How to make a model of the Eiffel Tower

Free French activity for kids:

Make a model of the Eiffel Tower out of a box of French cheese

An authentic French resource …
Buy a box of camembert, the most well-known of all French cheeses except Brie perhaps.  Only the empty box is needed for this resource.
Don’t just buy it, taste it – with some baguette!  It has a strong smell, especially when it is very ripe, but it is delicious.  Camembert comes from Normandy.  Where is that in France?  Look it up!  It’s just across the English Channel.

A Green Mouse French activity

Make a model of the Eiffel Tower using a piece of cardboard as the base, lollipop sticks, toothpicks, glue, an elastic band, and your empty box of camembert.
Is there an obvious place to put the box?  Where would you put it?
Follow the questions on this French/English video clip for beginners and make your own model:

KS2 French activity + listening practice:


Note: The hardest part is pushing the sticks through the empty box.  Have sticky tape to hand if things start to go wrong – Very helpful if you are short of time!

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