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Teaching kindness and kind language is important for kids learning Spanish.

At Spanish Playground we are working with Kids Yoga Stories to create activities to teach children Spanish and yoga through basic concepts. We want to give you simple activities, both for Spanish and yoga, that you can work into a busy schedule. We will bring you these activities in a series of monthly posts: Easy Spanish-Easy Yoga. In addition to yoga, I’ll mention other language activities you can use with Spanish learners related to the theme of the month. This…

Four printable Spanish logic puzzles for kids.

Logic puzzles for kids are excellent reading practice in Spanish. They often include information to establish a context, almost like a little story. You can also make several logic puzzles for kids that relate to a theme as a way to work with specific vocabulary. Logic puzzles for kids require them to use the process of elimination to figure out the answer. Of course, you have to show them how to use the grid, and teach them the “rules” of…

Activities for telling the Christmas story in Spanish with kids.

It’s Friday and time for the Friday Five. These five easy-to-do activities center around telling the Christmas story in Spanish. Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church has a strong presence in Spanish-speaking countries, and many traditions center around religious holidays. Through Christmas traditions, children learning Spanish learn language, history, and the values and views that influence Spanish-speaking societies. Talking about the Christmas story in Spanish is an excellent way of exposing children to the language. Activities to talk…

Life lessons learned from Spanish grammar.

Languages shape our perceptions. Usually I understand that concept in terms of subtleties of meaning or interaction. Recently though, inspired by the hundreds of lists of life lessons I have seen, I considered what wisdom we can take away from the structure of Spanish itself. I believe these ten life lessons can be learned from examining Spanish grammar. As educators and language professionals, we can easily identify the structures that inspire each of the life lessons below. Can your young…

Activities for talking about a snowman in Spanish.

It’s Friday and time for the Friday Five, five low-prep activities to do with kids learning Spanish. This week, all the activities all have to do snowmen. Use these stories, videos and activities to talk about making a snowman in Spanish. 1. Spanish Together has two videos about snowmen for beginning learners. The first teaches the parts of a snowman in Spanish: Un muñeco de nieve. The second is a song called Un muñeco de nieve that teaches grande and…

Preschool Spanish students color these cup covers as a language activity.

I use paper cups for all kinds of activities in preschool Spanish. We count into cups and use them for sorting. We hide things under them and stack them into pyramids. I also use cups to hold sets of small picture cards as we work with vocabulary. Of course, they are great for snacks, too. I made a Me llamo cup cover as an easy way for kids in kindergarten and preschool Spanish to put their names on cups. They…

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