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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…

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…

With this active Spanish color game, kids pratice listening and speaking with basic vocabulary.

I based this active Spanish color game on an activity kids do in P.E class. It works well for the…

Spanish information gap game for kids to play with picture cards.

Recently, when I wanted a quick Spanish information gap activity, I created a game called Name that Card. Information gap…

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…

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…

This easy card trick with video and transcript teaches kids basic words in Spanish.

This easy card trick is framed as a story about three thieves. With a couple of simple props, it is…

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…

Six reading games to help kids learn vocabulary and develop reading skills.

Playing reading games encourages kids to use Spanish and think about what they have read. These 6 games are easy…

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…

Spanish quiz questions are a fun way for children to practice familiar vocabulary in a new context.

As the school year winds down and kids get restless, games help keep them engaged. I use these Spanish quiz…

A printable Spanish card game to practice country names and size words.

I call this printable Spanish card game Batalla de tamaños. It is based on the traditional game where two players…

Spanish listening games help kids develop the ability to hear key words in context.

Kids practice listening all the time. When they listen to conversation, instructions, music, or a story they are developing their…

I Spy games for kids learning Spanish can be adpated to teach vocabulary related to any theme.

Last week I read Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s Oso Pardo, oso pardo ¿qué ves ahí? to a class…

Kids hear and do Spanish actions as they play this spinner game.

This game with Spanish actions keeps kids laughing, moving and thinking. It is easy to make and play and can…

Spanish jump rope rhymes teach children vocabulary, structre and culture as they play.

Kids learn Spanish as they jump rope and chant rhymes.  The combination of movement and language inserts the words and…

This Spanish guessing game teaches vocabulary and letter sounds.

This Spanish guessing game teaches letter sounds, vocabulary and pronunciation. The idea for the game came out of moment of…

Secret messages and codes are fun language activities for kids learning Spanish

As teachers and parents, we want kids to read and write as much Spanish as possible. Like all teachers, I…

Spanish vocabulary games with pictures keep kids motivated and learning.

Debbie Annett is the author of Spanish for You!, a curriculum for home or class use for grades 3-8. She…

Spanish Valentine games and crafts help children learn language with hands-on fun.

Many Valentine’s Day activities incorporate language and can be adapted to Spanish learning. Try these hands-on Spanish Valentine games and…

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…

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…

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…

Semillitas has educational and cultural contentin Spanish for preschoolers.

Semillitas is a Spanish language cable television channel from SomosTV. It offers educational and culturally rich content for preschoolers. If…

Peru facts for kids in a reading and crossword puzzle.

It is important to introduce children to different Spanish-speaking countries. These Peru facts and crossword puzzles are a good place…

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…

Los cinco sentidos for children learning Spanish.

This game about the five senses has been removed from Discovery Kids. I’m leaving this post because it has lots…

These fun game apps can also be played in Spanish.

Are your kids playing game apps in Spanish? Of course, there are lots of educational apps, but there are also…

Spanish learning games with questions make language fun.

I play lots of different kinds of Spanish learning games with students. Some of their favorites are quiz-type games, so…

Oh Noah is a digital series to teach children Spanish.

Have your kids met Noah? He is the protagonist of the PBS KIDS digital series Oh Noah!, designed to introduce…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spanish questions and answers to use with kids for games and activities.

Kids love quiz-type Spanish questions and answers. They are useful to have on hand in class or for games at…

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…

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…

Hands-on Spanish games using stick bombs teach children vocabulary.

I’m always looking for hands-on Spanish games. The more kids physically interact with words by moving them and ordering them…

Spanish questions for kids to use in games and activities with language learners.

Let’s start 2015 with a new set of Spanish questions to use with language learners. I use these questions for…

Top Spanish activities for kids in 2014 from Spanish Playground.

In 2014, readers viewed almost 2 million pages (1,966,896 page views from Jan 1- Dec 30) on Spanish Playground. Which…

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 Thanksgiving activities that include nature vocabulary.

It is easy to tie almost any vocabulary into Thanksgiving activities. After all, we are thankful for family, food, community…

Thanksgiving activities for kids like this gratitude game can also be an excellent source of language.

Journey to the Gratitude Garden or Viaje al jardín de la gratitud is without a doubt one of the best…

Spanish learning games for kids in middle school.

Recently a reader asked about adapting Spanish learning games, specifically a dice game, for middle school. The game she asked…

Spanish game Bananagrams is great for kids learning Spanish.

Bananagrams in Spanish is great for native speakers, but there are also fun variations that you can play with language…

Spanish vocabulary games for kids using drawings of stick figures.

Stick figures can be used for lots of Spanish vocabulary games. For example, in the printable I have included, kids…

Five Spanish activities for elementary students that require no preparation.

It’s Friday and time for the Friday Five! These five Spanish activities for elementary students will help you speak the…

Spanish word games for kids using Bananagrams.

My kids grew up playing all kinds of Spanish word games. One of my favorites was definitely Bananagrams. It was…

Five fun activities help kids speak Spanish.

Use these easy activities to help kids speak Spanish. With these low-prep activities, kids speak Spanish as they play online…

Apps for kids for reading in Spanish on the iPad and iPhone.

Finding quality Spanish language applications for the iPad and iPhone can be a challenge. This is partly because the iTunes…

Easy Spanish activities for kids at a variety of levels.

It’s time for the Friday Five. Use these easy Spanish activities to keep kids engaged with the language over the…

Fun spanish activites including songs, online games and printables..

Here are this week’s Friday Five – five fun Spanish activities to do with kids. These are low-prep ways to…

A scavenger hunt in Spanish for kids.

Many of us will be going to fireworks displays this weekend. Here is a printable scavenger hunt in Spanish that…

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…

sand writing

Writing in the sand is tons of fun! The cool online tool that this post was originally about is no…

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…

An online Spanish game to teach letter names and vocabulary.

OnlineFreeSpanish has a new game called ¿Puedes ver lo que yo veo? It is a searching game, which kids of…