Make a Galette des Rois

Celebrate the Epiphany French style and learn how to make a Galette des Rois! This short learn French video teaches you and your childen how!

This video is a great way to introduce your learners (at home or in school!) on how to make a French Galette des Rois!

What is it?

Une galette des rois is a cake which is traditionally made and eaten on the Epiphany (6th January) in France. The name Galettes des Rois translates ask King’s Cake –  Galette = type of cake and Rois = kings.   The 6th January, or l’Épiphanie, is also known as La fête des rois = the festival of the Kings.  This is, of course, because this date is celebrated as the date that the kings visited the newly born, baby Jesus.

How does the video work?

This video is designed to be used to support with learning French language and culture.  The video is entirely in French however, it is written in such a way as to support easy understanding of the language.   We have used lots of cognates (words which are similar in French and in English) and have repeated key verbs and nouns throughout.  You’ll also find a full transcript of the video in both French and English, in case you need any extra help!

You can either watch the video to learn about how to make a Galette des Rois or you can use it along with our other resources such as our Galette des Rois downloadable menu. Why not make your own version with your learners?

Ps. If you’re looking for a nut-free version, you can replace the ground almonds with semolina and a little extra sugar instead.   La fève can also be a bit of a worry in case of a choke-hazard.   If you’re concerned about this, you can use a piece of dried fruit like an apricot or a slice of banana.

Who is it for?

This video is perfect for both primary and secondary learners.  Don’t worry about the level of language as it’s good for children to just try and work things out.  Working across languages in this way is a great way for them to develop their literacy skills in both English and French!

Why not check out our other Galette des Rois Lingobox resources?   You’ll also find loads of fantastic French activities on our Youtube channel and our website.