Are you interested in teaching your child french verbs? I will share with you six verbs you could add to your first year of french learning. They are the same six Grade 1 french verbs that french students learn in Québec Canada.
In first grade students learn the present tense of the verbs:
Parents, to help you in your quest to homeschool french, here is a free printable .pdf of these 6 verbs in their conjugated form. It will be a helpful reference when trying to teach these verbs to your children.
Avoir and Être
Avoir and être are without a doubt the two most important verbs to learn in french.
Avoir (to have)
Il / elle a
Ils / elles ont
Être (to be)
Il / elle est
Ils / elles sont
The verb Aimer
The french verb “aimer” is a great third choice for first graders to learn. It means to love or to like.
In addition, the verb “aimer” is a regular ER verb, so after learning this verb, students will be able to easily learn other regular ER verbs as they all follow a certain pattern.
To conjugate ER verbs you first drop the ER:
And then add the correct ending.
1st person singular (je) add: e
2nd person singular (tu) add: es
3rd person singular (il / elle / on / qui) add: e
1st person plural (nous) add: ons
2nd person plural (vous) add: ez
3rd person plural (ils / elles) add: ent
Aimer (to like / to love)
Il / elle aime
Ils / elles aiment
The Verb Faire
Faire (to do / to make)
Il / elle fait
Ils / elles font
The Verb Dire
Dire (to say / to tell)
Il / elle dit
Ils / elles disent
The Verb Aller
Aller (to go)
Il / elle va
Ils / elles vont
If you’d like some worksheets that are great for practicing these Grade 1 french verbs, you can download some free on my french verb worksheets page.