12.15.15 | Bilingualism, Education

The Ultimate Shortlist of French Activities For The Holidays

French for kids article in French activities for the holidaysSchool’s almost out for the Christmas holidays…


…You’re finally finishing up your Christmas shopping and getting your home holiday ready.


But now the question is: “How do I keep my child busy…in French!”


Luckily, the entire team here at Camp Tournesol has you covered with French activities for kids !


We’ve compiled a list of our best “teacher-approved” French resources to help your kids preserve their French through the holidays. Equipped with an entire collection of French TV, fun activities, workshops and games – there will certainly be no shortage of fun things to do in French this holiday season.


So let’s get started…


Watch French TV


TelequebecFrench for kids on TV is offering special programming for the holidays until January 3. And of course, all programs are in French. Your child can enjoy the adventures of Tintin, or explore an urban jungle in the hit movie, Madagascar. Whatever your child’s preference, there is a program for every taste.


Tune in to Telequebec’s holiday special 


Want more French TV?


TFO has a huge repertoire of family-friendly French films, music videos, comedy, cartoons, and much more!


Watch TFO here


For teens, the Rogers channel Unis on the web has an incredible selection of popular TV programs. If your child is between 7-12 years of age, you can even try their app Francolab. The page is in French so you may need your child’s to download the app.


Play Fun French Games


What child doesn’t love a good game?


Luckily, we’ve taken all of the guesswork out of it for you and have included an amazing collection of fun French games for all ages.


TFO offers French games and educational apps for both young and older French-learners.


TFO also has another collection of cartoons, educational games, apps and coloring pages specially designed for children ages 2-6.


Explore the collection here

For even more French games, activities, sing-a-longs, puzzles and coloring for children ages 3-6, visit the French site chatouiller.


Enjoy Holiday-Themed Activities and Workshops

French activities for Kids

Your child can join in on the fun in a special Santa Workshop.

Your computer must have Adobe to enjoy all of the features of this French Christmas Workshop.





There’s nothing that quite gets you into the Christmas mood like snuggling up with Christmas carols playing in the background, wouldn’t you agree?


Just imagine if you could listen to your favorite christmas songs in French.


Well, now you can!


Here are 15 French Christmas songs for you and your child’s listening pleasure (complete with lyrics so your child can sing a long!)


For educational French activities where your child can practice math, science or even learn how to surf the web safely, you will definitely want to check this resource out.


And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without fun French reading! Here are the top 5 French books as chosen by Quebecois comedian, Salome Corbe.


And that’s not all…


As a special Christmas bonus for you, we’re also including our very own French worksheet to help your child learn the seasons, colors, and more – all in French.


Download the Holiday Session worksheet here


We hope we’ve answered your Christmas wish for family-friendly French TV, games, activities and workshops your child can enjoy this Holiday season.


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From all of us at Camp Tournesol, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe holiday season!

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