Category: Preschool Spanish Activities

Kids learn Spanish colors with an online activity inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock.

Exploring art and artists provides a wonderful context for learning language. Although many of the artists we talk about in…

Spanish goodbye songs bring kids together at the end of class and teach vocabulary for leaving others.

Music is one of the best ways to help kids transition from one activity to the next. So, I use…

Spanish vowel songs teach pronunciation and aid literacy.

These Spanish vowel songs teach the essential sounds of the language. As they sing, children learn to recognize the consistent…

Activities and printable lyrics for the song Un elefante se balanceaba.

Un elefante se balanceaba is one of the best known Spanish children’s songs. It is a counting song and the…

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…

With this active Spanish color game, kids pratice listening and speaking with basic vocabulary.

I based this active Spanish color game on an activity kids do in P.E class. It works well for the…

Kids learn important vocabulary with these Spanish body parts songs.

Body parts are some of the easiest words to learn because kids can use their own bodies as a reference. …

Pumpkin activities in Spanish teach children science vocabuary and concepts.

Pumpkins are one of my favorite parts of fall, and not only because they make delicious pie. Pumpkin activities in…

Songs, poems, and printable pages with leaf activities in Spanish for kids.

In Wisconsin, the leaves have turned and a lot of them are on the ground. Leaf activities in Spanish are…

Spanish movement songs for teaching children first verbs in a fun, effective way.

Music, movement and language are a winning combination. Given that, it makes sense for kids to learn verbs like saltar…

Preschool Spanish is fun and easy to teach with the SingALingo program.

Spanish learning in this country keeps getting better and better!  My most recent find is a new preschool Spanish program…

The song Hola Hello has easy Spanish words kids can practice with the printable activities.

Mariana Iranzi’s song Hola Hello has easy Spanish words and a bright, upbeat sound, making it an excellent first song…

Kids learn vocabulary related to community helpers in Spanish as they sing these songs.

My students learn so much vocabulary when we do a community helpers theme! First, there are new verbs as we…

These favorite Spanish greeting songs teach basic vocabulary and culture to kids.

Singing is a wonderful way to start the day or a class. In a school setting, we sing Spanish greeting…

A free Spanish story PDF with cutouts for retelling helps children learn language.

Today we are sharing a wonderful Spanish story PDF and a set of cut outs for telling the story.  This…

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…

Spanish listening games help kids develop the ability to hear key words in context.

Kids practice listening all the time. When they listen to conversation, instructions, music, or a story they are developing their…

I Spy games for kids learning Spanish can be adpated to teach vocabulary related to any theme.

Last week I read Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s Oso Pardo, oso pardo ¿qué ves ahí? to a class…

Kids hear and do Spanish actions as they play this spinner game.

This game with Spanish actions keeps kids laughing, moving and thinking. It is easy to make and play and can…

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…

Easy Spanish listening practice with the audio description of the photo of a dog.

The Learn Spanish with Pictures activities are some of the most popular pages on Spanish Playground. I added audio of…

Using songs to teach Spanish is a fun with this list of 40 music activities.

When it comes to language learning, songs are extra special language. They have a dimension that makes them more than…

Spanish color songs teach children a range of vocabulary in addition to colors.

Color activities teach kids lots of additional vocabulary, and Spanish color songs are no exception. Relating colors to objects gives…

Telling stories is a powerful tool to teach Spanish. From picture books to entire methodologies like TPRS, telling stories in…

Tips for using themes for Spanish preschool and elementary school lessons.

One of the best ways to teach Spanish is by using a variety of activities related to a content theme. Using…

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…

Use free printables in Spanish class to engage kids in fun language games and activities.

There are wonderful activities available online that were not originally intended for teaching a second language. If you want to…

Online Spanish stories provide high-interest reading for kids anywhere.

Reading is one of the best ways to build vocabulary and give kids consistent exposure to Spanish. These online Spanish…

Spanish rhyming words teach important pre-reading skills.

Rhyming is an important early literacy skill. To adults, rhyming seems simple, but it takes practice to learn to hear…

Educational games in an app by Pacca Alpaca teach language and basic concepts.

Pacca Alpaca makes educational games for children. Both Pacca Alpaca Basic Language Learning app and Pacca Alpaca Travel Playtime app introduce…

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…

Use these resources to teach kids about farm animals in Spanish.

Farm animals are often a part of our conversations with children. We talk about where our food comes from, the…

Semillitas has educational and cultural contentin Spanish for preschoolers.

Semillitas is a Spanish language cable television channel from SomosTV. It offers educational and culturally rich content for preschoolers. If…

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…

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…

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…

Use this Spanish lullaby for imaginative play with language learners.

The calming melodies and rhythms of lullabies, or canciones de cuna, help babies fall asleep and provide early exposure to…

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…

Kids learn vegetables in Spanish with a video and picture cards.

It’s summer, and the vegetables are delicious! It is an excellent time to talk to kids about vegetables in Spanish…

Spanish beach activities for kids including songs, yoga, video and more.

Summer means water play for kids. It’s a great time for language play too. Spanish beach and water activities can…

Speaking Spanish is fun with these beautiful photos.

Talking about photographs, kids understand lots of Spanish without the need for translation. Pictures with simple descriptions are an excellent way…

Spanish rain songs to teach children vocabulary and the verb llover.

I am just finishing a preschool unit on rain. We have had fun singing lots of Spanish rain songs.  We…

Activities about wild animals in Spanish for kids.

Talking about animals in Spanish introduces children to a lot of language. Learning about animals, children hear common Spanish verbs…

Spanish chicken song favorites to sing with kids learning language.

Are you looking for a Spanish chicken song to use with language learners? You can find a Spanish chicken song…

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…

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

Active Spanish games and songs for language learners.

It is spring! The activities below get kids moving as they teach language about the season. These suggestions for active…

Play these Spanish matching games with plastic eggs.

Plastic eggs are an easy, hands-on way to play Spanish matching games. You can make the activities more effective by…

A printable Spanish vocabulary game where kids identify what is missing from a set.

This printable Spanish vocabulary game involves identifying which object is missing from a set. It is easy to make for…

Easy Spanish stories introduce children to spring vocabulary.

Spring is on its way! These two easy Spanish stories, in different formats, make it easy to talk about spring…

Spanish counting songs to teach preschoolers the numbers from one to ten.

These five songs all teach children to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish. Most of them teach other vocabulary…

Montessori treasure baskets help parents create a rich language experience.

Montessori treasure baskets are a collection of objects for children to explore. These objects are often related to a theme…

Pattern games for kids learning Spanish.

Sequences, or patterns, of objects or shapes are a simple, fun task that can be done on paper or with…

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…

Spanish syllables in a fun clapping game for kids.

Rhythm and word stress are an important part of correct pronunciation. I do lots of clapping and jumping games with…

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…

Printable pages for kids to practice Spanish color words.

Spanish color words are some of the first vocabulary children learn. I introduce colors in context, with other words, so…