Tag: spanish playground games

Spanish hand clapping games are a fun language learning activity for children.

Traditional Spanish hand clapping games combine language, movement, rhythm and culture. There are many juegos de manos (juegos de palmas…

Spanish jump rope rhymes teach children vocabulary, structre and culture as they play.

Kids learn Spanish as they jump rope and chant rhymes.  The combination of movement and language inserts the words and…

games in spanish

Traditional games in Spanish teach language and culture. These 12 games are from Latin America and Spain. All of them…

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…

Spanish games for kids with a beach ball.

A beach ball, pelota de playa or balón de playa in Spanish, is a classic summer toy. It is inexpensive…

I write about lots of traditional playground games, hand-clapping games and jump rope rhymes that children play in Spanish. Recently…

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…

Colores is a Spanish song for children written and sung by Patty Shukla. The song gets kids up and moving…

The title of this Spanish song and game, A pares y nones, is Evens and Odds (numbers) in English. This…

¿Quién robó pan? is a traditional game played in many Spanish-speaking countries. It is a chant in the form of…

This traditional Spanish game is fun and active.

Mar y tierra is a traditional Spanish game kids play at recess. It is very simple and it can be…

Juguemos en el bosque is one of my favorite picture books to read to children learning Spanish. It teaches Spanish…

Printable Spanish scavenger hunts teach vocabulary to kids.

Kids love treasure hunts, the games where each clue leads to another clue and eventually to treasure. They also have…

This Spanish game has rhythm and clapping.

The traditional Spanish game, Debajo del puente (Under the Bridge), has several versions. It is a hand-clapping game and is…

It is fall, and in Wisconsin we have calabazas, or pumpkins, everywhere! 1,2,3 Calabaza is a traditional game children play…

There are several Spanish versions of London Bridge, the British children’s song. In Spanish it is called Este puente va…

I have a great time playing toma todo, or pirinola, with children learning Spanish. The phrases are simple and practical…

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

Hand clapping games in Spanish for kids.

Hand clapping games in Spanish are great language activities for children. These two hand clapping games in Spanish are each…

Hand clapping games in Spanish are fun and teach language.

My kids played lots of different hand clapping games in Spanish and English. There are many juegos de manos (also…

This game, Pelota de ping pong (Ping pong ball), has a simple song in Spanish, lots of movement, and takes…

My son A is 23 and he just got back from visiting my daughter, K, in Lima, Peru. He was…

This song in Spanish is about rowing a boat to find a lost love.  It is also a hand-clapping game…

A game of tag is an excellent opportunity to use Spanish with your child. The game has different names in…

Simon Says, or Simón dice in Spanish, teaches children words for body parts and can also teach common Spanish verbs…

My children played this game in Mexico when they were little, and my daughter Maggie also played it as a…

The game “rock, paper, scissors” is played all over the Spanish-speaking world.  In most countries it is piedra – rock…