post, we'll share three exciting games that will have your young language learners eagerly conjugating verbs in no time. Get ready to dive into the world of verb charades and more!


Game 1: Verb Charades


Who doesn't love a game of charades? It's a fantastic way to get kids up and moving while reinforcing their understanding of French verbs. 

Here's how to play:


Materials Needed:

-Verb cards with both the infinitive form and a simple illustration (e.g., "manger" with a picture of someone eating)



Prepare a set of verb cards, or download and print these verb charades cards. Each card should have an infinitive form of a French verb along with a simple, kid-friendly illustration depicting the action.


Divide the class into two teams. Each team takes turns sending a player to be the "actor."

The actor draws a card and silently acts out the verb without speaking. The team members must guess the verb in French based on the actor's gestures.

For added difficulty, you can set a time limit for each round.

Keep score and switch actors after each successful guess. The team with the most correct guesses wins!

verb charades cards


Game 2: Verb Bingo


Bingo is a classic game that never gets old. It's a fantastic tool for reinforcing verb vocabulary. Let's dive in:


Materials Needed:

Bingo cards with a grid of verbs in their infinitive form (e.g., manger, danser, chanter)

Verb call-out cards with corresponding illustrations or conjugated forms (e.g., je mange, tu danses, il/elle chante) You can download these FREE from Bingo Baker here.



Distribute Bingo cards to each student. Make sure the cards have different combinations of verbs.


Explain the rules: 

Students will mark the verbs on their card when they hear the corresponding conjugated form.

As the teacher, you will call out verb conjugations (e.g., je mange, tu danses). Students must find the matching infinitive form on their card and mark it.

The first student to complete a row, column, or diagonal shouts "Bingo!" and wins the round.

Play multiple rounds with different verb conjugations for continuous practice and fun.

FREE French verbs bingo cards


Game 3: Verb Memory Match


Memory Match is a wonderful game for enhancing memory skills and solidifying verb vocabulary. Let's get started:


Materials Needed:

Pairs of cards with matching verb pairs (one card with the infinitive form, and the matching card with a conjugated form)



Prepare a set of verb pairs. One card should have the infinitive form of a verb, and the matching card should have a conjugated form (e.g., infinitive: manger, conjugated: je mange).

Shuffle the cards and lay them face down in a grid formation.

Students take turns flipping over two cards at a time, trying to find matching pairs of verbs.

When a student successfully matches a pair, they must say the infinitive form and its corresponding conjugated form in a sentence. For example, "manger - je mange."

The game continues until all pairs are matched.


These games make learning French verb vocabulary a fun-filled adventure for kids! Whether they're acting out verbs in a game of charades or racing to shout "Bingo!" in Verb Bingo, they'll be engaged and excited to expand their language skills. So, gather your cards, set up your grids, and let the French verb vocabulary games begin! Amusez-vous bien! (Have fun!)

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