This sponsored collection of playful lessons about France is brought to you by Jacadi.
You don’t need a passport to travel around the world. Using the activities, art projects, and books below, take your child on an adventure to France. You’ll learn about France’s history, their great artists, and of course… the city of Paris.
Go beyond that! The children’s clothing designer Jacadi has created a playful resource for families sharing more everyday differences between France and the United States. For example…
Did you know that in France kids enjoy the day off of school on Wednesday instead of Saturday? Learn more differences.
Now it is time to dig into a project and get creative.
5 FUN FRANCE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN:
2. Have your child create a pastel and watercolor re-creation of “Le Bassin aux nymphéas,” one of Monet’s many waterlily paintings. Not keen on paint? Check out this beautiful waterlily tissue paper craft instead. So simple and fun.
4. Experiment with plein air painting with your child and enjoy the breeze.
TOP LIBRARY FINDS:
Be sure to include a trip to the library to discover more about France. Check out a few playful titles for kids below. [This post contains affiliate links]
This is Paris | 5 out of 5 Stars
This is London, first published in 1959, presents impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards, and famed Underground. Sasek’s brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision. With the passing of time, facts have been updated where applicable in the back of each book.
Everybody Bonjours! | 4.5 out of 5 Stars
On this fun and friendly tour, everybody says “Bonjour!” Whether at a soccer stadium (“players scoring”), a crêpe stand (“batter pouring”), or strolling the Champs d’ Elysee (where folks “bonjour” in every store), a little girl and her family are welcomed everywhere with the signature French greeting.
Eloise in Paris | 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight traveled to Paris to research the book, and the illustrations are dotted with the celebrities they knew there: Richard Avedon takes Eloise’s passport photograph; Christian Dior prods her tummy, while his young assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, looks on; Lena Horne sits at an outdoor café. If you come to Paris with Eloise you will always be glad you did.
The Cat Who Walked Across France | 4.5 out of 5 Stars
In lyrical prose and breathtaking images, Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben take the reader on a journey across the Norman countryside, past ancient ruins, through bustling cities, to the sparkling ports of the Mediterranean Sea and a place the cat can call home.
Not For Parents Paris: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know | 4.5 out of 5 Stars
This is not a guidebook and it is definitely ‘not-for-parents’. It is the real, inside story about one of the world’s most famous cities – Paris. In this book you’ll hear fascinating tales about creepy stone gargoyles, ghostly railway stations, huge castles and amazingly pampered pets.
Charlotte in Paris | 5 out of 5 Stars
Illustrated with stunning museum reproductions of works by artists such as Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Renoir and Rodin as well as lovely watercolor collages, this sequel to Charlotte in Giverny also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte’s charming scrapbook will leave fans of the first book, art lovers, Francophiles and readers of all ages shouting, “Vive Charlotte!”
Looking for more inspiration?
Another great way to introduce children to different countries is FOOD. If you have any favorite French recipes for the kids to try, I’d love if you’d leave them below in the comments.
Well my friends, Au Revoir!
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