Category: Printable

Spanish onomatopoeia are useful for teaching vowel sounds and common vocabulary.

An onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically imitates the sound that it describes. In Spanish, the word is onomatopeya. Spanish…

Use these monthy calendar activities to teach children the Spanish days of the week.

Many teachers see students only once or twice a week, and talking about the Spanish days of the week in…

Children practice basic phrases with this printable Spanish greetings game.

We practice los saludos in every class, but I made this Spanish greetings game for my youngest students to take…

These Spanish PowerPoint games use high-frequency vocabulary and make an excellent get-to-know-you activity.

These Spanish PowerPoint games are a fun get-to-know-you or back-to-school activity. They use photos and include lots of comprehensible input…

Three resources make planning elementary Spanish lessons take less time and preparation.

Planning elementary Spanish lessons is a lot of work. Many of us teach multiple grades, often creating the curriculum. Even…

Create comprehensibe input using this Spanish story with cutouts.

Un picnic en el bosque is a Spanish story with cutouts of the characters.  The story is about 3 children…

Pictures and simple descriptions for elemenary Spanish reading practice.

You can use this elementary Spanish reading activity in different ways. The printable pages have 10 picture cards of children…

Spanish speaking practice in the form of a fun bingo-card challenge encourages kids to produce the language.

Kids need practice producing the Spanish they have learned. However, speaking practice can be hard to structure. It is much…

These culture activities for Spanish class center on the art of the arpillera.

Mundo de Pepita created these culture activities for Spanish class to introduce children to the art of the arpillera. I…

This printable Spanish book about summer has short senteces and common verbs.

As part of our Summer Spanish Read and Play program, Fun for Spanish Teachers is sharing a printable Spanish book…

This printable Spanish body parts game uses monsters to teach key vocabulary.

Guessing a character by asking about physical description is an excellent language activity. Monarca Language is sharing a free download…

A Spanish gratitude journal based on books teaches language and appreciation.

I try to find ways to connect kids with what they read and make Spanish relevant. The more they use…

Children practice langauge skills as they do this Spanish reading challenge.

This bingo-card style reading challenge encourages children to read in Spanish. They read at different times during the day and…

Spanish words for daily life with printable activities

Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer is wonderful book for any child, but is especially appropriate for Spanish learners. Through the…

Kids do easy Spanish speaking activities with these printable bingo-card challenges.

Spanish learners need the opportunity to practice using the words they know. As they practice speaking, they build confidence and…

Easy Spanish books PDF use simple sentences and common vocabulary for Spanish learners.

Finding easy Spanish books has been one of my biggest challenges for years. Below, I’m sharing five easy Spanish books…

Spanish reading logs motivate children learning Spanish to keep up reading skills during the summer.

At Spanish Playground, we want kids to read and enjoy reading. So, to motivate kids to read more, we have…

Children practice letter and syllable sounds with these games using Spanish Bananagrams.

Spanish Bananagrams is my family’s favorite word game. We’ve played since my children were little, and it is always a…

With these end of the year Spanish activities kids review and remember what they have learned.

The school year is winding down and a lot of us are looking for ways to pull together content and…

Free printable activities for children to practice Spanish food vocabulary.

Food words are some of the first vocabulary we teach language learners. Learning about food lets kids talk about likes…

Playing with bubbles in Spanish kids have fun as they learn new vocabulary.

Blowing soap bubbles is a fun way to learn new vocabulary or practice common words in a new context. Here…

Use comprehension question to build global Spanish listening skills.

Video offers a world of language and culture, and of course we can use video to teach listening comprehension skills…

Spanish word-building game to practice spring vocabulary.

Working with syllables is a good way to practice vocabulary. I do a variety of word-building activities where students fill…

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…

Print these Basta game boards with categories for Spanish learners.

In my family, we call this game Basta, but it many names. It is called Tutti frutti, ¡Mercadito!, Stop, Lápiz…

Video activities for language class engage kids with language and teach vocabulary and culture.

Video is a wonderful source of language for young learners. With video, students can hear different native speaker voices supported…

Spanish listening activities to focus on syllables, words and sentences before a larger listening task.

Teaching listening is important. Listening takes tons of practice, and we need to teach it with attention to developing key…

This Spanish syllable counting activity uses words related to Valentine's Day.

I made this Spanish syllable counting activity for Valentine’s Day, because I wanted an easy, quick way to practice pronouncing…

A list of top Spanish TpT stores with free activities from the teachers.

Teaching Spanish is rewarding, but it also takes a steady investment of time and energy. I hope this list of…

Spanish verb practice with common vocabulary and a hands-on activity.

I recently published a set of cut and paste activities with -ar verbs. Several readers asked for -er and -ir…

Kids get Spanish verb conjugation practice with this cut and paste activity.

I believe communicative instruction is the best way to teach and learn a language, so I try to keep my…

Pepito jokes are fun and effective for learning Spanish.

Jokes are a fun way to share language with kids learning Spanish, and Pepito jokes are probably the best known…

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…

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…

LEGO challenge cards in Spanish are an engaging reading task for kids learning the language.

LEGO bricks are an amazingly versatile and entertaining toy. They appeal to a wide range of ages, and teachers successfully…

Children learn house vocabulary in Spanish with a magnetic board and printable task cards.

I’m always looking for toys and games to support literacy, so you can imagine how excited I am about this…

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…

Kids learn kind words in Spanish with sorting activities, proverbs, coloring pages and a happiness project.

An important aspect of learning to be kind is understanding the power of language to help and hurt others. Spanish…

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…

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…

A magnetic board engages children with Spanish house vocabulary in many hands-on activities.

Home is the center of a child’s world, so kids need Spanish house vocabulary to be able to talk about…

Use these Spanish task cards to reinforce and practice animal vocabulary.

Task cards are a set of cards with a single question for students to answer on each card. Spanish task…

Kids read Spanish comics to develop vocabulary and literacy skills.

Aren’t comics cool? They use interesting characters, action, and graphics to make the story come alive. Spanish comics make excellent…

Hispanic Heritage Month games celebrate culture and language in authentic ways.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for all children to learn more about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Students who…

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…

A printable Spanish card game for kids to practice house vocabulary.

Last year, I made a printable Spanish card game based on Go Fish, but I added extra language. It has…

Use these Marisol McDonald and the Monster Spanish activities with language learners to make the most of this wonderful picture book by Monica Brown.

Monica Brown’s latest bilingual book featuring Marisol McDonald will delight children and bring a chorus of thanks from teachers and…

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…

A summer reading certificate celebrates the effort kids put into reading in Spanish.

Summer is winding down, and we are wrapping up our Summer Spanish Read and Play program. Over 5,000 children participated…

These printable Spanish bookmarks encourage kids to read in their second language.

These printable Spanish bookmarks let everyone know that reading is worth celebrating. They also remind kids to read more. The…

Resources for teaching kids Spanish city vocabulary with videos, photos, songs and games.

Teaching about our communities can include a wide range of language. For example, we often teach Spanish city vocabulary with…

Parents can use these strategies to help children learning to read in Spanish.

Frequently parents ask me how to help their children who are learning to read in Spanish. They wonder what to…

These 15 types of texts give children Spanish reading practice with different vocabulary and formats.

Reading different kinds of text in Spanish helps kids develop vocabulary and understand the different ways we use language.  The…

A variety of ways that kids can learn language with Spanish song lyrics.

Kids can build reading fluency, learn vocabulary and become familiar with many grammar structures by reading Spanish song lyrics. Like…

This Spanish activity book from Mundo de Pepita has games and crafts to engage children during the summer.

Summer is in full swing, and as part of the Spanish summer reading and language program, Mundo de Pepita is…

Kids learn more words by learning Spanish vocabulary used in more than one context.

As kids are learning Spanish vocabulary, I point out different contexts where we use the same word. Introducing additional contexts…

Readings with armadillo facts and stories with armadillos for kids learning Spanish.

Armadillos live throughout Latin America and often appear in traditional stories and songs. Below, you will find a printable reading…

These printable mini-books in Spanish are an excellent language learning activity.

Fun for Spanish Teachers has wonderful materials for children learning Spanish. I’m highlighting two of their resources – printable mini-books…

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…