Use these monthy calendar activities to teach children the Spanish days of the week.

Many teachers see students only once or twice a week, and talking about the Spanish days of the week in a concrete way is more difficult. One solution is to use the calendar of the current month as a reference. Using the calendar of any month, children can practice questions, numbers, and the days of the week.

Start with Songs

I introduce the Spanish days of the week with songs first. We talk about how the months and the days of the week are not capitalized in Spanish, and the week begins on Monday on Spanish language calendars.

Calendar Questions with Spanish Days of the Week

Here are some ways to practice the Spanish days of the week using a calendar.

  • Count the different days of the week together.  You can say, Vamos a contar los días lunes (martes, miércoles) en el mes de…… ¿Cuántos hay? / Let’s count the Mondays (Tuesdays, Wednesdays) in the month of…. How many are there?
  • Choose an event or celebration and ask what day of the week it will be. These can be culturally significant dates or something more personal like birthdays. For example:

    El 18 de septiembre se celebra el Día de la Independencia de Chile. ¿Qué día de la semana va a ser? Sí, va a ser lunes, 18 de septiembre.

    El 15 es el cumpleaños de Kate. ¿Qué día de la semana va a ser? Sí, va a ser domingo, 15 de octubre.

    El 31 de octubre se celebra Halloween. ¿Qué día de la semana va a ser? Sí, va a ser martes, 31 de octubre.

  • Ask these questions:

¿Cuántos días tiene el mes de…?
¿Qué día de la semana es el primer día del mes de …?
El otoño/invierno/primavera/verano comienza el 21 de ….  ¿Qué día de la semana va a ser?
¿Cuántos días lunes tiene este mes?
¿Cuántos días domingo (u otro día) tiene este mes?
¿El mes de …. tiene más días lunes o más días jueves?
¿Qué día de la semana va a ser el último día del mes de …?
¿Cuántas semanas completas tiene este mes?

  • You can also use questions about the Spanish days of the week as reading practice. Here is a printable set of questions for the month of September 2017.

Printable Questions – septiembre 2017

Questions for kids to practice Spanish days of the week and reading.

Calendars to Practice Spanish Days of the Week

Monthy calendars for kids to practice the Spanish days of the week.

You can find monthly Spanish calendars online to print or project in class. Here are a few months to get you started.

septiembre 2017
octobre 2017
noviembre 2017

Spanish Days of the Week Wheel

I also use a wheel to practice the Spanish days of the week. I posted my very basic wheel on Spanish Playground years ago. You can find cuter ones now on Teacher Pay Teachers, but if you want something simple, this one works fine. You can find it here: Spanish Days of the Week – Printable Wheels

Using the calendar as a reference makes it easy to practice the Spanish days of the week. It is also an excellent review of numbers. How do you learn the days of the week in your class? Please share your favorite activities in the comments!

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