Category: Christmas

Spanish baby gifts such as music and books encourage language development and teach culture.

In recent months, I have had the good fortune to welcome several babies, and of course I choose Spanish baby…

Spanish gifts for kids and teachers keep everyone motivated and having fun with language!

New Spanish language books, games, music or toys are excellent gifts for kids. Speaking and learning a language is fun…

Use this Spanish Christmas countdown as a fun language activity in December.

Families count the days to Christmas in dozens of creative ways, from unwrapping Christmas books to doing Christmas activities. In…

These 12 phrases are different ways to say delicious in Spanish and are appropriate at any meal.

The holiday season and many holiday meals are just around the corner, so this is an excellent time for children…

Mariana Llanos discusses her inspiration for her book The Wanting Monster.

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer and mother of three. She has published six children’s books available in English and…

Gifts for kids learning Spanish help them stay motived to learn.

Speaking and learning Spanish is fun, and we want it to stay that way for kids. A new book or…

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 winter words and activities for language learners.

We have turned the corner on winter and the days are getting longer! There is still plenty of cold left…

Feliz Navidad
Spanish Christmas carols teach vocabulary and structures to language learners.

Christmas carols can be an excellent language learning tool for children learning Spanish. In Spanish, carols are villancicos. You can…

Four printable Spanish logic puzzles for kids.

Logic puzzles for kids are excellent reading practice in Spanish. They often include information to establish a context, almost like…

Resources for telling the Christmas story in Spanish with children.

These five easy-to-do activities center around telling the Christmas story in Spanish. Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church…

Spanish winter songs for language learners.

It’s cold here in Wisconsin! Singing about the season is one fun way to stay warm. With Spanish winter songs…

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support Rayo de sol.

For all the things I would like to change about the United States, there so much to love. Take, 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…

Spanish Christmas carols estrella

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

Kids learn vocabulary with these Christmas color-by-number pages in Spanish.

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

spanish winter vocabulary

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

Spanish Christmas color by number pages of a piñata and a nativity scene.

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

spanish printables winter

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

spanish christmas lesson

Spanish for You! has just added a Spanish Christmas lesson set with 10 days of lessons and materials. They are…

spanish video thomas and friends

The new Thomas and Friends DVD has a Christmas title, Santa’s Little Engine, but kids will watch the 5 episodes…

spanish songs for kids cantoalegre

Cantoalegre is an amazing resource. This fabulous organization from Colombia offers free downloads of their Spanish songs for kids. They…

Christmas Printables for Spanish Learners

Christmas is just a week away! This post is a combination of various printable Christmas materials that teachers and parents…

spanish christmas vocabulary

The government of the Canary Islands hosts this set of activities called Jugando con palabras. The games use Spanish Christmas…

Spanish Christmas Vocabulary

OnlineFreeSpanish has a set of activities to introduce kids to Christmas vocabulary in Spanish. The words are supported with images…

spanish listening practice

Kids in Wisconsin are building lots of snowmen this week, so we are talking about them in class too. This…

spanish books for children

With Christmas coming, I know that lots of us are looking for gifts for Spanish language learners. Parents of my…

Spanish Christmas song

If you are looking for Spanish Christmas activities for your students or children, check out these resources. They were created…

spanish song for kids winter

This Spanish song for children is called Invierno. It is by Grupo Encanto and, as you can guess from the…

Learn Spanish with pictures

CC Image courtesy of Jimmie You can talk about this picture of a Christmas tree to help your child learn…

I’m in Lima, Peru, enjoying time with my family, so Spanish Playground is going to be quieter than usual for…

printable spanish card

If you celebrate Christmas, Christmas cards are a fun way for kids learning Spanish to use the language.  In Spanish…

A Spanish game for teaching vocabulary and questions.

In Spanish, this game is a comecocos or a sacapiojos. In English, it is called a cootie-catcher, a chatterbox or…

Spanish song for children

Spanish Together has a wonderful free video about a snowman that is perfect for using with beginning Spanish learners this…

Spanish Christmas song

This great Christmas video by Mother Goose Club was released today! Navidad, Navidad is to the tune of Jingle Bells and…

Learn spanish with pictures

Talk about this picture of a snowman with your child to help her learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church has a strong presence in Spanish-speaking countries, and many traditions center around…