Category: Songs

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 gifts for kids and teachers keep everyone motivated and having fun with language!

New Spanish language books, games, music or toys are excellent gifts for kids. Speaking and learning a language is fun…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Songs by 123 Andrés are filled with learning and joy.

Arriba Abajo is a wonderful new CD by 123 Andrés. These songs have rich layers of music and language that…

Summer Spanish can be an enjoyable way for kids to improve skills.

We like to think of summer as a time to slow down, but families are busy all year long. Summer…

The Okee Dokee Brothers sing a Spanish song called Somos amigos.

The GRAMMY Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers are known for their playful music and thoughtful lyrics. Their third album, Saddle Up:…

Spanish learning songs focus on important vocabulary and verb forms.

Are you looking for some great songs to help kids learn Spanish? Spanish for You! has recently added music to…

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…

Sonia De Los Santos sings Spanish songs for children on her debut album.

Sonia De Los Santos recently released her debut album Mi viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island. This…

Gifts for kids learning Spanish help them stay motived to learn.

Speaking and learning Spanish is fun, and we want it to stay that way for kids. A new book or…

Hot Peas 'N Butter sing bilingual songs about friendship, seasons and colors.

I love recommending music that I know kids and parents will enjoy together. Hot Peas ‘N Butter makes that kind…

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…

Halloween song in Spanish by Mariana Iranzi with seasonal vocabulary.

Mariana Iranzi has a fun new Halloween song with lots of spooky Spanish vocabulary. The Halloween song is called Es…

Lucky Diaz sings Spanish songs that kids and their parents will love.

Adelante is the new CD by Grammy-award winning Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. If you’re familiar with Lucky…

Rockalingua songs are designed to help kids learn Spanish.

Finding music in Spanish for elementary students is hard. Songs at an appropriate language level are often too babyish. Popular…

Me gusta is used in these songs for kids learning Spanish.

One of the first things kids learn in Spanish class is me gusta. Logically, they equate the structure with I…

Jose-Luis Orozco sings about eating right and staying healthy.

Jose-Luis Orozco is releasing ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! on Sept. 18th. This new CD is a feast of rhythm, rhyme…

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…

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…

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…

Fun bilingual songs by Mister G get kids singing and dancing in Spanish.

Are you ready to sing, dance and learn some Spanish? Mister G has just released a new CD, Los animales…

Learning songs to teach the days of the week in Spanish

The new school year is just around the corner. I teach the days of the week in Spanish early in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Free online Spanish games teach basic structures and vocabulary to kids.

Calico Spanish is an wonderful elementary Spanish curriculum. In addition to their classroom and homeschool materials, they offer an excellent…

Five Spanish YouTube channels with authentic language videos for kids.

YouTube is a fabulous source of authentic language for young Spanish learners. Of course, the videos need to be selected…

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…

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…

Draw a Spanish song is a language activity using art and music.

Dibujo rítmico, or rhythmic drawing, is one of the most original language learning ideas I’ve seen in a long time…

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…

Spanish learning songs from Rockalingua on a new downloadable CD.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy to be giving away a one-year teacher subscription…

Spanish Christmas carols teach vocabulary and structures to language learners.

Christmas carols can be an excellent language learning tool for children learning Spanish. In Spanish, carols are villancicos. You can…

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…

Spanish children's songs by Nathalia.

As parents and teachers, we know the power of Spanish children’s songs to energize kids, change their mood and, of…

Five spanish gifts for kids.

This post has been update for 2015. Find the new gift guide here. This time of year lots of parents…

spanish songs for kids

Cantaré, a wonderful group based in the Washington DC area, has recently released a new CD called Mucha música. The…

Spanish learning songs from Rockalingua on a new downloadable CD.

Rockalingua has a new CD available to download. This is their second CD, titled ¿Cómo te llamas?. The CD contains…

Canciones infantiles available from the Uruguay government.

One of my favorite children’s recording artists, Mariana Iranzi, recently sent me this wonderful resource for canciones infantiles, or children’s…

DVD of Spanish music videos for teaching Spanish to kids.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy that their great songs are now available on…

Five quick activities for kids learning Spanish.

It is Friday and time for the Friday Five! These activities are for kids learning Spanish, and they take little…

Bilingual songs for kids learning Spanish.

Mister G is an indie rocker turned children’s world music sensation. His CDs, ABC Fiesta and Chocolalala are full of…

Five quick Spanish activities for fun with kids.

It’s time for the Friday Five! Use these activities for quick Spanish fun this weekend or come back to them…

New Spanish learning songs from Whistlefritz.

Whistlefritz recently sent me their new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. ¡Sabor! has 15 wonderful songs that will…

Activities for speaking spanish with kids

Speaking Spanish with kids is fun, but it can also be hard to fit into a busy schedule. Use these…