Saturday, March 5, 2011

Car Races for Baby Escargots

Another fun activity to use with students participating in the adopt an escargot project is escargot car racing.  I brought in a bucket of old matchbox cars and let my students choose one.  They strapped their babies to the cars with rubber bands, and then we went to our gymnasium and raced the cars to see which one would go the furthest.

It's so nice to see everyone smiling & speaking French at the same time! (well, everyone except for the one monsieur there who likes to give me a hard time whenever I take photos :)

And the race begins!

Final race between the two cars that went the furthest.

And the winner is...Manon Corbier...the dear baby escargot of the student pictured here!  Manon won a pink teddy bear as a prize. 

This activity took about 10 minutes to complete.  You can see from the photos that the students were having a great time cheering their escargots on (in French, of course).  The possibilites for getting students to speak, read & write in another language with this project are truly endless!  I encourage you to consider it. 



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