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

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…

Kids learn Spanish places vocabulary with a children's book and writing activity.

The Place Where You Live /  El lugar donde vives is a beautiful bilingual book about places and how we…

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 simple magic trick to teach kids the verb estar.

My Peruvian son-in-law, Jorge, does a simple magic trick little children love. Our family was together in Mexico over winter…

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…

Spanish New Year I Spy and word search games for kids teach celebration vocabulary.

Are you planning a New Year’s celebration with friends and family? These Spanish New Year games are fun for kids…

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…

Spanish winter reading program keep kids reading over break.

Winter break is almost here. That means it is time for the Spanish Winter Reading Challenge! Ideally, children read and…

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 Thanksgiving resources for teachers and parents to celebrate the holiday with kids.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Fall, food, friends and family, and acknowledging and giving thanks for all we have. There…

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…

Spanish Halloween songs, books and activities for kids.

Kids love Halloween! The costumes, the ritual of trick or treating with friends and family, the spookiness, and, of course…

Spanish sayings with printable matching cards to teach language.

Popular refrains and proverbs are a part of daily life in Spanish-speaking homes. Spanish sayings put everyday events into a…

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…

Teaching kids Spanish is easier with these reminders for difficult days.

Most days, teaching kids Spanish is fun. Playing together and watching your children learn will motivate you. Most days, you…

Peru facts for kids in a reading and crossword puzzle.

Hispanic Heritage month is an opportunity to introduce children to different Spanish-speaking countries. These Peru facts and crossword puzzles are…

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…

Spanish reading comprehension actvities based on basic math skills for language learners.

Math problems are excellent reading comprehension practice. Proble+ (pronounced proble-mas) are engaging online games that combine Spanish reading comprehension and…

Spanish game for kids teaches animals, places and verbs.

With my own kids growing up, I always wanted them to speak as much Spanish as possible. I looked for…

Spanish reading program for K-6 has many effective activities for language learners.

Various publishers have wonderful support materials for their Spanish texts online. These materials include printable activities and online games and…

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…

Dum dum dada song adapted for Spanish learners.

Dum Dum Dada is a song with clapping and hand motions. Kids often play this group clapping game at camp…

Printable poster of qualities parents need if they are raising bilingual kids.

Raising bilingual kids is a complex, challenging undertaking. Of course, if there is one thing being a parent teaches you…

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 phrases for Independence Day on a printable poster.

Independence Day in the United States is just a few days away, and lots of families and friends are gathering…

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…

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…

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…

Lil' Libros publishes bilingual books for babies and toddlers.

It’s never too early to start a second language. That is one of the many reasons the bilingual board books…

Spanish summer activities for kids like nature walks and traditional games keep them learning Spanish during vacation.

It’s almost here! Summer means a change of routine for most families. It can be a challenge at times, but…

Spanish nutrition in picture books and activities for kids.

There are lots of excellent Spanish nutrition and health materials for kids. Many of these are available free and are…

Spanish graphic organizers help kids master vocabulary.

Graphic organizers in Spanish are organizadores visuales or organizadores gráficos. Graphic organizers  are an wonderful tool to use with all…

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 stories for bedtime help children establish a healthy bedtime routine.

The idea behind these Spanish stories is so clever! They are bedtime stories that ask kids to participate by drinking…

Kids can use the Spanish phrases for Mothers Day in cards and crafts.

I think the most meaningful Mothers Day cards are the ones kids make themselves. You can find lots of fun…

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…

Free Spanish activity book from the EPA helps children learn to protect the planet.

Earth Day, El día de la Tierra, is April 22. Children will be hearing and thinking about how to care…

Activities for celebrating Earth Day in Spanish.

Earth Day in Spanish is Día de la Tierra. It is celebrated all over the world on April 22. Earth…

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…

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…

Spanish conversation questions to use with kids at Easter.

Enjoying the company of friends and family is the best part of a holiday. If you are celebrating Easter or…

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…

A Spanish workbook for early readers.

This free Spanish workbook has exercises for children learning to read. It can be a useful supplement for early readers…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…