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spanish song for kids elefante 2

Children all over the world sing about elephants swinging on a spider’s web, and keep singing and singing as they add more elephants. Un elefante se balanceaba is one of the best known Spanish songs for kids. It is a counting song with a rhythm and rhyme that help children learn the words. With each verse, children add another elephant to the web. Like most traditional children’s songs, there are several variations of Un elefante se balanceaba. For example, you…

Spanish Christmas carols estrella

These gift boxes have lines from villancicos, traditional Christmas carols in Spanish. The pictures on the boxes represent the words. These little boxes are perfect for gifts of Christmas cookies or candy, or just to hold little treasures. If your children know the carols, the lyrics on the boxes will remind them of the melodies and they will hear the songs in their head. If they are not familiar with the songs, making the boxes is the perfect way to…

spanish christmas coloring pinata 300

Last week I shared two color-by-number sheets that work well for talking about Christmas in Spanish-speaking countries. They are culturally relevant, and also make it easy to use vocabulary related to Christmas traditions. See the first Spanish Christmas color-by-number pages. I have two more color-by-number drawings in Spanish that feature different drawings of a piñata and a pesebre or nacimiento. They are great for talking about colors, numbers and Christmas words. La piñata The piñata in the picture is the…

spanish winter vocabulary

Monarca Language has generously provided Spanish Playground with these Spanish winter vocabulary activities. If you have kids learning Spanish, these activities provide an excellent way to practice winter clothes words and common verbs. Be sure to check out other Monarca Language materials and try their one-month free trial The drawings on these activity sheets make it easy to talk about winter vocabulary in Spanish. Be sure to introduce the vocabulary first so that kids understand the words. The clothes words…

color by number

These Christmas color-by-number pages in Spanish teach colors, numbers and Christmas vocabulary. They are an excellent opportunity to talk to children about piñatas, el nacimiento and other Christmas traditions in Spanish-speaking countries. La piñata The piñata in the picture is the traditional seven-pointed star that is broken during the posadas. Read more about the symbolism of the piñata. This is the traditional song sung while you try to break the piñata. There are slightly different versions of the words, but…

spanish printables winter

I made two printables to use with a listening activity I do with pictures of snowmen. These activities involve matching words to pictures and ordering syllables to form the same words. The same vocabulary is used in the listening activity, where kids find the snowman that is being described.  See and download the printable snowman listening activity and the script. The script can also be adapted as a reading activity. This is the vocabulary in the matching and syllable activities:…

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