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Easy Spanish stories introduce children to spring vocabulary.

Spring is on its way! These two easy Spanish stories, in different formats, make it easy to talk about spring with children learning Spanish. ¡Es primavera! – An Online Story ¡Es primavera! introduces young Spanish learners to spring vocabulary in the context of full sentences. It is an online ebook and can also be downloaded as a PDF. The book has a simple pattern using the verb veo and photos that make it easy for kids to understand the Spanish…

Spanish stories online created by Imactiva with a variety of reading activities.

Imactiva is an education technology company that works with the Chilean government, publishers and companies to develop education software. They have created wonderful resources for native speakers and many are valuable for Spanish language learners. One of their educational tools includes an excellent collection of Spanish stories online and follow-up activities for each story. Bartolo is a digital resource to promote literacy. Along with other features, Bartolo has six Spanish stories online. The stories have illustrations, excellent audio, and a variety…

Spanish vocabulary listening and speaking practice.

On the website created by LanguageGuide.org, users move the mouse over an image to hear vocabulary pronounced. The images and sound files are arranged by category. The categories include numbers, body parts, animals, house words and more. There are many languages available, and for Spanish you can choose vocabulary from Mexico or Spain. You can use this site to practice Spanish vocabulary with kids in many different ways. Visit LanguageGuide.org and click on Spanish vocabulary from Mexico or Spanish vocabulary…

Online Spanish stories for pre-readers, Spanish learners and children with special needs.

Aprendices Visuales creates online Spanish stories supported by pictograms. In the description of the project, the creators explain that the goal is to provide children with special needs, pre-readers, and others with stories that have additional visual support. This is an excellent resource for language learners. Aprendices Visuales has two collections of stories: Aprende and Disfruta. There are 15 stories in the collection titled Aprende. These online Spanish stories use lots of basic vocabulary. Some center around places: el parque…

Spanish materials for keeping kids engaged over the weekend.

It is Friday, and that means time for five easy-to-do Spanish activities for kids. They are the Friday Five – songs, videos, games and printable materials to keep kids learning Spanish over the weekend or anytime. You can find the rest of the series with other easy Spanish materials here: The Friday Five. Play this online game to practice house vocabulary. Listen to what the girl says and then go to the right room. Spanish materials like this are high-interest…

Speak Spanish with kids with these 5 activities.

It’s Friday and time to speak Spanish with kids using the Friday Five. These activities do not take much work to prepare and teach basic vocabulary that all kids learning Spanish should know. For children who speak Spanish at a higher level, they serve as a review of common words and structures. Use them to speak Spanish with your kids this weekend or any time you want a short, easy-to-prep activity for Spanish learners. 1. Learn this simple finger play:…

Resources for learning about the planets in Spanish

Learning about the planets in Spanish, kids draw on information they already know. They learn the basic facts of the solar system in the early grades. When children learn this information again in Spanish, they understand and absorb key vocabulary.  There are many Spanish language materials about the planets to use with school age children. Like English materials, the older activities include Pluto as one of the planets and the new newer ones do not. Learning about the Planets in…

Five no-prep Spanish activities for kids.

It’s time for the Friday Five! These no-prep Spanish activities are easy to do with kids. They can all be used with beginners or adapted for children who speak more Spanish. Of course, even more advanced learners need repetition and review, and they can have fun with these no-prep activities. 1. Talk about this summertime photo of a little girl and her dog using the description and questions that follow. This no-prep Spanish speaking activity spans levels and ages. 2…

Five quick Spanish activities for fun with kids.

It’s time for the Friday Five! Use these activities for quick Spanish fun this weekend or come back to them whenever you need inspiration. They do not require much preparation, if any, and can be done in a short time. If you want more practice, try two or three of these quick Spanish ideas. 1. Learn Spanish vegetable vocabulary making patterns with this online game from PBSKids. The instructions are fast, but the vegetable words are repeated often. Just drag…

A list of the best websites for kids learning Spanish.

Websites can be a useful way to give kids more exposure to Spanish and help them stay in contact with the language during the summer. After a long day at the pool or the park, an online game can be a good way to rest and get out the sun for a little while. These free websites for kids have Spanish activities of different types and at a variety of levels. Most of these websites for kids are designed for…

Fun spanish activites including songs, online games and printables..

Here are this week’s Friday Five – five fun Spanish activities to do with kids. These are low-prep ways to speak Spanish with children. Just a few minutes over the weekend (or during next week) will keep them learning Spanish. 1. Listen and read about trees in Spanish on the website Hablando de Árboles con Dr. Árbol. If you click on the Básico tab you can learn about the different parts of the tree. There are also tabs for learning…

online spanish vocabulary

Carrera de globos is a new online Spanish vocabulary game for learning key words in four categories. Players advance in a hot-air balloon race by answering questions correctly. They can practice wild animals, professions, body parts and bugs with this activity from OnlineFreeSpanish. See the end of this post for ideas on how to use the free printable coloring pages on OnlineFreeSpanish to do activities using the game vocabulary in complete sentences. Online Spanish Vocabulary Game: Carrera de globos This…

sand writing

This online tool has the fun effect of writing in the sand. Of course, you can do the same activity with real sand or salt. Do both to double the Spanish play! This is an easy way to make writing Spanish words or drawing simple pictures more entertaining. In the online activity, kids are using the mouse or touchpad, so writing long sentences is harder. It is also not easy to write long sentences in real sand or salt. Try…

no-prep spanish activities

I’m still in Nicaragua doing workshops, so this post is going to be really short. As a part of one of our workshops, the boys in the picture played a math game to practice addition. It is one of the suggestions for this week’s Friday Five.  These no-prep Spanish activities are an easy way to keep kids engaged with the language. 1. Play a board game to practice addition. Make a game board with 100 squares on a sheet of…

Five Spanish vocabulary activities that can be adpated for learners of different levels.

Here are this week’s Friday Five. They are five easy Spanish activities to do with kids learning Spanish. Talk about the Spanish vocabulary as you do the activity. You can adapt the activities for learners of different levels by using the words in simple sentences or sentences that are more complex. 1. Print these association cards and match the related Spanish vocabulary items. You can say El ratón va con el queso. La gallina va con los huevos. Kids with…