Tag: el dia de la tierra

This printable activity consists of a short Spanish reading, photos and questions. The topic is el Día del Peatón, an excellent subject for Earth Day or any day. El Día de la Tierra, Earth Day, is April 22nd this year. The city of Cochabamba, Bolivia has observed el Día del Peatón, or Pedestrian Day, for 13 years. Three times a year the city is closed to all motor vehicles and people take to the streets on foot and bikes. The…

This activity is based on a photo of recycling containers in Concepción, Paraguay. It teaches important vocabulary and also helps children understand that concern for the environment is global. Recycling containers may look different in different parts of the world, but children can see they serve the purpose. There is a short description and a simple activity following the photo. The activity is also available to download as a PDF and print. The link is at the end of the…

Earth Day is April 22nd, and these Spanish phrases remind us of ways we can take care of the planet. They can be written or printed on the reverse side of anything you no longer need – homework, letters from school, junk mail, envelopes or cardboard from cereal boxes. You can use them as reminders to hang around the house, bookmarks to share with a friend or with pictures in a collage to brighten up a room. The printable of…

World Water Day, coordinated by the United Nations, is March 22, 2013. Earth Day is April 22. If you are talking about water with kids on these special days, or any day, you might want to use this wonderful graphic. The U. S. Geological Survey and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have teamed up to create a diagram of the water cycle in Spanish for children in elementary and middle school. You will find a link…

Since the time I wrote this post, Northumberland Grid for Learning has begun to charge users who are not in Northunberland for the materials. You can find the information on a subscription here: Northumberland Grid for Learning. I will leave these descriptions, but remove the links because they no longer take you to the materials. These seasonal activities are part of the Northumberland Grid for Learning from Northumberland, England. There are a variety of materials in Spanish, French and German…

This is a very short, fun Spanish-language video from Discovery Kids about keeping water clean. It’s perfect for El día de la tierra, Earth Day.  The audio is at a natural rate for native Spanish speakers, so it is great exposure for Spanish language learners.  They will not understand every word, but that is fine. They will understand what is happening from the pictures. It is important for kids to get comfortable with not understanding every word. They will soon…

Earth Day, El día de la Tierra, is April 22, and children will be hearing and thinking about how to care for the planet.  When you do activities related to El día de la Tierra in Spanish, their awareness of the topic in English will help them understand and learn the same concepts in Spanish. This 12-page activity book on conserving resources is from the EPA.  It is designed for Spanish-speaking children, but works really well for Spanish language learners…