Category: Preschool Spanish Activities

reading to kids in Spanish

Research has shown that reading to children helps them learn vocabulary and improves listening comprehension skills. As a parent or…

Spanish vowels in a darling song for kids.

This vowel song and video are perfect for introducing kids to the Spanish vowels. They are by Atiempo Preescolar, a…

spanish words kids

Las verduras is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. These short videos teach essential…

spanish cognates

Anyone who speaks two or more languages knows the beauty of cognates. They give children learning Spanish a head start…

Spanish Finger Plays

Spanish has a wealth of traditional finger plays, rhymes and songs for children. Kids love games with actions, and these…

tips for language development

Research has shown that children learn more language when they are engaged in conversation than when they just listen to…

spanish song for kids elefante 2

Children all over the world sing about elephants swinging on a spider’s web, and keep singing and singing as they…

spanish puzzle vocabulary

Did your child get a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas? Does your family do puzzles together? A jigsaw puzzle, or rompecabezas…

Spanish pattern activities for language learners.

Playing with patterns or sequences, kids can speak lots of Spanish. I like pattern activities because you can associate vocabulary…

spanish games for kids tic tac toe

Tic tac toe has many names in Spanish. Three of the most common are tres en raya (Spain), gato (Mexico)…

A video and picture cards to teach Spanish words for kids.

Spanish Words Kids Love is a set of videos from Spanish Playground that teach language in context. The videos are…

spanish song for kids juancho pancho

Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories and today she shares one of her favorite Spanish songs for…

spanish words veo collage

When children are engaged with the language, they learn. It can be a challenge, though, to keep kids engaged, especially…

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…

Printable materials in Spanish for National Fire Prevention Week.

This year we recognize National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 5-11. It is an opportunity to teach and remind kids…

This is probably one of the best known Spanish songs for kids in the U.S. It was composed by Gil…

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…

Three great resources for teaching kids shapes in Spanish online.

The names of shapes, or las formas in Spanish, are basic vocabulary that children learn in preschool and kindergarten. Kids…

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…

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 nature walk

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

A printable list of common Spanish phrases to use with kids.

Parents of my students often ask me how they can start speaking Spanish with their children at home. Specifically, they…

Chile Crece Contigo was established by the Chilean government to support and protect children and families. As one small part…

Música Vaca makes videos of traditional Spanish songs for children. Their video of Estrellita ¿dónde estás? – Twinkle, Twinkle Little…

Disclosure: Mariana Iranzi sent me a copy of Hola Hello so that I could write the following article. All of…

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…

Kids Yoga Stories recently published an post with a sequence of farm-related yoga poses for children. In addition to being…

A printable Spanish game for learning sizies and comparisons.

This Spanish card game is a fun way for kids to learn vocabulary and practice comparisons. It is based on…

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

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

Spanish vocabulary games about animals teach nouns and verbs in a fun way.

I use picture cards for all kinds of games and activities. This PDF has the following sets for 12 animals:…

Spanish train songs are an excellent addition to a transportation theme.

Spanish train songs are fun to add to a transportation theme, or a you can even do train theme.  I…

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

Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning and having fun…

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

In this printable Spanish board game, kids move around the board by clapping and counting the number of syllables in…

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…

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…

Sticky notes have to be one of the handiest inventions ever. In addition to keeping us organized, they are wonderful…

Semillitas is a Spanish language cable television channel for preschoolers from SomosTV. In Wisconsin, it is available through Charter Communications…

spanish game for kids

I play this simple Spanish game for kids with students and they love it. I usually play with preschoolers, but…

  Photograhs with simple descriptions are an excellent way for children to hear and learn Spanish. With pictures, kids understand…

spanish listening practice

Kids in Wisconsin are building lots of snowmen this week, so we are talking about them in class too. This…

  These printable Spanish alphabet cards from Mr. Printables are free to download for personal and classroom use. I make…

I made this game recently to play with several of my private students who are learning to read, but it…

These Spanish fall songs for children teach vocabulary related to seaons and the weather.

Spanish fall songs for kids are a perfect way to make language relevant and learn important vocabulary related to the…

Spanish rhyming word cards for kids to play a variety of games.

These two sets of printable Spanish cards have pictures of words that rhyme. There are thirty pairs, sixty words in…

This Spanish song for children is about the arrival of fall, and children learn it in many preschools in Latin…

I wrote this rhyme to read with children learning Spanish. Kids help tell the story by providing phrases based on…

While I am here in Mexico, I bought more of these pinzas to use in my classes and I realized…