What is it about France that seems so posh, picturesque, and glamorous?! If you want to teach your kids about the most visited country in the world, grab these resources to learn about France to help you out.
This post is part of the Ways to Help Kids Learn About the Nations Series
There has to be a reason why this is so, right? Over 80 million tourists visit France every year. It must be that the pictures do not do it justice. It must be even more magical, even more mysterious, even more enchanting.
What’s the big deal about France!?
France has historically been a long time faithful international center of culture and art. As a country, France is known for being dedicated to its efforts in preserving its art, culture, and architecture.
Many people worldwide are familiar with its unique and awe-inspiring landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame, and more.
In addition to this unique preservation of its history, the country also is famous for its food, wine, and scenic countryside.
I mean, who doesn’t want to taste a real French baguette, crepe, Ratatouille, or any other French cuisine we can only read about in the magazines? (All these amazing foods I would love to try MINUS escargot. Nope, not doing it.)
Check out some cool facts about France you and your kids will enjoy.
-I am baffled by this fact. I truly thought it was Spanish, but in fact, French is the second most studied language in the world after English.
-The Millau Bridge in southern France is the world’s tallest bridge. It is also France’s tallest structure, with its highest point standing at 343m (1125 ft) above the ground.
-The Tour de France is the most famous road bicycle race in the world. It zigzags through the French landscape.
-France is known as “The Hexagon” in Europe as it has six geographical sides, three of which are bordered by the sea.
-Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg all share borders with France.
-It has access to the sea from the Mediterranean to the English Channel then from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
-The French are passionate about preserving wildlife; there for 10% of the country is dedicated to open spaces for its wildlife.
-I am not sure if this one is true, but it is pretty funny if it is. April Fool’s Day is celebrated in France with a tradition called ‘Poison d’Avril, or the April fish. The joke is to stick a funny fish on someone’s back with the idea that the funny fish joke may last all day on their back if they don’t notice. Everyone is in on the joke.
-Famous French artists have profoundly influenced our Art World like Claude Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne. Here are some resources to explore these amazing artists alongside your lessons.
Claude Monet for Kids – Talking and Writing About Art | The Kitchen Table Classroom
FREE Monet Art study Cards | Life Beyond the Lesson Plan
10 Paul Cezanne Art Projects for Kids | Artsy Craftsy Mom
FREE Renoir Art Cards | Deborah Perrot – The Paper Maid
-The special alphabet developed for the blind was invented by a French man named Luis Braille, who was also blind as a child.
-The French Army was the first to use camouflage. The word itself comes from the French word “camo fleurs.”
-The Louvre Museum in Paris is the most visited museum in the entire world.
Louvre Online Tours | Louvre.fr
Explore these resources for learning about France in your homeschool:
France Unit Study (FREE Printables) | Susan Evans
France and French Culture Theme- Weekly Home Preschool | Paper and Glue
A Curriculum Unit on France | Beyond Mommying
France Elementary FREE Unit Study | Kulture Klassroom
FREE Printable France Unit for Preschool | Little Explorers Big World
Virtual Trip to France: Homeschooling France: French Crafts, Activities for Kids | Pack More Into Life
Elementary Unit Study – France | The Homeschool Resource Room
France Mini Book for Early Readers – A Country Study | Starlight Treasures
Around the world in 30 Days: France FREE Mini Unit Study | Something2Offer
FREE France Facts | National Geographic Kids
France Lesson Plans, Games, Activities | Countries.MrDonn.org
Interesting France Facts for Kids | Kids World Travel Guide
History of France and Facts | Cool Kid Facts
Country FREE Coloring Pages | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
France FREE Maze | Muse Printables
French Coloring Pages FREE | Coloring Pages 101
Country of the Month: France FREE Study | Many Seasons of Motherhood
All About The Eiffel Tower | Our Worldwide Classroom
FREE France Fact Sheet | Making Friends
France FREE Coloring Pages | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
My France Lapbook (FREE) | HomeschoolShare
France for Kids Printable Mini Book | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
FREE French Food Word Search | Puzzles-to-Print
French – Paris, France – word search | mrslryan
21 Interesting Facts About France | InsideTravelLab
A Mini-Unit & France Flip Book | Heart 2 Heart Teaching
(Europe) Facts about France for Kids- Reading Research Guide | Be Global History Language and Culture
Unit Study ~ Paris, France | Enjoy the Learning Journey
These crafts and activities will help your kids have fun learning about the country of France:
10 Interesting French Crafts And Activities For Kids | Mom Junction
Multicultural Projects + Books: France Activities for Children | Lasso the Moon
10 Enchanting Eiffel Tower Crafts For Kids | Artsy Craftsy Mom
France Fact Booklet and Activities | TheBeezyTeacher
France Research Project Distance Learning | Globe Trottin’ Kids
Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – France | Living Montessori Now
France for Kids FREE Activity Pack | My Learning Table
FREE France Challenge PDF | Globe Trottin Kids
Your kids will enjoy these videos to learn all about France for kids:
Fun Facts About France for Kids | Travel Tips and Country
All about France | Alyssa Griffeth
Learn Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids | Educational Videos
Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids | Homeschool Pop
This application will help your kids learn French in no time:
French Learning Apps for Kids (And some for Adults) | Bilingual Kid Spot
I have to admit that the French accent is not my favorite. I mean, we can’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Nonetheless, that will NOT stop me from trying to visit the country with my family one day.
France’s beauty, culture, history, and art are enough to make anyone want to visit at least once in a lifetime.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!