Category: Crafts

spanish color by number simple skull

A few days ago I posted a color-by-number picture in Spanish of a traditional skull for Día de los Muertos…

spanish story buenas noches

Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic picture book for young children. Like the original, the Spanish translation…

spanish color by number calavera

Día de los Muertos is a colorful celebration. Flowers, candles, and calaveras bring color to altars and graves as we…

Spanish games for kids elefante

Leanna is a stay-at-home mother to a sweet, funny, rambunctious three year old boy and his adorable, smiley baby brother…

day of the dead skulls

This month, many of us are talking about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with our children…

Check out the end of this post for fabulous Hispanic Heritage Month resources! Welcome to the Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Month…

preschool spanish monarca

Monarca Language offers an extensive selection of printable materials for teaching preschool Spanish. The units are designed for children 2-6…

spanish printable geography

Mi lugar en el universo is an activity that works well for kindergarteners and early elementary grades. It is a…

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 alphabet activities

When we introduce the letter names and letter sounds to beginning Spanish learners, we associate the sounds with words. Learning…

spanish vocabulary crafts

I did not grow up doing arts and crafts and am not a crafty person. I think these projects can…

Cancioncitas de los Andes is a wonderful CD and digital book set that introduces children to life in the Andes…

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…

spanish song story debajo boton

Debajo de un botón (Under A Button) is a traditional Spanish song for children. Kids love it because it is…

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…

In Spanish, The Itsy Bitsy Spider is La araña pequeñita, La itzi bitzi araña, Winsy, winsy araña or Wichi, wichi…

Spanish activity book for summer from Dodot.

These printable Spanish activity books have a selection of educational games for kids of different ages. Dodot is a Spanish…

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…

Children like making a gift to give to their mothers for El Día de la Madre, but whether you are…

Preschoolers love imaginative play, so we do lots of it in my classes. One game that is always a big…

Los pollitos is a printable story and coloring book of a traditional children’s song. In addition to the story-coloring pages…

Spanish coloring pages for kids.

These free Spanish coloring pages from Song School Spanish include lots of basic vocabulary. The pictures are big, clear and…

spanish days of the week wheel

These printable wheels make it easy to talk about the Spanish days of the week. The days are on the…

These patterns of common objects from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt can be used in lots of ways with children learning Spanish…

These printable puzzles are short, self-checking vocabulary or reading exercises. Kids cut the scrambled puzzle apart. Then, they match the…

I have used Spanish quotes with students of many different ages. They are good exposure to authentic language and also…

Spanish Thanksgiving coloring pages teach vocabulary.

All of these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages are now available free of charge! Carlos Medrano, a graphic artist from…

If ever there was a celebration that lends itself to coloring, it is Day of the Dead, or Día de…

We are so excited to be co-hosting the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop Fiesta! Hispanic Heritage Month is…

Aula Editores is a Chilean company that publishes a series of magazines for teachers: Aula Creativa, Aula Infantil and Aula…

One of my favorite websites is Made by Joel. Joel Henriques is an artist and designer in Portland and he…

Father’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. It is on June 17th this year, and for those…

End of school printable activity for kids learning Spanish.

At the end of the school year, kids have fun looking back on what they have done and learned. With…

I use background scenes and paper figures for lots of Spanish games and activities. You can find printable scenes online…

  Since the time I wrote this post, Northumberland Grid for Learning has begun to charge users who are not…

I recently wrote an article for SpanglishBaby on a mini-book activity that my students really enjoy. It is very simple…

April is National Poetry Month and it is a wonderful time to share poetry with children. The rhyme and rhythm…

Since the time I wrote this post, Northumberland Grid for Learning has begun to charge users who are not in…

I’m so happy to be a contributing writer for SpanglishBaby!  If you aren’t familiar with the site, it is a…

I did this project with a class last week to explore las texturas and the Spanish words to describe them…

This cube is a fun way to practice different actions like salta (jump) run (corre) and camina (walk). It also…

I needed something I could tie to a small treat so I made these little printable Spanish valentines. You can…

Finger puppets are a great way for preschoolers to practice Spanish greetings. These are often some of the first words…

Manitas is a magazine for kids published by the newspaper Prensa Libre of Guatemala. They have a fun set of…

These printable coloring sheets with words in Spanish reinforce vocabulary for parts of the house and common household objects. The…

This set of Spanish Valentine’s Day materials and activities is from the wonderful website Nourish Interactive. The materials include free…

These printable Spanish cards for Valentine’s day are a fun activity for children learning the language. Valentine’s day in Spanish…

printable spanish card

If you celebrate Christmas, Christmas cards are a fun way for kids learning Spanish to use the language.  In Spanish…

A Spanish game for teaching vocabulary and questions.

In Spanish, this game is a comecocos or a sacapiojos. In English, it is called a cootie-catcher, a chatterbox or…

              A find-it jar (or scavenger hunt in a bottle) is a great toy for kids who are learning Spanish…

I love using story sticks with kids learning Spanish. The pictures reinforce what they hear, and the movement helps them…

This short video from Discovery Kids lends itself to lots of Spanish learning activities. As Doki paints a picture, he…

Kids can learn lots of Spanish from a text-rich environment at home or in a classroom.  Posters, signs, bookmarks, screensavers…

Spanish website for kids with games and audio from el Centro Virtual Cervantes.

Mi mundo en palabras is part of the Centro Virtual Cervantes, a site created by the Instituto Cervantes of Spain…

Valentine’s day in Spanish is Día del amor y la amistad (The day of love and friendship), Día de San…

This butterfly Spanish craft activity is excellent listening practice for kids.

This Spanish craft activity is a butterfly made from a paper plate. Follow these simple steps to make the most…

A Spanish sun craft activity for language learners.

This activity is from Manualidades para niños; thanks to them for permission to embed the video with a translation and…