Use these printable activities to build Spanish sentences with beginning learners.

This activity is like putting together a puzzle as students create sentences to describe the pictures. They build Spanish sentences using three words by choosing a word of each color to construct the sentence. You can download two free versions of the activity below.

Spanish food songs teach vocabulary about fruit, vegetables, mealtime and healthy eating.

Singing Spanish food songs helps kids learn words and structures. So, try these 17 songs as a fun way to learn food vocabulary in Spanish.

Spanish science lessons connect language to important math and science concepts.

It is important for Spanish learners to use the language to learn about other disciplines. The ACTFL World Language Readiness Standards refer to this as Making Connections (3.1), and it is one of my favorite parts of teaching. I’ve found that kids especially love science lessons in Spanish class!

Use this picture match and minibook to learn common Spanish verbs.

Children acquire Spanish by hearing and reading the language in context. This picture match and mini-book for beginning readers use common Spanish verbs and support the meaning with cute pictures of cats.

Spanish tongue twisters are fun pronunciation practice for kids.

Spanish tongue twisters, or trabalenguas, are authentic language and packed with culture. They are also short, with rhyme and rhythm. But how do we make them useful for Spanish learners? A language has to be meaningful for kids to learn. That is the catch with Spanish tongue twisters.

Try these short Spanish songs in preschool and elementary Spanish classes.

I am always on the lookout for short Spanish songs to sing with kids. When I recently discovered Short + Fun Spanish Beats from Ana Calabrese, I knew the songs would fit right into my classes. Ana Calabrese, originally from Colombia, is raising a bilingual family in California. She began writing short Spanish songs to use in her classes,  and…