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French Tree Parts Song

tree arbre

My content-based kindergarten language learning continues with a little French lesson about trees.  The song is to the tune of “Ten Little Indians” and it’s meant to be acted out with gestures/TPR:

Chorus:

Racines, tronc, branches, feuilles

Racines, tronc, branches, feuilles

Racines, tronc, branches, feuilles

Voici un bel arbre!

 

Roots, trunk, branches, leaves,

Roots, trunk, branches, leaves,

Roots, trunk, branches, leaves,

Here’s a nice tree!

(Sounds much better in French!)

 

Verse 1:

Racines, racines, sous la terre

Racines, racines, sous la terre

Racines, racines, sous la terre

Voici un bel arbre!

(Roots, roots, under the ground)

 

*Chorus*


Verse 2:

Tronc, tronc, fort et solide

Tronc, tronc, fort et solide

Tronc, tronc, fort et solide

Voici un bel arbre!

(Trunk, trunk, strong and solid)

 

*Chorus*

 

Verse 3:

Branches, branches, elles s’allongent

Branches, branches, elles s’allongent

Branches, branches, elles s’allongent

Voici un bel arbre!

(Branches, branches, they stretch out)

 

*Chorus*

 

Verse 4:

Feuilles, feuilles, vertes et jolies

Feuilles, feuilles, vertes et jolies

Feuilles, feuilles, vertes et jolies

Voici un bel arbre!

(Leaves, leaves, green and pretty)

 

*Chorus*

 

I think I might turn kids into human trees this week!  I’ll plaster them with labels, roots, sticks, and leaves.  They’ll probably love it.  I’ll let you know how the lesson goes once I’ve got it all figured out.

Edited to add:  Tried making a video to give you a better idea of the song.  I’m still new at this, so forgive the “choppiness” & my range of keys!  




Photo Credit:  by michu633 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1181563

 
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2 Responses

  1. Heather Barton

    Great song! I will use it for my 2nd graders during their unit on soil. Merci beaucoup!

  2. Diane

    So glad you can use it! Merci :-)

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