Category: Family

Use these Marisol McDonald and the Monster Spanish activities with language learners to make the most of this wonderful picture book by Monica Brown.

Monica Brown’s latest bilingual book featuring Marisol McDonald will delight children and bring a chorus of thanks from teachers and…

Photo collage of Spanish Mother’s Day activities including coloring sheets and printable bracelet.

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate moms and also to talk about family, emotions and daily routines with language…

Kids learn family members in Spanish with these activities using family trees.

Making a family tree is a common activity in language classes. Kids label their family members in Spanish. Teachers ask…

Maya's Blanket is an exceptional choice for kids learning Spanish.

Certain books have a difficult-to-define quality that makes them exceptional read alouds. Musical language, endearing characters and absorbing illustrations all…

A printable birthday poster to use with kids learning Spanish.

Quest Stories makes beautiful personalized books to celebrate a child’s birthday. They are working on a Spanish edition of the…

Delia Berlin has written an engaging Spanish story about eating well and staying healthy.

The charming new Spanish-language picture book by Delia Berlin, Dieta de Lunares, reminds children of the importance of eating well…

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…

Día del padre printable poster for children learning Spanish.

Father’s Day is next Sunday! Spanish Playground hopes kids celebrate their dads in as many ways and languages as they…

Spanish nutrition in picture books and activities for kids.

There are lots of excellent Spanish nutrition and health materials for kids. Many of these are available free and are…

A picture book by Mariana Llanos to help kids talk about emotions in Spanish.

Do you talk about emotions in Spanish with kids? Be sure to take a look at the picture book Mara…

Kids can use the Spanish phrases for Mothers Day in cards and crafts.

I think the most meaningful Mothers Day cards are the ones kids make themselves. You can find lots of fun…

Printable Día del Padre cards for kids learning Spanish.

A printable card for el Día del Padre is a good language activity for Spanish learners. There are many printable…

Spanish Valentines

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

Spanish picture books 2kk

2 Kurious Kids Second Adventure: Mexico is a picture book by Heidi Gill. It is intended for children ages three…

spanish stories kids no combina

I recently had the opportunity to write about two wonderful bilingual picture books. Marisol McDonald no combina and Marisol McDonald…

These two books are Spanish stories children will love as they learn language.

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina…

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…

Ideas for adding Spanish to a child's bedtime routine.

If your family speaks English or another language at home, it can be a challenge to set aside time for…

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…

Children like making a gift to give to their mothers for El Día de la Madre, but whether you are…

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…

This printable Spanish organizer is an activity to help children think about a character they will pretend to be. Kids…

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

Spanish activities for the first day of school.

School is starting soon!  These resources have Spanish activities for the first day of school.  They can certainly be used…

Cántame un cuento is a wonderful project by Natalia Spialter and Filip Tee, both of Spain. Together, they produce fun…

One of my favorite websites is Made by Joel. Joel Henriques is an artist and designer in Portland and he…

I love this card for Día del Padre! Several of my private students are going to be giving this tarjeta…

OnlineFreeSpanish has added a set of activities for Día del Padre. Follow the link below to reach these interactive games…

One of the most well-known songs for Father’s day in Spanish is Hoy tengo que decirte Papá. It has been…

Father’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. It is on June 17th this year, and for those…

This online game is called Mi familia. It is excellent for beginners learning family and house vocabulary or as a…

These entertaining Spanish books for children are very popular with my students. In class just last week a student got…

An animated video and Spanish Mother's Day song for children.

Sara Quintanar of Music with Sara has a wonderful song and video for El día de la madre. Mamá te…

Printable Spanish Mother’s Day cards with flowers and simple phrases.

Making Spanish cards and gifts for Mother’s Day, Día de la Madre, can be a good language learning activity. If…

Spanish mothers day song for early language learners.

BabyRadio is Internet radio in Spanish for children. It is from Spain, and you can read a post I wrote…

Spanish Mother’s Day cards to print and personalize.

Printable Spanish Mother’s Day cards are easy to use with kids learning Spanish. El Día de la Madre, Mother’s Day in…

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe on March 8th. If you are talking about this day of recognition…

You may have seen my posts about Nourish Interactive and their wonderful materials. It is a great bilingual website dedicated…

The album Uno, Dos – Songs for Learning Spanish is part of the educational project Sing with Señor. This music…

Talking about pictures is a great way to speak Spanish with children. Use this photo of a little girl and…

Let’s Learn to Speak Spanish: Conversational Workbook and CD is a set of worksheets and activities by Susana Murphy, published…

The Bilingual Baby DVD is a wonderful collection of images to support a voice-over narration of basic Spanish words and…

Do you have children starting Spanish in school? If you are looking for games and activities to supplement what they…

Spanish in a Basket was such a treat to get in the mail! It is a lovely wicker picnic basket…

9letras is the blog of Alberto Abarca Fillat of Huesca, Spain. Alberto shares educational material for teaching Spanish and the…

Storybird is such an amazing resource that it is hard to know where to begin to write about it. It…

Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by Pat Mora. This story fits into…

Children learning Spanish will identify with Juan, the little boy in this song who protests that it is too early…

The Diccionario Multimedia is from the Portal de Educación – Junta de Castillo y León.  It has common Spanish vocabulary…

I am always on the look out for pictures to use to teach Spanish to children. Ideally, the pictures are…

This set of 14 pages to color teaches values like generosity, cooperation and friendship to children who are native speakers…

In this video, two children are describing a common word in Spanish. The video is just one minute long, but…

Lots of kids really like word searches, or sopa de letras, in Spanish. As a supplemental activity, these puzzles can…

Learn Spanish with pictures like this photo of a mom and baby on a beach.

Talking about pictures is a great way to speak Spanish with children. The activities in Learn Spanish with Pictures are…

These are my favorite bilingual picture books to read to kids.  Margaret speaks English and Margarita speaks Spanish and reading…

Hand clapping games are a good way to engage children actively with the Spanish language. Por aquí pasó un caballo…

Activities for teaching children Spanish.

This is a free book of fun and practical activities for teaching children Spanish. ¡Aprendo jugando! Actividades de Español para…

Spanish website for kids with games and audio from el Centro Virtual Cervantes.

Mi mundo en palabras is part of the Centro Virtual Cervantes, a site created by the Instituto Cervantes of Spain…

Movies and television are excellent sources of authentic language for children and teens learning Spanish.  Young people all over the…