Category Archives: Song of the Week (French)


Don’t giggle! This traditional French folksong is a fun musical game that begins with two kids holding each other’s goatees and staring at each other. The first one to laugh loses. Laughter is infectious as the players hold different parts of each other’s faces while trying to coax their partner into a smile or giggle. […]


This beloved traditional French folksong gives children a perfect opportunity to dress up and take part in the action, whether as a cook, carpenter, singer, police officer, conductor, musician, gentleman, lady, or child. The diverse members of the community all dance together on the famous bridge of Avignon teaching the French words for different jobs. […]


Here comes the wolf! In this traditional French song and game, kids are going for a walk in the woods, but they have to be careful. If The Wolf is in the woods, he’ll eat them. So, kids cautiously take turns asking The Wolf what he’s doing to make sure they’ll be safe.   As long […]


A trip to the supermarket feels like a parade in “AU SUPERMARCHÉ”! This lively, New Orleans-style song, composed by Didier Prossaird, teaches French vocabulary for different types of food. The song is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song “AU SUPERMARCHÉ” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. AU SUPERMARCHÉ (At the Supermarket) ©2018 Didier Prossaird Tous droits réservés […]


Kids will love hearing this familiar folksong about a farmer and his dog with a French twist.   The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA — French Learning Songs. Song “BINGO” from the Whistlefritz CD CHA, CHA, CHA. BINGO Traditional music. Arranged by Jorge Anaya. ©2010 Whistlefritz LLC. All rights reserved. Musique traditionelle. Arrangements de […]


Dancing along to this lively samba is a fun and engaging way to teach children the vowels in French.   The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA — French Learning Songs. LES VOYELLES (The Vowels) ©2010 Jorge Anaya. All rights reserved. Tous droits réservés. Dans l’alphabet, il y a cinq voyelles Cinq voyelles, il […]


“LES JOURS DE LA SEMAINE” is a fun, action-oriented song that teaches the days of the week in French. The song begins on Monday with children putting their hands up in the air. On Tuesday, they hop on one foot, then put their hands in the air. And so on and so forth, as each […]


It’s raining. It’s pouring! How is everyone in the family reacting to the prospect of rain? French singer and composer, Emilie Moskal, has taken the first verse of this traditional French children’s song and created an entirely new, whimsical, and funny narrative detailing how the different members of the family vary in their reactions to […]


In this fun and interactive traditional French children’s song, kids make different motions with their hands and arms. They clap their hands; they spin them like a windwill; they move them like a fish; they fly like a bird. The motions start out slowly, but get faster and faster until they are comically quick. The […]


Kids affectionately call this song the “Cha, cha, cha Song”. In addition to teaching kids about the style of music known as “cha cha”, this song teaches French numbers from 1 to 100. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA – French Learning Songs. Song “LES NOMBRES” from the Whistlefritz CD CHA, CHA, CHA. […]