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Follow the weekly plan below step-by-step OR in any order you desire. The ultimate goal is to make the learning quick, easy, and fun!

I hope you’ve been enjoying your French JK/SK lesson plans! This week we’re practicing the terms “avant” (before) and “après” (after), we’re talking about “plus grand que” (bigger than), “plus petit que” (smaller than), the life cycle of a pumpkin, and much more! 

Here’s a link with all the accompanying downloads for this week.

Extra Resources:

Click the link at the end of each weekly plan to access “Madame Amy’s classroom” for extra French resources and support related to the week’s plans.

This week’s focus: Name writing, the alphabet, common words/phrases

Step 1. Watch the parent instructions video. 

Step 2. Watch the parent & child video

Step 3. Complete this week’s task.

Step 4. Complete this week’s letters and words of the week activities.


Step 1. Parent Instructions Video

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

Step 3. This Week’s French Tasks:

Avant ou après: There are a few ways you can use the document below. You could print and cut them to use as cards. You could simply practice saying “Avant ou après?” or you could play a matching game with them. You could also just leave it as a digital document and simply look and point to the images, practicing “avant ou après?”

Les émotions des citrouilles: 

Practice our emotions vocabulary again but in a fun pumpkin carving fashion!

Ma routine du soir: Here’s to hoping this helps you and your little one with more than just French practice! We’re making evening routines in order to help us practice our French throughout each day. Click for parent explanations and pronunciation support

Step 4. Les lettres / mots de la semaine: Fun worksheets to practice our letters / words of the week:

Les mots de la semaine: See avant/après game above. There’s no link!

L’alphabet: For continued alphabet practice!

MAKE IT FUN! <- click here to see different ways to complete this task

This week’s focus: On va compter jusqu’à 5! We’re going to learn to count to 5!

Does your child already know how? Wonderful! Just like with any regular kindergarten class, we need to start from the basics to ensure everyone is on the same page. Not to worry, we will build upon our knowledge and the classes will get more advanced as we go. 

Step 1. Parent Instructions Video

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

Task 1. Count the pumpkin seeds. A fun way to count – with pumpkin seeds! Download the worksheet below and/or make it even more fun by counting real pumpkin seeds! Draw dots in the ten frames to represent the amount of seeds.

Be sure to watch the parent explanation video to understand the use of ten frames in Kindergarten!

Task 2. Get a pumpkin. Normally I wouldn’t ask you to go out and get anything, but this time I am because I know they’re readily available AND they’re so so fun for hands-on learning. If you can’t get a pumpkin, an alternative to complete the activity below is to draw one on cardboard and cut it out for your child to measure.

Task 3. Measuring a pumpkin. This is a super fun task that will allow children to practice sizes, measuring, and guessing whether or not pumpkins can float. I recommend sticking the pumpkin in their next bath time for some good laughter in the name of science!

MAKE IT FUN! <- Fun ideas on how to practice your French counting

This week’s topic:  The life cycle of a pumpkin – Le cycle de vie d’une citrouille 

Step 1. Parent Instructions Video

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

This week’s topic: 

  • The life cycle of a pumpkin. 
  • This is the first time we’re talking about a “life cycle”. Depending on your little one’s age, this might be a difficult concept to grasp. Don’t worry if this goes over their head, there will be much “life cycle” practice to come throughout their JK/SK programming. I thought it would be most fun to begin with a pumpkin!

Life Cycle Project: We’re going to make a little diagram project for this week’s science lesson. Cut out the images of the life cycle stages and paste to a poster board, paper, or piece of cardboard. A fun idea is to make your poster/paper the shape of a pumpkin!

  • TIP: If your child is struggling to grasp the various stages. Just stick to four stages instead: 1. graine (seed), 2. vigne (vine), 3. citrouille verte (green pumpkin), and 4. citrouille (pumpkin).

The full life cycle for your own knowledge:

Bonus: Here’s a fun French song & video about mixing colours!

Outdoor activities related to this week’s learning

Our math and science lessons were nature-based this week since we’re all about pumpkins! But here’s an outdoor activity to practice your “plus grand que” and “plus petit que” vocabulary: 

Activity 1. Order items in nature based on their size! 
Find items and line them up based on smallest to largest. Hold up an item and ask your child if it’s bigger or smaller than another item. 

Sample question: “Est-ce que c’est plus petit ou plus grand que ça?” (Is it smaller or larger than this?) 
Pron: “ess kuh saih plew puh-tee oo plew grahw kuh sah?”  
– See math lesson for pronunciation help with this question!


Helpful Outdoor Vocabulary:

Messages to Madame

If you would like to send me videos or photos of your child’s work / French practice, I would love to see it! I’ve found the easiest way is through instagram stories, posts, or even private message to our account. Not a fan of instagram? Not to worry! Feel free to send anything my way via email. Just note that sometimes photos/videos can be too large to send!

I will always do my best to respond asap to help encourage your little one 🙂

Extra French Practice : Madame Amy’s Classroom

If you are looking for extra French resources and practice to support this week’s learning, click the link below (p.s. the link to the classroom changes each week). This is a mini website that allows you extra French practice related to each week’s plans! Let your child explore our virtual classroom by clicking on each of the items. 



I so appreciate you all being a part of this JK/SK learning community and I hope you enjoy this week’s French plans. Always know that I am here and happy to accept feedback and answer questions as we go about your fall program with 123 Petits Pas. 

Madame Amy 🙂