Category: Outside-Nature

Printable posters in Spanish to celebrate spring with kids.

Printables posters and coloring pages can help create a text-rich environment in a classroom or at home. Research has shown that a text-rich environment is an essential component of early literacy. It is important for children to recognize print in their surroundings and understand that text carries meaning. This is especially important for children learning Spanish in the United States because most of the text they see in the community is in English. These printables are perfect for spring and…

Talk about this photograph of kids playing baseball to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like all the Learn Spanish with Pictures activities, are ordered to help children master the vocabulary and gain confidence with the language. Start with Describe the photo (1) and be sure to point to the objects in the picture as you talk about them. Use gestures, facial expressions and actions to help your child understand what the words mean. When your child…

This picture with hidden hearts can be used in lots of different ways to engage kids with Spanish. You can use it for speaking, listening or writing activities. Here are a few suggestions You will be able to think of other ideas for using this Spanish Valentine activity. Kids can: – Look for and count the hearts to practice numbers and the word el corazón. – Color the hearts to practice colors. – Look for and count the hearts to…

Talking about the continents with children learning Spanish lets you introduce or review geography vocabulary. In addition to the word continente and the names of the continents, you use words words like tierra, mar, océano, país, ciudad, costa, población, superficie, norte, sur, este and oeste. There are many online resources to make teaching the continents in Spanish easier. This song is an easy way to teach the pronunciation of the seven continents in Spanish. My students are always surprised to…

Kids Yoga Stories weave yoga poses into the narrative. These stories are available in English and Spanish, and the Spanish book Lucas en un Día en la Playa is a fun way to introduce children to the animals of Australia as they learn lots of beach-related vocabulary. It is available from Kids Yoga Stories and on Amazon. Lucas en un Día en la Playa is the story of a class trip to the beach. As the students in the story…

Do you talk about what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner? It is a tradition at our house to mention things for which we are feeling especially appreciative. It is a big group, but it is also a big meal, so everyone has time to chime it. If you have children learning Spanish, these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring sheets will keep them busy before the meal and will help them be ready with an answer. These pictures are an…

Talk about this photograph of two girls in a pumpkin patch to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like all the Learn Spanish with Pictures activities, are ordered to help children master the vocabulary and gain confidence with the language. Start with Describe the photo (1) and be sure to point to the objects in the picture as you talk about them. Use gestures, facial expressions and actions to help your child understand what the words mean…

This Spanish poem for kids is by Douglas Wright of Argentina. I love his poetry because it is direct, conversational, and relevant to the lives of children. Many of his poems are excellent for Spanish language learners because the vocabulary is simple, there is lots of repetition, and there is a significant cultural component in the descriptions of daily routines in Argentina. You can find more of his poetry on his blog El Jardín de Douglas. Bien tomados de la…

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