Category: Values

Kids learn kind words in Spanish with sorting activities, proverbs, coloring pages and a happiness project.

An important aspect of learning to be kind is understanding the power of language to help and hurt others. Spanish…

Mariana Llanos discusses her inspiration for her book The Wanting Monster.

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer and mother of three. She has published six children’s books available in English and…

Spanish sayings with printable matching cards to teach language.

Popular refrains and proverbs are a part of daily life in Spanish-speaking homes. Spanish sayings put everyday events into a…

Pledge of allegiance in Spanish for kids.

The 4th of July is an opportunity to talk to children about the history of the United States. The celebration…

Yoga story in Spanish teaches children that happiness comes from within.

Spanish is tons of fun, but children can learn more than language as they read, sing and play. Kids are…

Feliz Navidad
Teaching kindness and kind language is important for kids learning Spanish.

A big part of teaching kindness to children is teaching them the power of language to help and hurt others…

Life lessons learned from Spanish grammar.

Languages shape our perceptions. Usually I understand that concept in terms of subtleties of meaning or interaction. Recently though, inspired…

teaching spanish learners

We all know that children absorb a lot of what we do and say. It is a boon when it…

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…

craft activity ebook

As a part of a Multicultural Kid Blogs group, I have the opportunity to learn more about many different world…

spanish black history month

It is hard to find good resources for teaching kids about Black history in the United States in Spanish. With…

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…

spanish thanksgiving craft

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

Kids learn basic vocabulary as they read and color a Spanish Thanksgiving minibook.

Monarca Language is sharing a Spanish Thanksgiving minibook with Spanish Playground readers. The minibook Doy gracias is an excellent way…

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…

day of the dead skulls

This month, many of us are talking about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with our children…

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…

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…

Class rules in Spanish help preschoolers have fun and treat each other well.

Class rules in Spanish can help establish a positive, cooperative atmosphere and are also an opportunity for language learning. This…

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

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…

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 Mothers Day text to print and color.

Mother’s Day is El Día de la Madre or El Día de las Madres in Spanish. In the U.S. this…

This printable activity consists of a short Spanish reading, photos and questions. The topic is el Día del Peatón, an…

This activity is based on a photo of recycling containers in Concepción, Paraguay. It teaches important vocabulary and also helps…

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…

Andaluna and Samir are characters in animated Spanish videos for kids produced by the government of Andalucía to teach children…

I have used Spanish quotes with students of many different ages. They are good exposure to authentic language and also…

A printable activity for celebrating Spanish New Year with children.

I am in Peru enjoying time with family and in just a few days we will be ringing in the…

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

Dia de muertos activity for kids learning Spanish

Talk about this photograph of a Day of the Dead altar to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

Relajo en la cocina is a Mexican story that I read to my children when they were little. It is…

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

This one-minute Spanish video is good listening and language practice for children. You can just watch together, or you can…

Printable Spanish activities from Udicom.

This extensive set of free printable materials has lots of wonderful activities for Spanish language learners. It is offered by…

I am participating once again in http://latinaish.com/ ‘s Spanish Friday.  Join us! Hace unas semanas un grupo de amigos hablábamos…

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

Fiesta Femenina is a collection of captivating stories with wonderful characters.  They are drawn from the legends of the indigenous…

Whoever you are is a beautiful book with a moving message about our common humanity. It is by Australian author…

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