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Goal: Learn how to say “angel” in French
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Print the “Étiquettes-mots géants-Noël” document. Keep only the “ange” flashcard. During circle time, wear a long white gown or wrap yourself in a white bed sheet. If you have wings (angel or fairy costume), wear them to complete your outfit. If you wish, you may even use gold pipe cleaners to create a halo and stick it on a headband. Children will surely guess that you are an angel. Explain how in French, the word “ange” means “angel”.
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Purchase a few dollar store headbands and use gold pipe cleaners to create a halo for each child in your group. Help them set their headband on their head as you practice saying “ange” together. Next, invite children to look at their reflection in the mirror and say “ange”. Let children keep their halo in their cubbyhole so they can wear it whenever they want to. Every time you see a child wearing his halo, repeat the new word.
Fill a container with unbreakable Christmas decorations, making sure to include several different angels. Glue the word flashcard on a shelf or on your table. Children may take turns pulling an “ange” out of your container and setting it on your shelf or table as they repeat the new word once more. Help children if they hesitate.
Purchase a Christmas sticker booklet that contains many angel stickers. Ask children to take turns finding an “ange” sticker. Encourage them to repeat the new word when they find an angel. They can place the stickers on their hand, their cheek, or even their cubbyhole. The stickers will act as reminders of the new word they have learned. Have fun pressing angel stickers on items throughout your daycare. Children will like finding the angels as they play. Invite them to say “ange” every time they see another angel. If you wish, you can give each child a small piece of construction paper and let them press the angel stickers they find on it. Older children can use the word flashcard as a model to write the word “ange” on their paper.
Print the “Bricolage-Ange” document for each child. Let children color the different parts and decorate them with feathers, lace, glitter, etc. Help them glue the pieces on an empty toilet paper roll. Hang the angels over children’s naptime spots. At naptime, simply say, “ange” to indicate that it’s time for children to get into position, under their angel. Once you have explained and practiced this new signal a few times, children will gladly respect it.
If you prefer, stick each child’s “ange” on a wooden stick and use them as puppets. Children will enjoy gently waving them in the air to the sound of soft music.
Print several copies of the second page of the “Images à colorier-Noël 2009” document. Encourage children to repeat the new word as they color the “ange”. When they are done, have them cut out their angel (help younger children). They can glue it on pretty Christmas paper. Create an angel-filled mural. Have children say “ange” when they stick their angel on a large piece of gold paper. Write “ANGE” at the top of your mural or ask older children to do it.
Purchase large pieces of white cardboard and a roll of white ribbon. For each child, trace two large wings on a piece of cardboard. Let children decorate their wings as they wish. When they are done, tie two long ribbon pieces on either side of their wings so you can set them on their shoulders (like a backpack). Children will be proud to wear their “ange” wings to welcome their parents at the end of the day. This will provide them with the perfect opportunity to share the word they have just learned with them.
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