Category: Toys and Games

This is a game I play with kids to practice the verbs ver, querer and tener in the first person…

This free online game is the perfect first game for children starting to learn Spanish. Kids do not have to…

This resouce has moved since I wrote the post. If I can find the materials, I’ll update the link. These…

This is a set of Thanksgiving materials and activities in Spanish from the wonderful website Nourish Interactive. The free printable…

This online Spanish game with native-speaker audio is a good way for children to practice vocabulary and listening comprehension while…

The Bilingual Baby DVD is a wonderful collection of images to support a voice-over narration of basic Spanish words and…

With these free printable pictures, kids find the differences and practice common Spanish words. These Spanish activities, Encuentra las diferencias…

Este dedito compró un huevito (this little finger, or toe, bought an egg) is a Spanish rhyme that you say…

Do you have children starting Spanish in school? If you are looking for games and activities to supplement what they…

Spanish in a Basket was such a treat to get in the mail! It is a lovely wicker picnic basket…

Bingo in Spanish is a good way to review vocabulary with kids of any age and it is good listening…

!Qué globos bonitos!  What pretty balloons! Use this simple activity to practice colors in Spanish with the photo of balloons…

I use this simple game, He pensado un número, to review numbers in Spanish and teach mayor (greater) and menor…

It is fall, and in Wisconsin we have calabazas, or pumpkins, everywhere! 1,2,3 Calabaza is a traditional game children play…

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

These online games are a really good way to practice numbers in Spanish. Kids match the number they hear to…

At the end of my last post, I mentioned a video of a clapping game with cups called Escatumbararibê. The…

My students really like clapping patterns with Spanish words. I keep it simple by using a combination of beats on…

The games on Jugarjuntos.com are designed for native Spanish speakers, but they work well with young Spanish language learners too…

The activities in this post have been updated for 2012. You can find them here: The Days of the Week…

There are several Spanish versions of London Bridge, the British children’s song. In Spanish it is called Este puente va…

  Use the right shape to open the cage and set the animals free! This simple online game was designed…

A text-rich environment is very important for children learning Spanish. One of the difficulties of teaching Spanish as a minority…

This is a quick, simple activity to review food vocabulary with children learning Spanish. Tengo hambre y quiero comer is…

Por lo general no me gustan los juegos. El ajedrez y los juegos de cartas no me interesan lo suficiente…

You can use this simple dice game to practice specific vocabulary with children who are learning Spanish. To play this…

I use dice games in my Spanish classes and also as a take-home activity. The games are easily adapted for…

This is a set of four games to teach vocabulary. I think they are great for children learning Spanish because…

In this video, two children are describing a common word in Spanish. The video is just one minute long, but…

What a fun way to review basic vocabulary in Spanish! This video is by a speech and language therapist in…

This is a popular Spanish language song and game based on opposites. Kids play it in lots of Latin American…

Lots of kids really like word searches, or sopa de letras, in Spanish. As a supplemental activity, these puzzles can…

Children play Frío o caliente in Spanish the same way they play Hot or Cold in English. There are just…

I have a great time playing toma todo, or pirinola, with children learning Spanish. The phrases are simple and practical…

This online activity was designed for native Spanish speakers, but works well with Spanish language learners too.  The concept is…

  These printable cards in Spanish are from Interpeques. The questions are about the natural world and the answers include…

Hand clapping games are a good way to engage children actively with the Spanish language. Por aquí pasó un caballo…

Hand clapping games in Spanish for kids.

Hand clapping games in Spanish are great language activities for children. These two hand clapping games in Spanish are each…

Hand clapping games in Spanish are fun and teach language.

My kids played lots of different hand clapping games in Spanish and English. There are many juegos de manos (also…

These online Spanish games involve matching simple text to the correct picture. You change objects in a scene to make…

This game, Pelota de ping pong (Ping pong ball), has a simple song in Spanish, lots of movement, and takes…

You can use El Señor Cara de Papa (or El Señor Cara de Patata, as he is known in Spain)…

The website OnlineFreeSpanish.com has lots of entertaining activities and games for Spanish language learners.  For children learning the letters in…

Activities for teaching children Spanish.

This is a free book of fun and practical activities for teaching children Spanish. ¡Aprendo jugando! Actividades de Español para…

For all of my classes, I have a set of short, entertaining activities to fall back on at times when…

This is a great set of online activities for introducing the body parts in Spanish or for focused practice with…

My son A is 23 and he just got back from visiting my daughter, K, in Lima, Peru. He was…

Try speaking Spanish with your child by playing with the I Spy cards. The bright cards with their assortment of…

The game Veo, Veo in Spanish is I Spy in English. In addition to the guessing game that children play…

Veo veo is a great game to play with children learning Spanish.

The game I Spy is Veo, veo in Spanish, and it begins with a simple rhyme – a question-answer exchange…

Children can draw on information they already know to understand new Spanish vocabulary and structures.  When teachers and parents talk…

This post of gifts for children learning Spanish has been update for 2015. Find the new gift guide here. Gifts for…

I love these P’kolino multi-solution puzzles for teaching body parts and colors in Spanish.  There are many ways to do…

Recently,  I have had several parents ask for recommendations for toys to give as gifts to their children who are…

These activities are made by the Asociación de Educadores Infantiles to teach colors to native Spanish speakers. The activities have…

Highlights has many printable hidden picture activities on their website. Kids like looking for the hidden pictures, and these can…

This is a game that involves odd and even numbers, guessing, and counting in Spanish. It is called Pares o…

Spanish rhymes, like eeny-meeny-miny-mo in English, are an easy way to add Spanish to your home or classroom. These are…

This simple game is called Encuentre el bebé (Find the Baby). Each screen presents a different scene, such as a…

Veo, veo is I spy in Spanish. This online game is for designed to teach native Spanish speakers the letter…