Adivinanzas de frutas are riddles about fruit perfect for kids learning Spanish.

Kids love guessing games and they also love fruit. Why not combine the two for some language learning? Here are our favorite adivinanzas de frutas.

We have lots of great printables, games and videos for learning las frutas. Check out all of our Fruit in Spanish: Learning Activities for Kids

Adivinanzas de Frutas Tradicionales

These adivinanzas are riddles. Traditional riddles are difficult for Spanish learners because they often depend on sophisticated vocabulary, double meaning and creating the name of the fruit when two sounds combine.

However, there are a few traditional adivinanzas that work well with kids learning Spanish. The riddles below use a fair amount of familiar vocabulary.

For more traditional adivinanzas, check out Spanish Riddles for Language Learners.

La pera

Blanca por dentro, verde por fuera.
Si quieres que te lo diga, espera.

And here’s another version.

Campanita, campanera,
blanca por dentro,
verde por fuera,
si no lo adivinas,
piensa y espera.

El plátano

Oro parece y plata no es,
¡y no lo adivinas de aquí a un mes!

And here’s another version.

Oro no es
Plata no es
Abre la cortina
y verás lo que es.

Adivinanzas de Frutas Fáciles

Adivinanzas de fruta include rhymes about apples, bananas, pears, pineapple and grapes.

I make riddles for Spanish learners using familiar vocabulary and structures. They are much easier than traditional riddles.

La manzana

Soy roja o verde,
del árbol puedo verte.
Cuando sopla el viento
Vas tú a recogerme.

La sandía

Verde por fuera,
roja por dentro.
agua y semillas
hay en el centro.

Las uvas

Moradas o verdes,
redondas y chicas.
Siempre en grupo
y en jugo muy ricas.

Juego de Adivinanzas de Frutas

Another favorite kind of adivinanzas is a guessing game where one person describes a fruit and the other person guesses what it is. The person giving clues to the fruit uses lots of related vocabulary, so it’s a great way to practice circumlocution.

Watch the videos below for examples of this kind of guessing game. Of course, what you describe does not have to be fruit. You can play with anything.

Giving clues takes practice, so I do the describing at first. With younger kids, even if they have plenty of language they will often mention the thing they are describing.

For novice learners, you can limit the options and add visual support to make it easier to guess. For example, you can set out pieces of fruit or pictures so kids are choosing from a closed set.

These short videos are fun listening practice and a good model for the kinds of clues kids can give as they play. You can find more guessing game videos on the Spanish Playground YouTube channel.

Videos de Adivinanzas de Frutas

These adivinanzas de frutas are a fun way to engage kids with language. Both riddles and guessing games with clues use related vocabulary and encourage kids to think about objects in a new way.

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