I am in love with France.
I have loved it since middle school. While most girls had posters of teen heart throbs hanging on their walls, I had places in France (the Eiffel Tower, Mont St. Michel, castles). Okay, I also had one or two Duran Duran posters too.
I tried hard to learn the French language.
Then I visited and sealed my love of all things French – forever!
It’s no surprise I want my daughter to love France too. She already recognizes the Eiffel Tower (and not through my prodding, she recognizes the Leaning Tower of Pisa and I have no affinity for that!).
To keep her interested, I decided to have some summer fun with it…
First we made a craft. Since frog legs are big there, we made frog hats. I got this idea from Start At 5. Here’s how ours turned out:
Leah also stuck some bug stickers on the tongue – totally her idea. Kids are so creative…when you let them 🙂
I also played French music for her. I love Edith Piaf! Take a listen.
Don’t you love her voice?
Well, if you don’t, you and Leah should hang out because she didn’t love it either.
We also watched this video made by a dad of all French preschool things. It’s fast-paced and you definitely need some French language background or you will be lost but…Leah loved it!
Here are some other “fun” facts we talked about during our project:
- They really do eat frog’s legs.
- They also eat snails.
- The rooster is the national bird.
- The flag is blue, white, and red. It is known as the French Tricolour.
- Paris is the capital city.
- The Eiffel Tower is in Paris.
I can’t wait to take Leah and show her the Eiffel Tower in person…and a castle (she wants to see a castle!).
Are there any places you want your kids to love?
How are you making it happen?
Love It and Want More?