Homeschooling french? Here is a video tutorial and free printable worksheets to help kids learn the colors in french, and to read, write and spell each french color.
Adding French To Your Homeschool Schedule
My 6 year old daughter had spent a year of Kindergarten and nearly 3 months of Grade 1 in an all french school to help her learn the language. While she is not 100% fluent yet, and still has a lot to learn, she has no trouble talking in french and has quite the french accent.
Now that she’s homeschooling once again, it is my job to make sure she keeps up with the reading and spelling in french of french kids in her grade level. Join us in our learning adventure as I will regularly share resources, printables, lesson plans, spelling lists, video tutorials, and more.
Learning the Colors in French
Here is a video tutorial of my 6 year old teaching the english translation, and how to read and pronounce 12 colors in french.
Free Printables: Reading, Writing & Spelling Colors in French
Kids can test their memory of the colors in french with this printable. They read each word and indicate which colour it is by simply coloring a small dot in the upper left corner with the correct colour.
Then this doubles as reading flashcards. Just cut on the lines to make the 12 flashcards. Option of showing your child the flashcard with the color dot displayed or very easy to cover the color clue when holding the flashcard if working on the english translation of the color.
As far as the next 3 printables go, I had originally created the english version as part of The Day The Crayons Quit activity for kids. But since my daughter needed to learn to spell the colors in french, we now have a french version.
This first page they get practice writing the words including each letter correctly. Then a fun way to practice the meaning of each word by coloring each crayon the color indicated.
Lots of practice sounding out the sounds of each color word by unscrambling the letters.
Spelling The Colors in French
In our homeschool, I need to ensure that my daughter stays on track with what she would be learning in a french public school in Quebec, Canada. That means keeping up with the list of words she would learn to spell in each grade. So in Grade 1, the colors: jaune, noir, rouge, vert, bleu, rose, brun, blanc, and gris are to be learned. Orange is a Grade 2 word, or (gold) a Grade 3 word, violet a Grade 5 word, and I don’t see mauve on the list.
So to help my daughter learn her french spellings, I created some printables to help her. It helps her sound out the sounds that make up each word. It doubles as her weekly learning to print letters correctly.
The way we do it: I cut a piece of construction paper in half lengthwise and glued the 2 pieces together to make one long and narrow rectangular piece. My daughter uses this to cover the vertical section of each word. I cut out an area large enough to display one word at a time. See photo for a better idea of what I mean.
We work on french spelling a little each school day. Towards the end of the week, I simply took a lined paper, and coloured a little dot of each color beside a line. Then my daughter wrote the french color beside each dot. This helped me see which words she had mastered and which we needed to still work on.
And finally, here’s the link to download the 7 pages of free printable worksheets for your child to practice reading, writing and spelling the colors in french. I hope these help in your homeschool as well.
Additional Online Programs to Learn The Colors in French
Here is one online program to practice colors in french. Notice at the top of the game there are 4 numbers. When finished with level 1 click on #2 and so on.
Here’s a fun way to practice their newfound color knowledge. It’s a color puzzle where the child has to place various coloured shapes in the puzzle and needs to be able to read french colors to do so.
As I discover more I will add to this.