Gr 4 Bonne Fête!


In this unit, we are learning about basic phrases to describe Birthday parties. 

Vocabulary includes:

·    Bonne fête / Joyeux anniversaire (Happy Birthday)

·    Mois de l'année (Months of the year)

·    Les numéros (Numbers from 1 - 31)

·    Attention: The "first" of every month is "le premier"

Questions & Phrases include:

·    À quelle date est ton anniversaire? (What day is your Birthday?)

·    Mon anniversaire est le _______. (My Birthday is the _____ )

·    Quelle est la date aujourd'hui? (What is the date today?)

·    C'est le _____. (It's the _______ )

·    Quel âge as-tu? (How old are you?)

·    J'ai ____ ans. (I'm ___ years old)

Writing an invitation: Écris une invitation!

·    Pour qui? (For who?) : Marie / La classe de 4A

·    Où? (Where?) : À l'école (at school) / Chez Anna (at Anna's house)

·    À quelle heure? (At what time?) : 10h (10 a.m.)

·    À quelle date? (What day?) : le 12 février, 2010

Passez le cadeau (Pass the gift):

1. Asseyez-vous en cercle. (Sit in a circle)

2. La musique commence. Passez le cadeau! (The music starts. Pass the gift!)

3. Arrêtez quand la musique s'arrête! (Stop when the music stops!)

4. Enlevez le papier! (Take away the paper!)

5. La musique recommence. Continuez! (The music starts again. Continue!)

Bonbons musicaux (Musical Candy):

1. Il y a cinq personnes. (There are five people.)

2. Mettez quatre bonbons sur la table. (Put four candies on the table.)

3. Mettez-vous en cercle autour de la table. (Place yourselves in a circle around the table.)

4. La musique commence. Marchez! (The music starts. Walk!)

5. Arrêtez quand la musique s'arrête. (Stop when the music stops.)

6. Prenez un bonbon! Vite! (Take a candy! Fast!)

7. Qui n'a pas de bonbon? Au revoir! (Who doesn't have a candy? Bye!)

5. Maintenant, continuez! (Now, continue!)


Click on the links below for a variety of on-line resources:


1. AMDSB : List of games to practice basic vocabulary

2. Battleship : Play battleship and answer questions about months and dates

3. Concentration: Use Birthday vocabulary and phrases to play this matching game


1. Dates & Months : Practice listening to Dates and Months on-line

2. : Listen to numbers, dates, months and other basic words

3. BBC schools : Go to "What day is it?" or "Numbers" to listen to more French vocabulary


·    Songs : Listen and view videos of French songs and rhymes for kids