Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! How will you celebrate love with your budding francophone? If you’re teaching French to your child, you can use this list of French Valentine’s Day vocabulary for kids and celebrate a Happy Valentine’s Day in French. Scroll below to check out an easy and fun, hands-on activity that your toddler will enjoy.
Valentine’s Day Vocabulary and expressions for kids
What is Valentine’s Day in French? Valentine’s Day is La St. Valentin, short for La fête de Saint Valentin.
It is celebrated on February 14, le 14 février.
You can wish your child a Happy Valentine’s Day in French by saying Joyeuse Saint Valentin.
I love you – je t’aime
You can also use French terms of endearment when wishing them Happy Valentine’s Day in French!
love – l’amour
Kiss – un bisou
To kiss – embrasser
Heart – un coeur
Gift – un cadeau
Chocolate – un chocolat
Roses – des roses
Love notes – des billets doux
Card – une carte
Cupid – Cupidon
French Valentine’s Day activity for kids
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For this simple activity, you will need:
|Construction paper||du papier de construction|
|A marker||un marqueur|
|Glue||de la colle|
|Cotton pads||du coton absorbant|
|Food colouring*||du colorant alimentaire|
|A small bowl**||un petit bol|
|A pipette||une pipette|
* I used food colouring, but you can also use any water-based, non-toxic paint for children. I chose pink and purple, but you can go with red or any other colour that your child likes.
** I used two bowls since I used two colours.
Start by drawing a fairly large heart in the middle of the sheet of paper. Then glue the cotton pads onto the heart.
Once the activity is all set, you can invite your child to play and have fun!
French Valentine’s Day books for kids
Je t’aime de la tête aux pieds
I discussed this book in more detail here.
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