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Category: Body parts

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. …

Easy Spanish reading activity based on adding details to a picture of a snowman.

Drawing can be combined with easy Spanish reading for a fun comprehension activity. In this printable activity, kids do an…

Sana sana colita de rana is a traditional rhyme we say to children when they are hurt.

Summertime is full of scraped knees and elbows. With the bumps and bruises, we have many opportunities to say Sana…

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…

A Spanish Halloween activity where kids draw based on a description they read.

This Spanish Halloween printable is fun, effective vocabulary practice. Drawing activities like this are great for practicing reading or listening…

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…

These six chores help children learn Spanish vocabulary for household items and clothes.

Children learn by doing, and they learn a language best by talking about what they are doing. Household chores are…

A Spanish story that incorporates yoga for kids.

Are you looking for fun activities for the first week of school or a new morning routine for class or…

A Spanish reading comprehension activity for kids.

Isn’t Drago precioso? This photo was one of several taken for another project. I didn’t need it, but it was…

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…

online spanish vocabulary

Carrera de globos is a new online Spanish vocabulary game for learning key words in four categories. Players advance in…

An end of school year activity for young Spanish learners.

School is winding up for kids, and many of us are looking for an end of school year activity. One…

Spanish books for children published by Libros Arellano.

Let’s give a warm welcome to Libros Arellano! I have been waiting for years for more Spanish children’s books by…

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…

Spanish Valentine Reading and Speaking Activities

This is a reading and speaking activity for beginning Spanish learners. It uses hearts, so it is appropriate for Valentine’s…

Spanish Finger Plays

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

spanish story valentines day

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about the Spanish story Adivina cuánto te…

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

Spanish pattern activities for language learners.

Playing with patterns or sequences, kids can speak lots of Spanish. I like pattern activities because you can associate vocabulary…

spanish printables winter

I made two printables to use with a listening activity I do with pictures of snowmen. These activities involve matching…

Kids Yoga Stories weave yoga poses into the narrative. These stories are available in English and Spanish, and the Spanish…

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 thanksgiving craft

Thanksgiving crafts are an opportunity to practice Spanish food vocabulary and words related to turkeys. Many Thanksgiving crafts also focus…

Children celebrate the holiday with these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages to in class or at home.

Do you talk about what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner? It is a tradition at our house to…

spanish color by number simple skull

A few days ago I posted a color-by-number picture in Spanish of a traditional skull for Día de los Muertos…

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…

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…

spanish games for children bean bags

Kids love playing with bean bags. Like balloons and water, bean bags almost guarantee happy children and a successful activity…

Sukey Molloy connects with children through song, rhythm and movement. It is this connection that makes the Spanish audio on…

Kids Yoga Stories has another wonderful Spanish story for children. Lucas en un día en la playa integrates yoga into…

Chile Crece Contigo was established by the Chilean government to support and protect children and families. As one small part…

Talk about this photograph of a little girl and her dog to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

A printable Spanish activity with simple analogies.

Kids have fun solving analogies because they are mental puzzles. In this printable Spanish activity, they figure out the relationship…

Kids Yoga Stories recently published an post with a sequence of farm-related yoga poses for children. In addition to being…

Stress Free Kids publishes audio and picture books that help children reduce stress and lower anxiety. These stories are available…

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…

Many of us teach units on los sentidos, or the five senses. This familiar material works well for using common…

Preschoolers love imaginative play, so we do lots of it in my classes. One game that is always a big…

spanish song for children mummy

1, 2, 3 Momia Es is a playground game kids play in South America. In Mexico, the same game is…

Spanish story with yoga poses integrated into the text engages kids with language.

I am so excited to be able to share this book with Spanish Playground readers. Sofía en una aventura por…

Spanish coloring pages for kids.

These free Spanish coloring pages from Song School Spanish include lots of basic vocabulary. The pictures are big, clear and…

Sticky notes have to be one of the handiest inventions ever. In addition to keeping us organized, they are wonderful…

This video teaches the words for twelve Spanish body parts. It begins with a head and adds parts until there…

These patterns of common objects from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt can be used in lots of ways with children learning Spanish…

These printable puzzles are short, self-checking vocabulary or reading exercises. Kids cut the scrambled puzzle apart. Then, they match the…

Cantaré, a group based in the Washington D.C. area, performs and records songs in Spanish for children. Led by vocalist…

  Photograhs with simple descriptions are an excellent way for children to hear and learn Spanish. With pictures, kids understand…

The American Academy of Pediatrics published these New Year Resolutions in Spanish and English in 2010. In addition to being…

spanish listening practice

Kids in Wisconsin are building lots of snowmen this week, so we are talking about them in class too. This…

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! The winners (numbers chosen using random.org) are Iveth, Yogamama, Jessica…

I am really excited to share this set of six little story books for Spanish language learners. The set is…

Spanish Thanksgiving coloring pages teach vocabulary.

All of these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages are now available free of charge! Carlos Medrano, a graphic artist from…

Isabel Brazon of Baila Baila recently contacted me about sharing her Spanish songs for children with my readers. She is…

Listen to this short Spanish audio description of a common word and try to guess what it is. This is…

iPad apps for kids provide fun ways to practice a language. Gus on the Go is an app for learning…

I have written about 9letras before, but with the school year starting I thought it would be a good idea…

This free iPad app from Ridili teaches a simple finger play. The traditional rhyme, originally in German, is called Plums…

Online Spanish games for kids from the publisher Teide.

These online Spanish games are provided by the Spanish publisher Editorial Teide as support for their textbooks. They are designed…

Chuchuá (or Chuchuwa) is a song that kids sing and dance to in all kinds of groups. I have seen…