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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…

Spanish vocabulary games for kids using drawings of stick figures.

Stick figures can be used for lots of Spanish vocabulary games. For example, in the printable I have included, kids read a short description and then add the details to the drawing. It is a simple, quick way to review vocabulary, and it is fun to compare drawings. You can download the printable using the link below. Of course, you don’t need a printable do Spanish vocabulary games with stick figures. There are many variations you can do drawing as…

Five Spanish activities for elementary students that require no preparation.

It’s Friday and time for the Friday Five! These five Spanish activities for elementary students will help you speak the language with kids. The activities be done in a short time during a busy weekend, or you can expand on the content and develop them into complete lessons. These Spanish activities for elementary students take little or no preparation. The Friday Five engage kids with Spanish in different ways, and are not much work for parents and teachers. Choose an…

Spanish word games for kids using Bananagrams.

My kids grew up playing all kinds of Spanish word games. One of my favorites was definitely Bananagrams. It was the first game we took to play with my son-in-law’s family in Peru, and we still have a wonderful time playing when we spend Christmas there. Read more about Bananagrams. The physical game itself, the set of tiles with letters, is one of the most versatile Spanish word games I own. These are a few of the reasons I love…

Five fun activities help kids speak Spanish.

Use these easy activities to help kids speak Spanish. With these low-prep activities, kids speak Spanish as they play online games, tag, practice emotions and talk about the days of the week. 1. Listen to this classic children’s song, Los Pollitos, and sing along. 2. Make faces on balloons to show different emotions. The balloons in the photo are for practicing estoy contento/a, estoy triste, estoy asustado/a, estoy sorprendido/a. Toss the balloons in the air and bat them around. Then…

Easy Spanish activities for kids at a variety of levels.

It’s time for the Friday Five. Use these easy Spanish activities to keep kids engaged with the language over the weekend or during the week ahead.  The activities do not require any preparation and cover a variety of levels. For beginners, try 1 and 3. For kids with more Spanish, try 2 and 4. Activity 5 can be adjusted to different levels based on the vocabulary you choose. 1. This easy Spanish video about means of transportation is perfect 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…