French Activity Books

We love to encourage outdoor play but sometimes, in our cold climate, it is just too cold to play outside. We have come up with a list of our favourite French activity books to keep your child occupied on those cold winter days. These are great to practice your French, learn about a variety of topics and keep your child engaged. To make it easy, there are affiliate links to take you directly to each of the books!

My 5 year old and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of these French workbooks:

Le cahier d’activités Passe-Partout.   This book has over 62 pages of fun activities. Inspired by the popular Passe-Partout series, this activity book offers children a varied range of fun activities like colouring, seek and find, connect the dots, mazes and spot the difference games. 

Mon Grand Cahier d’Activités maternelle: de 4 à 6 ans. 

There are over 200 kindergarten activities in this book with writing practice, reading, math, discovery and observation, games, colouring activities and more! This book is fully colourable and so entertaining it will not feel like learning for your child. They will love learning and mastering the skills in this workbook! 


Activités pour les petits Les Dinosaurs by Usborne

This activity book is filled with prehistoric fun that will keep your child busy for hours. Dino fans can add stickers to ocean scenes, match dinosaur eggs to the right nest, spot the lizards and much more. 

Activités pour les petits La Nature by Usborne

This colourful activity book is packed with nature-themed puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodling activities. Matching baby animals to their mothers, spot the difference in nature scenes and so much more. Includes lots of stickers too!       

Autocollants Fruits et Légumes by Usborne

Discover how a seed grows into a fruit, learn why a tomato isn’t a vegetable and lots more in this fascinating introduction on how food grows. With over 150 stickers to decorate the colourful scenes, this delightful book is sure to fascinate and help young children learn about healthy eating. 

Formes et Motifs by Usborne

This fun book is a perfect introduction to shapes and patterns for young children. Learn how to recognize and draw triangles, circles, squares and more, and add patterns to a range of colourful scenes. With wipe-clean pages, your child can practice again and again. 


Activités pour les petits Le Zoo

A colourful activity book packed with zoo-themed puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodling activities. Or for younger kids we recommend the Joue et colorie Le Zoo that has dot to dot activities, matching games and mazes, and lots of pictures to colour.    

Les nombres by Usborne 

This wipe-clean book is perfect for little ones learning to count to 100 and write out numbers. Contains beautiful images to practice counting over and over again. 

Mon premier bloc de jeux Les Petits Voyageurs by Usborne

Puzzles, connect the dots, matching games, word puzzles, search and find and drawings to complete. This workbook contains more than 200 different activities and games to entertain your child for rainy days, vacations or quiet time/independent play. 

French-English Picture Dictionary

Okay, so this isn’t a workbook per se, BUT it is a great paperback picture dictionary that will help accompany all of the workbooks above by providing translations and pronunciation to the most common French vocabulary for kids. This will come in handy for you and your child(ren) for those early years of French learning.

All of these activity books are great to expand your child’s French knowledge in an easy and fun way. If you have any questions or need further recommendations don’t hesitate to reach out, we are always happy to help! Stay warm! 

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