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Flannel Friday: French Rhymes

July 19, 2012

A nice source of French rhymes is Un Deux Trois: First French Rhymes selected by Opal Dunn and illustrated by Patrice Aggs. The book comes with a CD as well so you can play the rhymes if you need help with pronounciation.

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French Rhyme: Un, Deux, Trois

This is a simple counting rhyme about picking cherries. A basket to place the cherries in, some felt cherries and a tree are all you need. A few times through will help the children learn how numbers 1-12 in French.

cherry tree

Un, deux, trois,
Je m’en vais en bois.
Quatre, cinq, six,
Cueillir des cerieses.
Sept, huit, neuf,
Dans mon panier neuf.
Dix, onze, douze,
Elles seront toutes rouges.

Rough translation:
1, 2, 3,
I’m going into the woods
4, 5, 6
To pick cherries
7, 8, 9,
In my new basket.
10, 11, 12,
They are all red.

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One thought on “Flannel Friday: French Rhymes

  1. K says:

    I love your tree and cherries! The cherries look so tiny ~ how did you cut them out so beautifully?

    When I worked at B&N doing their children’s programming, we would have Madeline visit the store. I wish I had known about this book when I was doing Madeline storytimes. This rhyme would have been wonderful for Madeline to do with us! Il est parfait!

    I might have to pull out my old Madeline stuff and freshen it up for a bilingual storytime this Fall. :o)

    Thanks for sharing! ~ K ~

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