Cajun Word Finding Activity

Dear Readers,

This post is for all of my south Louisiana friends. I created a word finding task for residents in the nursing home who speak Cajun French. This activity tests your knowledge of words related to the Cajun heritage. It’s also fun to play with your parents and grandparents.

I am interested in knowing who can guess them all correctly! My husband got 13… 

A – a spicy sausage used in Cajun cuisine

B – fried bread covered in powdered sugar

C – sly or sneaky

D –  French word for “to dance”

E – a craving

F – goosebumps

G – roux-based soup, usually containing meat and/or okra

H -embarrassed

I – “here”

J – French word for “beautiful”

K – an oval shaped cake that contains a baby

L – an embankment to keep a body of water from overflowing

M – corn smothered in tomatoes and onions

N – an old aunt or godmother

O – “That hurt!”

P – a small canoe

Q – “who?”

R – red

S – a spicy red sauce

T – “hard head”

U – number one

V – a large city

W – a sports chant

Y – contraction of “you all”

Z – traditional creole dance music


Find the answers here.


Bonne chance!

Brittany Stanford, M.A., CCC-SLP


“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.”

Psalm 139:17-18

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