Create a Word Collage
Inspired by Carmen Sandiego™ Episode 9, kids make a collage of English words that come from French.
In Episode 9, Carmen visits French Polynesia. Kids come up with a list of English words that originated from French and create a collage with the results.
Kids collaborate to create a collage of English words that come from French.
Estimated Time: 30–40 minutes
Materials Needed: Drawing supplies, scissors, glue, a large sheet of chart or bulletin board paper
- As a class, generate a list of words that are used in English but come from French. The list may include: ballet, collage, beret, café, croissant, cul-de-sac, faux pas, petite, silhouette, bouquet, menu, table, restaurant, and boutique.
- Have kids illustrate and write the words. Then, they can cut and glue them onto one larger piece of paper to create a class collage of some French words commonly used in English.