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Savez-vous planter les choux?
Traditional French Song 
Adapted by Denise Gagné Williamson


The song and lessons are available on Teaching French through Songs & Games.

Vocabulary for Body Parts in French
La tête 
Les yeux 
Le nez 
La bouche 
Les dents 
La langue
Les oreilles 
Les cheveux
Les épaules 
Le cou
head
eyes
nose
mouth
teeth
tongue
ears
hair
shoulders
neck
Le dos 
Les bras 
Les mains 
Les doigts 
Les hanches 
Les jambes 
Les genoux 
Les pieds 
Les orteils
back
arms
hands
fingers
hips
legs
knees
feet
toes

 

Refrain: 
Savez-vous planter les choux, à la mode, à la mode,
Savez-vous planter les choux, à la mode de chez nous?

Verse: 
On les plante avec les mains, à la mode, à la mode.
On les plante avec les mains, à la mode de chez nous!

 

Teaching Tips from Denise Gagné Williamson:
     For each successive verse, the highlighted word is replaced by the name of a different body part. I usually have the students make the suggestions, as long as they say the word in French. (With early Kindergarten or Grade One, I may allow them to make the suggestion in English, and then repeat it for them in French, asking them to also repeat it after me. However, by the fifth or sixth time we've done the song, I would insist that they say the word in French.) 
     Depending on your level of comfort with movement, and the age of the student, the singers could indicate the body part named using their hands only, for instance by tapping their head in beat while singing “on les plante avec la tête,” etc. For those braver souls, and for younger students, I suggest using the named body part to tap on the floor directly. In this instance, of course, in order to tap one's head, it would mean being somewhat upside down!

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