This coThese Spanish winter songs celebrate the season and teach important vocabulary.

It’s cold here in Wisconsin! Singing about the season makes the best of days when we can’t spend as much time outside. With Spanish winter songs, children learn lots of seasonal vocabulary.

You may want to combine these Spanish winter songs with Spanish poems about winter. A Spanish snowman reading activity and this “draw-the-details” on the snowman are also fun winter theme activities. To reinforce winter vocabulary, try these Spanish logic puzzles with winter clothes and weather words.

Easy Spanish Winter Songs

Copo de nieve

This song is from Super Simple Español. I sing it with my preschoolers, and they love it! As a teacher, I like the repetition, the pattern and that it is so easy to add actions. The song incorporates 3 important body parts, so we made paper snowflakes and had them “fall” as we sang.

The video tells a story, beyond the words of the song. Children understand what is happening by watching, and it has a beautiful setting. You can use the video to reinforce words like noche, luna, solo, guantes, bufanda, amiga, amigos, jugar, and feliz.  This is one of my favorite Spanish winter songs for young learners.

El Invierno

Rockalingua has a short winter poem set to music, and it’s perfect for kids learning Spanish. It’s a chant, or rap, so it transfers very easily into speaking the same lines. In fact, I have had students sing the lines Me pongo bufanda, guantes y abrigo as they are putting their coats on. It’s super fun!

In addition to winter clothing and weather vocabulary, the song includes a reference to the game parchís. It is a great opportunity to introduce and play this simple game, popular with children in Spanish-speaking countries.

Like all Rockalingua songs, there is a free download of an illustrated lyric sheet. Find the lyrics and listen to El invierno on Rockalingua.

These short Spanish winter songs have clothing and weather vocabulary to help children learn language..

More Spanish Winter Songs

These Spanish winter songs are traditional, so they have a little more vocabulary. However, they are can all be used successfully with Spanish learners.

Invierno, invierno

Invierno, invierno
¿Por qué nos gustará?
Por la nieve blanca
Y por la Navidad.
El frío del invierno
Ya tiene solución:
El gorro, los guantes y la calefacción.

Listen to Invierno, invierno with pictograms and lyrics.

This is one of my favorite Spanish winter songs. It is known by several titles: Nos gusta el invierno, Me gusta el invierno or Invierno, invierno. The first lines and the winter clothes are a little different in each version. Children in many countries learn this song as a poem.

If you would like to sing about winter, but not specifically about Christmas, you can substitute the word Navidad with another -dad word, or any word that ends in a stressed syllable with a as the vowel. Here are some possibilities: y por la majestad, y por la felicidad, y por la festividad, y por la suavidad, y por la preciosidad, y por poderse patinar, y por poderse deslizar.

El invierno está llegando

Con la nariz colorada
y bufanda de colores
me paseo por la calle
dando, dando tiritones.

El sol está escondido
el viento está silbando
froto y froto las manitas
porque se me están helando.

El sol está escondido
el viento está silbando
froto y froto las manitas
el invierno está llegando.

Listen to El invierno está llegando, a winter poem set to music by Musizón.

Spanish winter songs with actions are great for language learners. In this song, doing the actions of shivering and rubbing their hands together helps kids retain the language. You can buy an mp3 and coloring sheet for the song from Musizón.

Invierno

This Spanish winter song is by Grupo encanto.  It has lots of winter words: la nieve, las nubes, el invierno, el frío, el muñeco (de nieve), la bufanda, el viento, el trineo. Invierno is available to buy from Amazon.

Cuando tengas mucho frío

Yo canto ésta sings this winter song with their kids. It is short and easy, and the clapping and actions make it fun for little ones. Look for other Spanish winter songs by Yo canto está on YouTube.

Frosty el muñeco de nieve

Frosty the Snowman is a classic, and it’s fun to sing in Spanish too. As you would expect, there are several translations.

Frosty se llama,
un amigo singular,
Pues de nieve está formado
Y siempre viene en Navidad.

Frosty se llama
y su mano quiere dar,
No me importa que esté helado,
Yo lo quiero saludar.
Afuera está esperando.

Con él voy a jugar.
Tiene una gorra y un bastón
y una bufanda de color.

Frosty se llama
y su mano quiere dar,
No me importa que esté helado,
Yo lo quiero saludar.

You can listen to a version of Frosty the Snowman in Spanish by Titiana. It has very similar lyrics to those above, with a slight change in the last stanza. The version above is included in many collections of Christmas songs. You can find it on Canta Navidad con los niños and other Cds on Amazon.

You may also be interested in Learn Spanish with Pictures: Playing in the snow. It uses a photo with a description and structured questions to make speaking Spanish fun and easy. Happy winter and stay warm!

A Snowman in Spanish: The Friday Five
10 Life Lessons Learned from Spanish Grammar