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This Spanish activity book from Mundo de Pepita has games and crafts to engage children during the summer.

Summer is in full swing, and as part of the Spanish summer reading and language program, Mundo de Pepita is…

Printable stacking dolls are good for teaching children Spanish size words.

Printable stacking dolls are a fun and easy way to practice Spanish size words and other vocabulary with early learners…

Secret messages and codes are fun language activities for kids learning Spanish

As teachers and parents, we want kids to read and write as much Spanish as possible. Like all teachers, I…

Spanish Valentine games and crafts help children learn language with hands-on fun.

Many Valentine’s Day activities incorporate language and can be adapted to Spanish learning. Try these hands-on Spanish Valentine games and…

An printable activity using Spanish candy hearts to teach kids language.

I love how much language is a part of Valentine’s Day. Spanish candy hearts are one great example. I made…

A printable Spanish story and scene to teach vocabulary and language in context.

I love telling stories with language learners, and I do lots of different story activities. One of my favorites is…

Easy Spanish reading activity based on adding details to a picture of a snowman.

Drawing can be combined with easy Spanish reading for a fun comprehension activity. In this printable activity, kids do an…

Spanish colors in a fun color-by-word page.

I am in Nicaragua this week working on an early literacy project. Whenever I’m here, things are a little quieter…

Spanish syllables are fun and easy for kids to practice with these printable wheels.

I like to use hands-on activities for kids to practice Spanish syllables. I recently made this wheel and wanted to…

Drawing tutorials in Spanish teach language learners vocabulary and grammar.

If you have children who like to draw and are learning Spanish, drawing tutorials can be an excellent source of…

Kids learn school supplies in Spanish with these six fun activities.

It’s here! Some of you have already started a new school year, and the rest of us will start soon…

A printable birthday poster to use with kids learning Spanish.

Quest Stories makes beautiful personalized books to celebrate a child’s birthday. They are working on a Spanish edition of the…

Rainforest activities for children learning Spanish teach language, culture and geography.

There are tropical forests in many Spanish-speaking countries. As kids learn about the rainforest, they explore geography and culture, as…

Preschool Spanish songs, fingerplays, games and books for learning about mice.

I recently finished a preschool Spanish unit on mice. We had fun singing lots of Spanish mouse songs. We also…

Pledge of allegiance in Spanish for kids.

The 4th of July is an opportunity to talk to children about the history of the United States. The celebration…

Día del padre printable poster for children learning Spanish.

Father’s Day is next Sunday! Spanish Playground hopes kids celebrate their dads in as many ways and languages as they…

Short Spanish poems by Douglas Wright about spring.

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with these short Spanish poems about spring. They are by Douglas Wright, a well-known…

Spanish sequencing cards for the Itsy Bitsy Spider to use with language learners.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a wonderful fingerplay to do with language learners. You can do lots of fun related…

Spanish cup covers for spring |Spanish Playground

Printable Spanish cup covers are an easy way to get more language into your daily routine or a special event…

Draw a Spanish song is a language activity using art and music.

Dibujo rítmico, or rhythmic drawing, is one of the most original language learning ideas I’ve seen in a long time…

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…

Mandala coloring pages to use with kids learning Spanish.

Mandalas are circle drawings, art patterns that integrate figures, geometric forms and colors around a unifying center. Mandalas occur in…

Printable poster of Spanish Valentine words and activities for using them with kids.

I am so appreciative of how technology and printers make it possible to present kids with language in different ways. …

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…

Spanish Valentine phrases for kids to use in cards.

I think the cutest Valentine’s cards are the ones kids make themselves. You can find tons of fun ideas for…

Preschool Spanish students color these cup covers as a language activity.

I use paper cups for all kinds of activities in preschool Spanish. We count into cups and use them for…

Five spanish gifts for kids.

This post has been update for 2015. Find the new gift guide here. This time of year lots of parents…

Thanksgiving coloring pages in Spanish to teach children vocabulary.

This coloring page is a part of a set of Thanksgiving coloring pages with vocabulary. It is a good way…

A list of inexpensive supplies to teach language to kids.

I am always looking for materials that make teaching Spanish to young children easier. Because my littlest students do not…

Spanish vocabulary for games in an e-book.

Many classic games and activities are good opportunities to speak Spanish with children. You can play tic-tac-toe with all kinds…

sand writing

Writing in the sand is tons of fun! The cool online tool that this post was originally about is no…

spanish flip book

This Spanish flip book is an easy way for students to practice using vocabulary in common sentence structures. One word…

World cup printable activities for kids learning Spanish.

This great World Cup Activity Pack from Multicultural Kid Blogs is in English, but there are many ways to use…

craft activity ebook

As a part of a Multicultural Kid Blogs group, I have the opportunity to learn more about many different world…

Spanish Valentine Song Mariana Iranzi

I am always happy to find a new song to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids learning Spanish. This song by…

Spanish Valentine activity for kids with a printable hidden hearts search.

This picture with hidden hearts can be used in lots of different ways to engage kids with Spanish. You can…

printable spanish valentine cards kids

These printable Valentine cards are made for kids to color and give to friends or family. They are perfect for…

spanish valentine printable color

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with kids. It focuses on love and friendship, and cards…

Spanish Valentines

My classes start the first week of February, so I am in Manzanillo, Mexico for a couple of weeks. It…

spanish song for kids elefante 2

Children all over the world sing about elephants swinging on a spider’s web, and keep singing and singing as they…

Spanish Christmas carols estrella

These gift boxes have lines from villancicos, traditional Christmas carols in Spanish. The pictures on the boxes represent the words…

spanish christmas coloring pinata 300

Last week I shared two color-by-number sheets that work well for talking about Christmas in Spanish-speaking countries. They are culturally…

spanish winter vocabulary

Monarca Language has generously provided Spanish Playground with these Spanish winter vocabulary activities. If you have kids learning Spanish, these…

color by number

These Christmas color-by-number pages in Spanish teach colors, numbers and Christmas vocabulary. They are an excellent opportunity to talk to…

spanish printables winter

I made two printables to use with a listening activity I do with pictures of snowmen. These activities involve matching…

spanish thanksgiving craft

Thanksgiving crafts are an opportunity to practice Spanish food vocabulary and words related to turkeys. Many Thanksgiving crafts also focus…

spanish words veo collage

When children are engaged with the language, they learn. It can be a challenge, though, to keep kids engaged, especially…

Children celebrate the holiday with these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages to in class or at home.

Do you talk about what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner? It is a tradition at our house to…

spanish halloween vocabulary

Halloween is more than candy and costumes. It is also a wonderful opportunity to practice all kinds of fun vocabulary…

spanish color by number simple skull

A few days ago I posted a color-by-number picture in Spanish of a traditional skull for Día de los Muertos…

spanish story buenas noches

Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic picture book for young children. Like the original, the Spanish translation…

spanish color by number calavera

Día de los Muertos is a colorful celebration. Flowers, candles, and calaveras bring color to altars and graves as we…

Spanish games for kids elefante

Leanna is a stay-at-home mother to a sweet, funny, rambunctious three year old boy and his adorable, smiley baby brother…

day of the dead skulls

This month, many of us are talking about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with our children…

hispanic heritage month activities

Check out the end of this post for fabulous Hispanic Heritage Month resources! Welcome to the Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Month…

preschool spanish monarca

Monarca Language offers an extensive selection of printable materials for teaching preschool Spanish. The units are designed for children 2-6…

spanish printable geography

Mi lugar en el universo is an activity that works well for kindergarteners and early elementary grades. It is a…

Children learn shapes in Spanish as they move and play.

There are lots of hands-on activities that you can do with kids to teach the shapes in Spanish and use…

spanish story for kids brown bear

Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? is the translation of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?. This…

spanish alphabet activities

When we introduce the letter names and letter sounds to beginning Spanish learners, we associate the sounds with words. Learning…