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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.

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

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 online game teaches children about los cinco sentidos, the five senses. La máquina de los sentidos is an activity…

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 teach gratitude and why it is important.

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

This online tool has the fun effect of writing in the sand. Of course, you can do the same activity…

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…

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 valentine printable color

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with kids. It focuses on love and friendship, and cards…

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…

spanish puzzle vocabulary

Did your child get a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas? Does your family do puzzles together? A jigsaw puzzle, or rompecabezas…

spanish games for kids tic tac toe

Tic tac toe has many names in Spanish. Three of the most common are tres en raya (Spain), gato (Mexico)…

color by number

These Christmas color-by-number pages in Spanish teach colors, numbers and Christmas vocabulary. They are an excellent opportunity to talk to…

Spanish Words Kids Love is a set of videos from Spanish Playground that teach language in context. The videos are…

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 games for kids vocabulary balloons

I think this Spanish vocabulary game is one of my better ideas for working with groups of kids. I call…

spanish halloween vocabulary

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

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…

Spanish questions for kids to use in games and other activities.

Questions in Spanish are useful for all kinds of activities and games. Children also have fun asking each other, or…

Nos vamos a México is picture book that teaches both language and culture to kids learning Spanish.

Nos vamos a México by Laura Krebs is one of my favorite Spanish stories for kids. This beautiful book is…

spanish verb practice basketball

I use this Spanish game for kids with small groups when I want to give them focused practice conjugating verbs…

Children learn shapes in Spanish as they move and play.

There are lots of hands-on activities that you can do with kids to teach the shapes in Spanish and use…

spanish story for kids brown bear

Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? is the translation of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?. This…

spanish alphabet activities

When we introduce the letter names and letter sounds to beginning Spanish learners, we associate the sounds with words. Learning…

spanish vocabulary crafts

I did not grow up doing arts and crafts and am not a crafty person. I think these projects can…