Category: Holidays

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with kids. It focuses on love and friendship, and cards…

Spanish Valentines

My classes start the first week of February, so I am in Manzanillo, Mexico for a couple of weeks. It…

Evaluate successful language learning with 15 questions for the new year.

The New Year is a time for taking stock and setting goals. If you have a child learning Spanish, or…

Spanish Christmas carols estrella

These gift boxes have lines from villancicos, traditional Christmas carols in Spanish. The pictures on the boxes represent the words…

Kids learn vocabulary with these Christmas color-by-number pages in Spanish.

Last week I shared two Spanish color-by-number pages that work well for talking about Christmas in Spanish-speaking countries. They are…

spanish winter vocabulary

Monarca Language has generously provided Spanish Playground with these Spanish winter vocabulary activities. If you have kids learning Spanish, these…

Spanish Christmas color by number pages of a piñata and a nativity scene.

These Spanish Christmas color-by-number pages teach colors, numbers and vocabulary. They are an excellent opportunity to talk to children about…

spanish printables winter

I made two printables to use with a listening activity I do with pictures of snowmen. These activities involve matching…

spanish christmas lesson

Spanish for You! has just added a Spanish Christmas lesson set with 10 days of lessons and materials. They are…

spanish stories kids no combina

I recently had the opportunity to write about two wonderful bilingual picture books. Marisol McDonald no combina and Marisol McDonald…

These Latino picture books are Spanish stories children will love as they learn language.

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina…

spanish thanksgiving craft

Thanksgiving crafts are an opportunity to practice Spanish food vocabulary and words related to turkeys. Many Spanish Thanksgiving crafts also…

spanish video thomas and friends

The new Thomas and Friends DVD has a Christmas title, Santa’s Little Engine, but kids will watch the 5 episodes…

Kids learn basic vocabulary as they read and color a Spanish Thanksgiving minibook.

Monarca Language is sharing a Spanish Thanksgiving minibook with Spanish Playground readers. The minibook Doy gracias is an excellent way…

Children celebrate the holiday with these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages to in class or at home.

Do you talk about what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner? It is a tradition at our house to…

Spanish Halloween printables include picture cands and a matching activity.

I like Halloween, but I have to admit that the anticipation seems to go on a long time, especially for…

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about a Day of the Dead book…

spanish halloween vocabulary

Halloween is more than candy and costumes. It is also a wonderful opportunity to practice all kinds of fun vocabulary…

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 color by number calavera

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

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…

learn spanish with pictures pumpkins

Talk about this photograph of two girls in a pumpkin patch to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

Las mañanitas is a traditional happy birthday song in Spanish.

Las mañanitas is a traditional song popular in Latin America. In Mexico, it is the equivalent of the Happy Birthday…

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

Nos vamos a México is picture book that teaches both language and culture to kids learning Spanish.

Nos vamos a México by Laura Krebs is one of my favorite Spanish stories for kids. This beautiful book is…

For years, OnlineFreeSpanish has offered an excellent set of free activities for children learning Spanish. Now they have a new…

Spanish nature walk

This summer my daughter has been working in a summer program with a Pre-K class of native Spanish speakers. They…

Ready for a multicultural adventure? You may have seen my post about this amazing group of Multicultural Kid Blogs. We…

Printable Spanish activities for talking nature walks with kids.

Looking and listening for specific things on a walk, kids can get lots of focused practice with the Spanish verbs…

I do not belong to many groups, and I have certainly never belonged to a group as cool as Multicultural…

spanish games for kids july

This printable Spanish game for kids uses words we associate with the 4th of July. It is a fun way…

Mariani Iranzi was kind enough to share her new Father’s Day song with me. It is a fun song and…

Spanish Fathers Day songs for language learners to sing with Dad.

These two songs by Miss Rosi are perfect to celebrate Father’s Day in Spanish. Miss Rosi is a well-known Peruvian…

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

This song and music video have a wonderful message for Mamá on Mother’s Day. The song is upbeat and fun…

Mother's Day printable Spanish poster to color.

Mother’s Day is El Día de la Madre or El Día de las Madres in Spanish. This Mother’s Day printable…

This printable activity consists of a short Spanish reading, photos and questions. The topic is el Día del Peatón, an…

I think this is a wonderful Spanish song for kids to sing as Mother’s Day approaches. It is called Yo…

This activity is based on a photo of recycling containers in Concepción, Paraguay. It teaches important vocabulary and also helps…

Spanish Earth Day phrases for kids to use as they talk about protecting the planet.

Earth Day is April 22nd, and these Spanish phrases remind us of ways we can take care of the planet…

The snow is almost gone here in Wisconsin, and many of us are talking and singing about the change of…

Spanish conversation questions to use with kids at Easter.

Easter is just a few days away and many of us will be spending time with friends and family. These…

Add context to this Spanish Easter word search to make it meaningul language.

Below you will find a word search with Spanish Easter vocabulary. The words go in all directions, including backwards. The…

Spanish games for kids using plastic eggs.

This time of year there are lots of plastic eggs around. If you find yourself with a few extra, consider…

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

This is the simplest activity ever, but children produce lots of Spanish as we play and they associate the words…

World Water Day, coordinated by the United Nations, is March 22, 2013. Earth Day is April 22. If you are…

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…

A Spanish Valentine game for kids where they complete a rhyme.

This is a Spanish Valentine game based on completing a two-line rhyme with a silly word. I do it with…

Los conejos (The rabbits) is a Spanish song for kids with lots of movement. Students learn it in preschool and…

Spanish Valentine cards to print and share with kids learning Spanish.

I know I am getting ahead of myself, but I thought it would be better to post these early. These…

A printable activity for celebrating Spanish New Year with children.

I am in Peru enjoying time with family and in just a few days we will be ringing in the…

The American Academy of Pediatrics published these New Year Resolutions in Spanish and English in 2010. In addition to being…

Christmas Printables for Spanish Learners

Christmas is just a week away! This post is a combination of various printable Christmas materials that teachers and parents…

spanish christmas vocabulary

The government of the Canary Islands hosts this set of activities called Jugando con palabras. The games use Spanish Christmas…

Spanish Christmas Vocabulary

OnlineFreeSpanish has a set of activities to introduce kids to Christmas vocabulary in Spanish. The words are supported with images…

Spanish curriculum for children

Spanish for You! is an elementary Spanish curriculum. If you are considering a curriculum, this is a good time to…

Spanish Christmas song

If you are looking for Spanish Christmas activities for your students or children, check out these resources. They were created…

elementary spanish curriculum sonrisas

Spanish books are the perfect gift for children learning the language! Sonrisas Spanish School is having a picture book sale…

spanish song for kids winter

This Spanish song for children is called Invierno. It is by Grupo Encanto and, as you can guess from the…