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Category: Verbs

Kids get Spanish verb conjugation practice with this cut and paste activity.

I believe communicative instruction is the best way to teach and learn a language, so I try to keep my…

Spanish movement songs for teaching children first verbs in a fun, effective way.

Music, movement and language are a winning combination. Given that, it makes sense for kids to learn verbs like saltar…

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 learning songs focus on important vocabulary and verb forms.

Are you looking for some great songs to help kids learn Spanish? Spanish for You! has recently added music to…

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…

Me gusta is used in these songs for kids learning Spanish.

One of the first things kids learn in Spanish class is me gusta. Logically, they equate the structure with I…

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…

Spanish graphic organizers help kids master vocabulary.

Graphic organizers in Spanish are organizadores visuales or organizadores gráficos. Graphic organizers  are an wonderful tool to use with all…

Poem in Your Pocket Day is a perfect occasion for kids to share Spanish poems.

This year, we celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30. It is part of National Poetry Month and…

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…

Five easy Spanish activities to do with children.

Another week is winding down and it’s time for the Friday Five. You can use these easy Spanish activities over…

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…

A flip book in Spanish to teach children the verb ver.

The verb forms ves and veo are some of the first ones I teach my students. Ver is high-frequency vocabulary…

A printable activity to teach kids Spanish subject pronouns.

Kids first learn Spanish subject pronouns from context as you use them, especially to contrast what different people are doing…

Summer activities for kids in a printable list in Spanish.

Summer vacation is right around the corner, and we will all be doing lots of summer activities for kids. Many…

Kids learn Spanish with pictures answering questions about this photo.

Talking about this photograph of girls eating popcorn is an excellent Spanish speaking activity for kids. The questions that follow…

Activities for a picture book to teach Spanish animals.

This post has an affiliate link. Thanks for supporting Spanish Playground! Taro Gomi’s book My Friends/Mis amigos is one of…

The song Un amigo me enseñó from Babyradio is fun to sing with children learning Spanish and effectively teaches common…

clothing words in spanish

La ropa is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. This short video teaches Spanish…

spanish reading printable custom literacy book 3

I am happy to share a new Spanish reading printable from Custom Literacy. This sentence completion activity gives children the…

learn spanish

Talk about this photograph of kids playing baseball to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like all…

spanish stories for kids nos fuimos

In my work with Spanish learners, of course I look for picture books that teach Latino culture. Given that, it…

spanish words kids

Las verduras is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. These short videos teach essential…

spanish reading printable book 2

One of the most exciting things about working on Spanish Playground is sharing innovative materials like the books from Custom…

printable spanish valentine cards kids

These printable Valentine cards are made for kids to color and give to friends or family. They are perfect for…

Spanish Valentines

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

spanish words tiene

I am happy to share ¿Qué tiene?, a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series. These short videos teach…

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

spanish puzzle vocabulary

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

learn spanish with pictures catching frisbee

Talk about this photograph of a dog catching a Frisbee to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow…

spanish winter vocabulary

Monarca Language has generously provided Spanish Playground with these Spanish winter vocabulary activities. If you have kids learning Spanish, these…

spanish words juguetes

I am happy to share the second video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series, Los juguetes del mercado. These…

Chop Chop is a family cooking magazine published in both Spanish and English. This amazing magazine won the prestigious 2013…

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…

Rockalingua has a great song and video available free online to teach kids to express feelings in Spanish. Estoy contento…

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

spanish words veo collage

When children are engaged with the language, they learn. It can be a challenge, though, to keep kids engaged, especially…

It is important for kids to be able to introduce themselves, so we teach our children and students to say…

This is probably one of the best known Spanish songs for kids in the U.S. It was composed by Gil…

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

Are you looking for some fun material to get your students excited about Spanish and start the year off on…

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 association cards for kids.

I use these printable Spanish cards with kids to practice vocabulary and common verbs. They match the two cards that…

Kids learn Spanish color words with hands-on activities.

Playing with color is a wonderful way to speak Spanish with children. They learn or practice the Spanish color words…

Printable Spanish activities for talking nature walks with kids.

Looking and listening for specific things on a walk, kids can get lots of focused practice with the Spanish verbs…

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…

spanish games for kids july

This printable Spanish game for kids uses words we associate with the 4th of July. It is a fun way…

Mariani Iranzi was kind enough to share her new Father’s Day song with me. It is a fun song and…

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…

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…

This song and music video have a wonderful message for Mamá on Mother’s Day. The song is upbeat and fun…

Update – Storybird has made some changes so the stories cannot be embedded here. The links in the post below…

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

  Update – Storybird has made some changes so the story cannot be embedded here. The link in the post…

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

I think this is a wonderful Spanish song for kids to sing as Mother’s Day approaches. It is called Yo…

Many of you are familiar with MisCositas.com and the wonderful collection of resources available on the website. In addition to…