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Free online Spanish games teach basic structures and vocabulary to kids.

Calico Spanish is an wonderful elementary Spanish curriculum. In addition to their classroom and homeschool materials, they offer an excellent set of free online Spanish games and videos. These resources are a part of the Calico Spanish curriculum, but are accessible to everyone. Free Online Spanish Games The games created by Calico include matching, flashcards and concentration. The content of these free online Spanish games is perfect for any elementary student. Kids practice vocabulary like numbers, animals, emotions, colors, shapes…

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…

Active Spanish games and songs for language learners.

It is spring! The activities below get kids moving as they teach language about the season. These suggestions for active Spanish learning are part of the Easy Spanish-Easy Yoga series. You can find more information about the series at the end of the post. Songs with actions combine the power of music and movement. As they sing songs, kids learn vocabulary and structures. Actions reinforce the meaning of the words and help children learn at a deeper level. Try these…

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…

Spanish questions and answers to use with kids for games and activities.

Kids love quiz-type Spanish questions and answers. They are useful to have on hand in class or for games at home with kids learning Spanish. I refer to one game as Una Preguntita with students, and that is the name the questions sets have here on Spanish Playground. These Spanish questions and answers also help children learn language skills. With these questions, kids practice: – identifying words they know in different contexts – recognizing word families – recognizing cognates –…

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…

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…

Hands-on Spanish games using stick bombs teach children vocabulary.

I’m always looking for hands-on Spanish games. The more kids physically interact with words by moving them and ordering them, the more likely they are to remember them. Hands-on Spanish games also keep my most active students engaged and having fun. Recently FrugalFun4Boys.com had a post about making stick bombs with wooden craft (Popsicle) sticks. I use wooden craft sticks for all kinds of word and sentence activities, so I thought that Spanish games using stick bombs would be a…

Spanish questions for kids to use in games and activities with language learners.

Let’s start 2015 with a new set of Spanish questions to use with language learners. I use these questions for all kinds of games and activities, and kids have lots of fun with  them. They are perfect for quiz games, playing board games, or filling a few minutes while you are waiting in line or at the end of class. With these Spanish questions, kids practice – identifying words they know in different contexts – recognizing word families – recognizing…

Top Spanish activities for kids in 2014 from Spanish Playground.

In 2014, readers viewed almost 2 million pages (1,966,896 page views from Jan 1- Dec 30) on Spanish Playground. Which Spanish activities were viewed most often? You can find them listed below. Of course, what was most popular has a lot to do with Google search results, but it also tells me that teachers and parents continue to look for easy-to-use, communicative Spanish activities. You are also looking for more sources with ideas to engage kids with language in creative…

Five spanish gifts for kids.

This time of year lots of parents are asking me about fun Spanish gifts for their kids. Language learning products are often expensive, so if you are buying for the holidays and can find Spanish gifts that your child will like, it works out well. Here are a few fun items to get you started. They appeal to a variety of ages and levels. Spot It: Basic Spanish If you would like one of your Spanish gifts to be a…

Spanish Thanksgiving activities that include nature vocabulary.

It is easy to tie almost any vocabulary into Thanksgiving activities. After all, we are thankful for family, food, community helpers, our bodies, and many other things that children learn the words for in Spanish. These Spanish Thanksgiving activities teach children vocabulary related to the natural world. Coloring Pages These new coloring pages are good Spanish Thanksgiving activities for language learners. The pages Doy gracias por la naturaleza, Doy gracias por los insectos, and Doy gracias por los animales salvajes…

Thanksgiving activities for kids teach gratitude and why it is important.

Journey to the Gratitude Garden or Viaje al jardín de la gratitud is without a doubt one of the best Thanksgiving activities for kids that I have seen. Leanna at All Done Monkey created this activity and has generously agreed to let me share it here for Spanish learners. Please refer to Journey to the Gratitude Garden: Activity for Thanksgiving on her blog for a description of how to do this wonderful activity. El viaje al jardín de la gratitud…

Spanish learning games for kids in middle school.

Recently a reader asked about adapting Spanish learning games, specifically a dice game, for middle school. The game she asked about involves rolling dice and coloring a picture. The question is a really good one because many of us work to adapt Spanish learning games and activities to different levels and settings. I usually answer questions in the comments or email, but I thought I would share my ideas here. I would love to hear from you too! This is…

Spanish game Bananagrams is great for kids learning Spanish.

Bananagrams in Spanish is great for native speakers, but there are also fun variations that you can play with language learners of any level.  Below you will find a few of the ways you can use this fun Spanish game with kids learning the language. Bananagrams has provided two games to give away to two Spanish Playground readers. This is the Spanish game, of course! Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. Ways to use this Spanish game with language…