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Activity: Les Nombres 1- 30

Pupils play a game of mouchoir – handkerchief game. In pairs, they are given a French number between 1 and 30 and must run to grab the handkerchief when the teacher calls their number.


  1. Pupils are put into 2 teams who must stand facing one another.
  2. Each pair of facing students are given a number in French between 1-30.
  3. The teacher stands in the middle, holding a handkerchief (mouchoir) and calls a number.
  4. Pupils must race to the teacher and grab the handkerchief first, winning a point for their team.

    Key Facts

  • MFL
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • French Speaking and Listening
  • French Vocabulary
  • Non-orienteering resources
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