Spanish games and apps for children learning language.

1. This game gives the English and Spanish word for each animal.  Simply chose an animal and say the word in Spanish, then click on it to see if you are right.  Repeat the word after you hear it to practice your pronunciation. The game takes a little while to load, but then it works really well.

Seleccione un animal – Choose an animal

2. In this free online Spanish game, kids match pictures of animals to their names. It is on the website Interpeques, and the site has other activities that are appropriate for Spanish language learners, too. This game is for children who can read the words in Spanish; there is no audio. The game is divided into two parts, or bloques, with five groups in each. In most of the groups, there are 10 animals to match to their names.

Kids practice Spanish animal words with this game. Although the vocabulary is not used in context, it is represented by images, so there is no translation. The pictures are small, but most are very clear. Groups 9 and 10 do have bigger pictures of just a few animals. The words in the groups repeat to some extent and quite a few of the names of less familiar animals are cognates.

When children are done matching the pictures in a group, they can click comprobar. The game will give the percentage correct and reset the images that are in the wrong place to be
matched again.

Animal Vocabulary Game from Interpeques

These are the animals that children match in each group.

Bloque 1
Grupo 1
águila – eagle
araña – spider
ardilla – squirrel
avispa – wasp
burro – donkey
camello – camel
cangrejo – crab
caracol – snail
cerdo – pig
cisne – swan

Grupo 2
jaguar – jaguar
lagarto – lizard
león – lion
leopardo – leopard
lince – lynx
loro – parrot
mariposa – butterfly
mariquita – ladybug
mono – monkey
mosca – fly

Grupo 3
pájaro – bird
panda – panda
pantera – panther
pato – duck
elefante – elefante
gato – cat
jaguar – jaguar
león – lion
mariposa – bird
mariquita – ladybug

Grupo 4
pelícano – pelican
perro – dog
pez – fish
pez espada – sword fish
pingüino – penguin
puma – cougar, puma
rana – frog
salamandra – salamander
serpiente – snake
tiburón – shark

Grupo 5
elefante – elephant
mariposa – butterfly
mariquita – ladybug
mosca – fly
pato – duck
perro – dog
pez – fish
pingüino – penguin
rana – frog
tiburón – shark

Bloque 2
Grupo 6
mariposa – butterfly
mariquita – ladybug
pato – duck
perro – dog
pez – fish
pingüino – penguin
tigre – tiger
tortuga – turtle
tucán – toucan
insecto – insect

Grupo 7
mariposa – butterfly
mariquita – ladybug
pato – duck
perro – dog
pez – fish
tigre – tiger
águila – eagle
ardilla – squirrel
gorila – gorilla
camello – camel

Grupo 8
avestruz – ostrich
cocodrilo – crocodile
dromedario – dromedary
hipopótamo – hippopotamus

Grupo 9
jirafa – giraffe
vaca – cow
oso – bear
lechuza – owl

Grupo 10
cocodrilo – crocodile
conejo – rabbit
delfines – dolphins
dragón – dragon
elefante – elephant
flamingo – flamingo
gallo – rooster
gato – cat
gorila – gorilla
hormiga – ant

Two books to practice animals in Spanish
Animal sounds - a video to listen for animals in Spanish

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