Category: Songs

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…

no-prep spanish activities

I’m still in Nicaragua doing workshops, so this post is going to be really short. As a part of one…

Five Spanish vocabulary activities that can be adpated for learners of different levels.

Here are this week’s Friday Five. They are five easy Spanish activities to do with kids learning Spanish. Talk about…

Spanish material made available as part of a fundraiser.

If you read Spanish Playground, you are probably a teacher or a parent. There is a good chance that you…

learning Spanish

Add a little Spanish to your weekend with these activities. They are the Friday Five! Five quick and easy activities…

Five ideas for Spanish class.

It’s time for the Friday Five!  Here are five ideas for Spanish activities. Add a little language to your weekend…

spanish activities for kids

It’s Friday! That means it’s time for the Friday Five. These five Spanish activities for kids can be done with little…

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 lessons friday

This set of activities is part of a new series I am calling the Friday Five. I will suggest five…

Spanish activities for kids

These five Spanish activities for kids take almost no preparation. I asked readers about making sets like this a series…

Quick and easy Spanish activities for kids.

Kids learning Spanish need to hear and play with the language every day, even if it is just for a…

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…

CD of bilingual music for kids by Andres Salguero

Andrés Salguero will be releasing his first CD later this month, adding a new voice to the growing body of…

The song Un amigo me enseñó from Babyradio is fun to sing with children learning Spanish and effectively teaches common…

spanish zoo animal activities

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

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 songs for kids rockalingua

Rockalingua is an educational website with songs, videos and other materials to teach Spanish to children in the elementary grades…

I am always happy to find a new song to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids learning Spanish. This song by…

Spanish Finger Plays

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

spanish learning songs

Sing ‘n Speak Spanish has a new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. I wrote about their great little…

Spanish Valentines

My classes start the first week of February, so I am in Manzanillo, Mexico for a couple of weeks. It…

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…

I am so happy to be able to share these great Spanish songs for kids with my readers. Rockalingua is…

spanish color activity

Rockalingua has a free 11-page set of printable activities to teach children Spanish colors and numbers. This is a wonderful…

Spanish Christmas carols estrella

These gift boxes have lines from villancicos, traditional Christmas carols in Spanish. The pictures on the boxes represent the words…

spanish story activities vivamos la granja

Vivamos la granja is a rhyming story that playfully introduces children to life on a farm.  It is written by…

geography in spanish continents

Talking about the continents with children learning Spanish lets you introduce or review geography vocabulary. In addition to the word…

Rockalingua has a great song and video available free online to teach kids to express feelings in Spanish. Estoy contento…

Spanish song for kids with a familar tune and sweet lyrics.

Douglas Wright is a poet, author and illustrator from Argentina. I love his Spanish poems for kids learning the language…

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 syllalbes

This post on teaching Spanish syllables as a first step in learning to read is written by Frances of Discovering…

spanish songs for kids rockalingua

I wrote about the free Spanish learning songs on Rockalingua a few months ago. Recently, I checked out their new…

spanish halloween vocabulary

Halloween is more than candy and costumes. It is also a wonderful opportunity to practice all kinds of fun vocabulary…

This Spanish song for kids is one that Marta remembers from her childhood. The post is part of a series…

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…

games in spanish

Traditional games in Spanish teach language and culture. These 12 games are from Latin America and Spain. All of them…

Las mañanitas is a traditional happy birthday song in Spanish.

Las mañanitas is a traditional song popular in Latin America. In Mexico, it is the equivalent of the Happy Birthday…

It is early in the school year, and lots of us are getting our schedules established at home and at…

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

Are you looking for some fun material to get your students excited about Spanish and start the year off on…

Attention getters in Spanish can be a fun source of language for kids.

Attention getters are chants, rhymes or songs to get kids listening or quiet down a group. They are a huge…

Cancioncitas de los Andes is a wonderful CD and digital book set that introduces children to life in the Andes…

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…

In Spanish, The Itsy Bitsy Spider is La araña pequeñita, La itzi bitzi araña, Winsy, winsy araña or Wichi, wichi…

Luis Pescetti is a Grammy Award-winning children’s artist and author from Argentina and probably one of my favorite people. He…

The new video Imagine with Barney has a wonderful Spanish audio track filled with music. The producers of Barney are…

Música Vaca makes videos of traditional Spanish songs for children. Their video of Estrellita ¿dónde estás? – Twinkle, Twinkle Little…

Mariani Iranzi was kind enough to share her new Father’s Day song with me. It is a fun song and…

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winners Katie, Margaret and Martha (random.org numbers 35, 6, 46). Many thanks to…

Disclosure: Mariana Iranzi sent me a copy of Hola Hello so that I could write the following article. All of…

Spanish Fathers Day songs for language learners to sing with Dad.

These two songs by Miss Rosi are perfect to celebrate Father’s Day in Spanish. Miss Rosi is a well-known Peruvian…

This song and music video have a wonderful message for Mamá on Mother’s Day. The song is upbeat and fun…

spanish songs for kids cantoalegre

Cantoalegre is an amazing resource. This fabulous organization from Colombia offers free downloads of their Spanish songs for kids. They…

A Spanish poem for kids about animals and how they move.

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. It is an excellent time to a Spanish poem with children…

I recently received an email from a reader looking for Spanish songs for preschoolers about trains and other forms of…

I think this is a wonderful Spanish song for kids to sing as Mother’s Day approaches. It is called Yo…

The snow is almost gone here in Wisconsin, and many of us are talking and singing about the change of…

Printable Spanish posters help children learn the traditional song De colores.

The traditional folk song De Colores is sung throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The song is often associated with the Catholic…

Old McDonald is a song many English speakers learn when they are very young. The equivalent Spanish song for kids…