Category: Preschool Spanish Activities

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 related to a theme or…

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…

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…

Activities for talking about a snowman in Spanish.

It’s Friday and time for the Friday Five, five low-prep activities to do with kids learning Spanish. This week, all…

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…

Spanish opposites to teach kids vocabulary.

Teaching words as opposites, antónimos or opuestos, increases a child’s vocabulary. The relationship between the two concepts helps kids understand…

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…

These six chores help children learn Spanish vocabulary for household items and clothes.

Children learn by doing, and they learn a language best by talking about what they are doing. Household chores are…

A flip book in Spanish to teach children the verb ver.

The verb forms ves and veo are some of the first ones I teach my students. Ver is high-frequency vocabulary…

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…

Spanish vocabulary for water games.

Summer is here! Kids love playing water games and with water games in Spanish they learn as they keep cool…

spanish flip book

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

Kids learn Spanish words for transportation in a 3-minute video.

Los medios de transporte is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. This short video…

Canciones infantiles about spring for kids learning Spanish.

Music is a wonderful way to celebrate spring, and to learn Spanish. These five canciones infantiles have vocabulary related to…

Spanish lullabies provide early language exposure to babies.

Lullabies, or canciones de cuna, connect infants to their new world as they help them slide into sleep. Lulling melodies…

Printable posters in Spanish to celebrate spring with kids.

Printables posters and coloring pages can help create a text-rich environment in a classroom or at home. Research has shown…

Language learning concepts important to raising bilingual kids.

One of the things I found made teaching Spanish to my kids easier was that I was a teacher and…

Kids learn Spanish transportation vocabulary with picture cards and activities.

These printable picture cards of vehicles can be used for a variety of activities to supplement a unit on transportation…

spanish zoo animal activities

Spring has officially arrived, and with summer just around the corner many schools and families will be taking trips to…

reading to kids in Spanish

Research has shown that reading to children helps them learn vocabulary and improves listening comprehension skills. As a parent or…

Spanish vowels in a darling song for kids.

This vowel song and video are perfect for introducing kids to the Spanish vowels. They are by Atiempo Preescolar, a…

spanish words kids

Las verduras is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. These short videos teach essential…

spanish cognates

Anyone who speaks two or more languages knows the beauty of cognates. They give children learning Spanish a head start…

Spanish Finger Plays

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

tips for language development

Research has shown that children learn more language when they are engaged in conversation than when they just listen to…

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 words tiene

I am happy to share ¿Qué tiene?, a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series. These short videos teach…

spanish puzzle vocabulary

Did your child get a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas? Does your family do puzzles together? A jigsaw puzzle, or rompecabezas…

Spanish pattern activities for language learners.

Playing with patterns or sequences, kids can speak lots of Spanish. I like pattern activities because you can associate vocabulary…

spanish games for kids tic tac toe

Tic tac toe has many names in Spanish. Three of the most common are tres en raya (Spain), gato (Mexico)…

spanish words juguetes

I am happy to share the second video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series, Los juguetes del mercado. These…

Spanish Words Kids Love is a set of videos from Spanish Playground that teach language in context. The videos are…

spanish song for kids juancho pancho

Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories and today she shares one of her favorite Spanish songs for…

spanish words veo collage

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

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…

Printable materials in Spanish for National Fire Prevention Week.

This year we recognize National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 5-11. It is an opportunity to teach and remind kids…

This is probably one of the best known Spanish songs for kids in the U.S. It was composed by Gil…

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…

Three great resources for teaching kids shapes in Spanish online.

The names of shapes, or las formas in Spanish, are basic vocabulary that children learn in preschool and kindergarten. Kids…

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…

spanish vocabulary crafts

I did not grow up doing arts and crafts and am not a crafty person. I think these projects can…

Kids learn Spanish color words with hands-on activities.

Playing with color is a wonderful way to speak Spanish with children. They learn or practice the Spanish color words…

Spanish nature walk

This summer my daughter has been working in a summer program with a Pre-K class of native Spanish speakers. They…

spanish song story debajo boton

Debajo de un botón (Under A Button) is a traditional Spanish song for children. Kids love it because it is…

Ideas for adding Spanish to a child's bedtime routine.

If your family speaks English or another language at home, it can be a challenge to set aside time for…

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…

Printable Spanish activities for talking nature walks with kids.

Looking and listening for specific things on a walk, kids can get lots of focused practice with the Spanish verbs…

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…

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…