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Poem in Your Pocket Day is a perfect occasion for kids to share Spanish poems.

This year, we celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30. It is part of National Poetry Month and encourages us all to share poems. The idea is that you carry the poem in your pocket and read it to the people you meet during the day. Read more about Poem in Your Pocket Day on Poets.org. The annual event is a wonderful language learning opportunity. Here are ten reasons why language learners should participate by reading a poem…

Short Spanish poems by Douglas Wright about spring.

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with these short Spanish poems about spring. They are by Douglas Wright, a well-known artist, poet and author from Argentina. He generously shares his work on his blog El jardín de Douglas and gives me permission to share it on Spanish Playground. Douglas Wright illustrates his work. Kids love the drawings, and the art helps them understand the short Spanish poems. Click through on the title of these poem to see the illustrations on…

Spanish sequencing cards for the Itsy Bitsy Spider to use with language learners.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a wonderful fingerplay to do with language learners. You can do lots of fun related activities to add more language. In Spanish, the rhyme is known as La araña pequeñita, La itzi bitzi araña, Winsy, winsy araña or Wichi, wichi araña. With these printable Spanish sequencing cards you can get more language learning out of the rhyme. The link to the printable is at the end of the post. Like most traditional rhymes, the words…

Free Spanish activity book from the EPA helps children learn to protect the planet.

Earth Day, El día de la Tierra, is April 22. Children will be hearing and thinking about how to care for the planet. What they know about protecting the Earth in English will help them understand and learn the same concepts in Spanish. Try activities from this free Spanish activity book with language learners. Free Spanish Activity Book from the EPA – 12-page activity book on conserving resources – Games are simple and very focused. – Page can be used…

Activities for celebrating Earth Day in Spanish.

Earth Day in Spanish is Día de la Tierra. It is celebrated all over the world on April 22. Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of our impact on the Earth and share the beauty of this amazing planet with kids. Spanish activities that deal with protecting the Earth include lots of verbs and natural world vocabulary. Below you will find activities for talking about the planet with Spanish learners at a variety of levels. You can…

Poems in Spanish and activities for sharing them with children.

April is National Poetry Month. Poems in Spanish are a wonderful way for children to hear the rhythm and sounds of the language. Spanish language learners can read and listen to poems and with support they can also write their own. Here are a few ways to share poetry in Spanish with children during National Poetry Month. 17 Ideas for Sharing Poems in Spanish 1. Watch videos of animated poems in Spanish or children reciting poems on YouTube by searching…

Spanish cup covers for spring |Spanish Playground

Printable Spanish cup covers are an easy way to get more language into your daily routine or a special event. Below you will find Spanish cup covers with words and pictures related to spring. I use paper cups for all kinds of activities with kids learning 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…

Spanish conversation questions to use with kids at Easter.

Enjoying the company of friends and family is the best part of a holiday. If you are celebrating Easter or having another gathering this spring, you can add fun to the occasion with simple Spanish conversation questions. You will find a printable set of questions below. These Spanish conversation questions are at all different levels. I made them with an Easter gathering in mind; to be put into plastic eggs and added to an Easter table setting, an egg hunt…

Play these Spanish matching games with plastic eggs.

Plastic eggs are an easy, hands-on way to play Spanish matching games. You can make the activities more effective by using the inside of the egg too. Put a picture or object in the egg to reinforce the language written on the outside. Spanish Matching Games 1. Match initial letter sounds to pictures of objects. Here is a printable of alphabet picture cards with pictures for each letter. You can cut out the pictures and tape them to one half…

A printable Spanish vocabulary game where kids identify what is missing from a set.

This printable Spanish vocabulary game involves identifying which object is missing from a set. It is easy to make for any vocabulary you can represent with pictures. I have included an example to download at the end of the post with animal, food and natural world vocabulary. This activity is similar to the memory game where kids see a group of objects for a short time and then try to identify which one has been removed. As a language activity…

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…

A Spanish workbook for early readers.

This free Spanish workbook has exercises for children learning to read. It can be a useful supplement for early readers. It can also be used by older Spanish learners for vocabulary and reading practice. It is written by Manfran Pacheco of Chetumal, Mexico and is available to download and print free on Issuu. This Spanish workbook has typical lectoescritura activities, meaning exercises for learning to read and write. These activities also teach vocabulary to Spanish language learners because they are…

Kids practice Spanish vowels and vocabulary with a printable activity and video.

With this printable activity, kids practice vocabulary and the Spanish vowels. The words on the printable are introduced in the free video Los juguetes del mercado and used in the Spanish Playground toy app for iphone and ipad. Watching the video and playing with the app, kids hear the words pronounced correctly. The video and app are a good way to prepare to do the printable activity. The video and app also teach the verb form veo which is used…

Pattern games for kids learning Spanish.

Sequences, or patterns, of objects or shapes are a simple, fun task that can be done on paper or with physical items kids can manipulate. If you create a context for pattern games, they are also an opportunity to use verbs and vocabulary in sentences and in situations that make sense. Of course, just talking about a pattern and what comes next can also be an effective way to work with vocabulary and introduce language used to talk about sequences…

Spanish Valentine activities that are easy to prepare and fun for kids.

This week many classes and families are celebrating Valentine’s Day. You’ll find a variety of Valentine’s activities on Spanish Playground already, but here are eight new Spanish Valentine activities to keep kids engaged with language as they think about friendship and love. Bubble Letter Poster Kids can color the bubble letters in these Valentine words and phrases. You can also download similar posters in color. Take a look at the other versions and ideas for using posters with language learners…