Category: Poems

Cuban history for kids comes alive in this bilingual biography of José Martí.

Martí’s Song for Freedom/ Martí y sus versos por la libertad is a new bilingual picture book from Lee & Low…

This collection of Spanish poetry for elementary students includes poems that span a range of reading levels.

Mariana Llanos has just released Poesía Alada, a book of poetry and art for children. The release coincides with the…

Spanish hand clapping games are a fun language learning activity for children.

Traditional Spanish hand clapping games combine language, movement, rhythm and culture. There are many juegos de manos (juegos de palmas…

Spanish choosing rhymes teach vocabulary, rhythm, pronunciation and culture to language learners.

Spanish choosing rhymes add language to a classroom or household. Choosing rhymes are used to start games, but kids can…

The short poem La ardilla by Amado Nervo has easy vocabulary for kids learning Spanish.

The short poem La ardilla is by the Mexican poet Amado Nervo. It is a fun poem to share with…

These two Spanish poems for summer nights help children learn the rhythm and sound of the language.

Douglas Wright writes short poems for children. Many of them are at a perfect level for language learners. His poetry…

Spanish jump rope rhymes teach children vocabulary, structre and culture as they play.

Kids learn Spanish as they jump rope and chant rhymes.  The combination of movement and language inserts the words and…

Recipes in Spanish with poems and photos.

Recetas graciosas y saludables by Graciela Castellanos has simple recipes in Spanish. Best of all, these recipes are extension activities…

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations is a wonderful collection of poems in Spanish and English for kids ages 4-12.

I recently wrote about The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations published by Pomelo Books. This wonderful collection has 156 poems…

Spanish poems for kids in a wonderful anthology by Pomelo Books.

One of the biggest challenges elementary and middle-school Spanish teachers face is finding quality content at the right level. Pomelo…

Finger plays in Spanish teach kids language and culture.

There are many traditional finger plays in Spanish. Kids love games with actions, and these are perfect language learning tools…

These Spanish poems about fall teach seasonal vocabulary.

Douglas Wright,  a well-known author and illustrator from Argentina, wrote these two Spanish poems about fall. In addition to his…

Spanish nursery rhymes on free downloadable posters.

The Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play campaign offers a series of posters with traditional Spanish nursery…

Spanish Poem about fall for preschoolers to act out.

This is an easy poem Spanish poem about fall. It is about leaves falling in autumn. I made it up…

Sana sana colita de rana is a traditional rhyme we say to children when they are hurt.

Summertime is full of scraped knees and elbows. With the bumps and bruises, we have many opportunities to say Sana…

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…

Poem in Your Pocket Day is a perfect occasion for kids to share Spanish poems.

This year, we celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30. It is part of National Poetry Month and…

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…

Poems in Spanish and activities for sharing them with children.

April is National Poetry Month. Poems in Spanish are a wonderful way for children to hear the rhythm and sounds…

Kids practice Spanish vowels and vocabulary with a printable activity and video.

With this printable activity, kids practice vocabulary and the Spanish vowels. The words on the printable are also introduced and…

A printable list of Spanish rhymes for kids to greet each other and use when playing.

My students have lots of fun playing and experimenting with rhyme. Spanish rhymes are easy to make and recognize, partly…

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…

Short spanish poems about fall to read with children.

These  five short Spanish poems are by Douglas Wright, a well-known children’s poet and illustrator from Argentina. He writes some…

Short printable poems using Spanish color words for kids learning the language.

I wrote these simple rhymes with Spanish color words for my youngest learners. I mostly teach colors in the context…

A collection of Spanish poems for kids from All Bilingual Press.

Award-winning author Rita Wirkala recently sent me two wonderful collections of her Spanish poems for kids. Mis primeros poemas and…

Fun spanish activites including songs, online games and printables..

Here are this week’s Friday Five – five fun Spanish activities to do with kids. These are low-prep ways to…

Douglas Wright is a well-known children’s poet and illustrator from Argentina. He writes some of my favorite Spanish poems to…

The poem Los pollitos and reading comprehension questions are a good lession for children learning Spanish.

The poem Los pollitos by Argentine author Olegario Víctor Andrade is fun to read with children learning Spanish. Andrade lived…

Spanish Finger Plays

Spanish has a wealth of traditional finger plays, rhymes and songs for children. Kids love games with actions, and these…

multicultural childrens book day

What do children learn from books? They learn language and a world of content, but too often kids also learn…

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 with a familar tune and sweet lyrics.

Douglas Wright is a poet, author and illustrator from Argentina. I love his Spanish poems for kids learning the language…

This Spanish poem for kids has new vocabulary for talking about friendship.

This Spanish poem for kids is by Douglas Wright of Argentina. I love his poetry because it is direct, conversational…

Attention getters in Spanish can be a fun source of language for kids.

Attention getters are chants, rhymes or songs to get kids listening or quiet down a group. They are a huge…

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 games for children bean bags

Kids love playing with bean bags. Like balloons and water, bean bags almost guarantee happy children and a successful activity…

In Spanish, The Itsy Bitsy Spider is La araña pequeñita, La itzi bitzi araña, Winsy, winsy araña or Wichi, wichi…

Pakapaka is an educational television channel for children from el Ministerio de Educación of Argentina. The channel has an internet…

Nanitas is Francisco Rodríguez Gómez’s website dedicated to his Spanish poems for children. Rodríguez Gómez is a poet, musician and…

Class rules in Spanish help preschoolers have fun and treat each other well.

Class rules in Spanish can help establish a positive, cooperative atmosphere and are also an opportunity for language learning. This…

A reader recently asked me to share a short, easy poem we recite in my preschool Spanish classes. It is…

Spanish games for kids with a beach ball.

A beach ball, pelota de playa or balón de playa in Spanish, is a classic summer toy. It is inexpensive…

Educapeques is an educational portal with lots of resources for teachers and parents. On the website, Editorial Educapeques of Spain…

A Spanish poem for kids about animals and how they move.

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. It is an excellent time to a Spanish poem with children…

April is National Poetry Month. Poems are a wonderful way for children to hear and speak Spanish and enjoy the…

Antonio Selfa Molina is a performer and composer from Spain. He is also a teacher. Last year, he recorded Spanish…

printable spanish bookmarks

¡Hola, Crayola! ¡Adios, carita de arroz!  There are lots of Spanish rhymes like this, and kids like learning them because…

A Spanish Valentine game for kids where they complete a rhyme.

This is a Spanish Valentine game based on completing a two line rhyme with a silly word. I do it…

Children learn house and size vocabulary from this Spanish poem.

¡Qué tan grande era todo cuando yo era chico! is a Spanish poem to share with children. It uses basic…

This Spanish poem for children has vocabulary about houses and homes.

Douglas Wright is a well-known author and illustrator from Argentina. He writes clear, fun Spanish poems for children. Activities for…

Three online resources for finding Spanish poems for kids.

Poems in Spanish are a wonderful way for children to experience and learn the language. These three websites all have…

Tagxedo is an online tool for making word clouds in different shapes. It is a wonderful way to play with…

Spanish rhyming word cards for kids to play a variety of games.

These two sets of printable Spanish cards have pictures of words that rhyme. There are thirty pairs, sixty words in…

Aula Editores is a Chilean company that publishes a series of magazines for teachers: Aula Creativa, Aula Infantil and Aula…

Cuatrogatos is an online magazine and an excellent resources for teachers of Spanish learners.

Poems for children in Spanish teach language and culture through rhythm, rhyme and images.  Simple structures and familiar vocabulary make…

This free iPad app from Ridili teaches a simple finger play. The traditional rhyme, originally in German, is called Plums…

I wrote this rhyme to read with children learning Spanish. Kids help tell the story by providing phrases based on…

This Spanish poem for children is titled Una casa con un sol. It uses familiar, conversational language to describe the…

There are lots of versions of The Itsy Bitsy Spider in Spanish. The lyrics are fairly close to the English…