Category: Toys and Games

spanish vocabulary crafts

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

Spanish association cards for kids.

I use these printable cards with simple Spanish associations to practice vocabulary and common verbs. Kids match two related cards…

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…

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

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…

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…

A set of printable Spanish questions for kids.

These printable Spanish questions and pictures are an excellent activity for language learners. They are part of Una preguntita, a…

Question in Spanish for children to use in games.

Una preguntita is a continually growing collection of questions in Spanish that encourage kids to draw on information they know…

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…

Spanish questions for games teach kids vocabulary and verbs.

These questions in Spanish are useful for all kinds of activities, including board games, classroom games or just asking each…

These two online games are from Educapeques. They are designed to teach basic concepts and prepositions to native Spanish speakers…

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 questions for games and activities with language learners.

These Spanish questions are based on vocabulary children learn early in their exposure to the language. The questions include words…

Spanish questions for beginners to use in games.

This set of Spanish questions is based on some of the first vocabulary that children learn. The questions include words…

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…

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 color game teaches children color vocabulary and color mixing.

Discovery Kids has created a Spanish color game called El juego de los colores. The game has wonderful, clear audio…

General knowledge questions in Spanish for fun and learning.

Una preguntita is a continually growing collection of questions that encourage kids to draw on information they know to understand…

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…

In the game La Rueda del Saber, the Wheel of Knowledge, players answer questions in different categories. This online version…

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…

Colores is a Spanish song for children written and sung by Patty Shukla. The song gets kids up and moving…

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

Teaching words as opposites, antónimos or opuestos, increases a child’s Spanish vocabulary. The relationship between the two concepts helps kids…

spanish game for kids

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

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

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

This app is no longer available in the US store. I will update this post if the developer brings it…

iPad apps for kids provide fun ways to practice a language. Gus on the Go is an app for learning…

My children played this game in Spanish all the time with their friends in Mexico. They call it Basta, but…

I have written about 9letras before, but with the school year starting I thought it would be a good idea…

This free iPad app from Ridili teaches a simple finger play. The traditional rhyme, originally in German, is called Plums…

This activity involves acting out a series of movements with prepositions, like encima de una silla or debajo de una…

Online Spanish games for kids from the publisher Teide.

These online Spanish games are provided by the Spanish publisher Editorial Teide as support for their textbooks. They are designed…

I just cannot bring myself to write a real back-to-school post yet, but I know that a lot of us…

Tripas de gato is a traditional game my kids played in Mexico, and it can easily be adapted as a…

This online game in Spanish teaches children about the five senses. La máquina de los sentidos is a game from…

The title of this traditional Spanish number game, a pares y nones, means evens and odds in English. It is…

¿Quién robó pan? is a traditional game played in many Spanish-speaking countries. It is a chant in the form of…

The Noyo Spanish Vocab app for iPad is a supplemental vocabulary builder for beginning Spanish learners. It is available from…

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

School is almost over and I have been playing some of the games that we played at the beginning of…

I have played this game with kids of all ages to practice Spanish vocabulary. I call it Aquí tenemos… (Here we…

Si yo pongo mis dos manos para arriba is a rhyme that children learn in preschool in Latin America. The…

This traditional Spanish game is fun and active.

Mar y tierra is a traditional Spanish game kids play at recess. It is very simple and it can be…

In this Spanish song and game, El teléfono, kids sing that the phone is ringing and pretend to answer and…

This online game has falling pictures of words that contain the syllables ca, co, cu, que and qui.  Using the…

Manzanita del Perú and En un café are traditional counting-out rhymes to start games. For both, kids usually count to…

Juguemos en el bosque is one of my favorite picture books to read to children learning Spanish. It teaches Spanish…

Kids can practice Spanish days of the week, months and numbers with this online activity. It is simple, but excellent…

Spanish game for Valentines Day matches verbs and pronouns.

This Valentine’s Day game is a version of memory. I based the cards on the phrases on candy conversation hearts…

Printable Spanish scavenger hunts teach vocabulary to kids.

Kids love treasure hunts, the games where each clue leads to another clue and eventually to treasure. They also have…

This Spanish game has rhythm and clapping.

The traditional Spanish game, Debajo del puente (Under the Bridge), has several versions. It is a hand-clapping game and is…

                  These two award-winning Spanish audio CDs by Beth Manners are designed to introduce children ages 2-7 to Spanish. Playtime…

This printable Spanish cootie catcher teaches vocabulary for colors, animals and Christmas.

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