These me gusta activities use food vocabulary in communicative interactions for Spanish learners.

We use the verb gustar and food words together all the time, so it makes sense to learn them together. I made a PowerPoint and a printable mini-book for students to practice me gusta, no me gusta, and 12 Spanish food words. These me gusta activities with food vocabulary also teach geography and culture because the fruits and vegetables all…

You can use these Spanish preschool activities to teach basic vocabulary.

Teaching preschool Spanish is wonderful! Preschoolers are active, curious little people ready to play and learn. However, many teachers contact me with questions about how to teach this age group. It can be hard to know where to start, so I’m sharing some of my favorite Spanish preschool activities.

These Spanish feelings songs teach kids important words related to emotions and moods.

It’s important to teach children to talk about their emotions in any language they are learning. These Spanish feelings songs are a fun and easy way for children to learn that new and necessary vocabulary.

Spanish vocabulary graphic organizers help students connect ideas and use words in context.

Graphic organizers help students see connections. For language learners, they also provide important support as they build sentences. Spanish vocabulary graphic organizers pull together words related to a theme, so that students can express their ideas.

A selection of Monarch butterfly activities including a printable minibook in Spanish and English.

The Monarch butterfly life cycle and the migration to Mexico make excellent themes for Spanish learning. Talking about Monarchs, kids learn culture, geography, science and lots of language. Here are a few of my favorite Monarch butterfly activities.

This Spanish question game can be adapted for all levels and topics.

When I am working in Latin America, I keep my eyes open for authentic games I can use in my classroom. A group of students in Nicaragua recently introduced me to a Spanish question game called El Repollo.