Category: Vocabulary

Image of Spanish animal cards in the free download.

I love talking about animals with Spanish learners because the kids have so much to say. Picture cards make it…

Image of the actors in a scene from the present tense Spanish story video.

Spanish learners need to hear language in context, and everyone loves an entertaining story. With that in mind, we created…

Image of picture-text Spanish reading practice for beginners

This Spanish reading practice for beginners is easy to use in different ways. The printable pages have 12 picture cards…

Cover of the free spanish pdf book showing the animals in the content.

Ser and tener are some of the first verbs language learners understand and use on a regular basis. Of course…

Objectives of Spanish mindfulness activities.

If ever there has been a moment for practicing mindfulness, this is it. These are stressful days for everyone, including…

A list of positive praise vocabulary to use with Spanish learners.

As a teacher, parent, and now grandparent, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and learning about effective ways to…

Shows the exercises and a sceen from the video to teach Spanish plant vocabulary.

Las plantas is a short video conversation about plants in Spanish. Juan and Pamela talk about planting seeds to introduce…

Shows the board for the go fish spanish card game

Encuentra los animales is a printable Go Fish Spanish game to practice animals, places and verbs. Players look for animals…

These are the four Spanish spring vocabulary infographics you can download.

It’s May, and it’s beautiful. This month is going to be a hard one in many ways, but spring is…

The los pollitos lyrics in a printable picture book for kids learning Spanish.

Spring is on the way, and Los pollitos dicen is the perfect song to sing with language learners. Children sing…

These printable activities based on the video help students learn prices in Spanish.

Los precios is a short video conversation among three friends. The video uses basic Spanish to talk about a series…

These are two of the titles of the personalized bilingual books available from Snowflake Stories.

We all want our children to have the opportunity to read books that reflect our families and the languages we…

Eamples of easy authentic foods for Spanish class.

Learning about food from Spanish-speaking countries is an important part of learning language and understanding culture. It’s an excellent way…

Learn Spanish health vocabulary with this video and these printable activities.

La salud is a short video conversation about not feeling well. With this video students learn Spanish health vocabulary, how…

Spanish song books with music kids can hear by pressing a button make language learning easy.

I recently discovered Lufi & Friends Spanish song books with built-in music, and they are fabulous! Children can push a…

Guanajuato restaurants offer a wide range of delicious options.

I’ve just finished up a couple of weeks of work in Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico. It’s always hard to leave because…

Spanish vocabulary infographics with pictures and text for language learners.

In general, with novice learners I teach high frequency Spanish vocabulary that is general enough to understand in a range…

Adivinanzas de frutas are riddles about fruit perfect for kids learning Spanish.

Guessing games and fruit are two of our favorite things. Why not combine them for some language learning? Here are…

Use these school supply in Spanish listening activities with the short video conversation.

Los útiles escolares is a video conversation about school supplies. Talking about classroom supplies and objects is an important part…

Use this collection of games to teach Spanish body parts to kids.

Body parts are some of the first words children learn in Spanish and there are lots of fun games to…

Use this 10 page PDF of Spanish question words practice activities with language learners or native speakers.

Spanish question words are essential vocabulary and learners need to practice them in different contexts. The activity pages below are…

Listening activities for a video to learn clothes in Spanish

La ropa is a video conversation in Spanish about what to wear. Talking about what clothes to wear to an…

Listening activities to learn time in Spanish with a short video conversation.

La hora is a short video conversation about daily activities and time in Spanish. Because talking about routines is a…

These Spanish reading games have descriptions to go with pictures of dogs and people.

Spanish reading games are an easy way to have fun with language. For example, these two I Spy games let…

Listening activities for a video about setting the tabel in Spanish.

Poner la mesa is a short video conversation about setting the table in Spanish. Everyday tasks like table setting are…

Use these listening comprehension activities for a video on saying thank you in Spanish.

Our short video conversations are a fun way to expose kids to natural language. One of our favorite videos is…

These activities introduce kids to words for clothes in Spanish in a natural context.

All of us get dressed every day, so clothes are a big part of life and important vocabulary for kids…

Use these activities to teach Spanish numbers for kids learning a second language.

Learning numbers in Spanish is more than learning to count. Counting is a good place to start, but numbers are…

These flower themed activities are a fun way to learn Spanish colors.

Talking about flowers is a terrific way to learn colors in Spanish. In addition, kids learn other important Spanish vocabulary…

These bilingual color books are sturdy board books for little hands.

Board books are an important part of children’s first experiences with reading, so I choose them carefully. For example, these…

Songs, videos and printable activities help kids learn fruit in Spanish.

Kids love fruit and eat a lot of it, so they like to learn fruit in Spanish. Here are some…

Use these activities to learn Spanish for kids colors and other basic vocabulary.

Spanish color words let kids describe their world and they also lend themselves to lots of fun activities. That’s why…

Use these printable activities to build Spanish sentences with beginning learners.

This activity is like putting together a puzzle as students create sentences to describe the pictures. They build Spanish sentences…

Spanish food songs teach vocabulary about fruit, vegetables, mealtime and healthy eating.

Singing Spanish food songs helps kids learn words and structures. So, try these 17 songs as a fun way to…

Spanish science lessons connect language to important math and science concepts.

It is important for Spanish learners to use the language to learn about other disciplines. The ACTFL World Language Readiness…

Use this picture match and minibook to learn common Spanish verbs.

Children acquire Spanish by hearing and reading the language in context. This picture match and mini-book for beginning readers use…

Sink or float in Spanish is an easy experiment with useful vocabulary.

Hands-on learning is the best way to process language, so simple science experiments are perfect for children learning Spanish. Sink…

Two Spanish winter vocabulary games to play with dice and printable game boards.

I recently made these two roll-and-answer dice games to practice words related to winter clothes and weather.  You can find…

These free Spanish PDF books for kids use simple sentences and common vocabulary.

Many of my students are novice learners, so I need Spanish books for beginners. Of course, we read picture books…

Spanish jokes about food teach children common vocabulary.

Spanish jokes for kids use familiar vocabulary in a fun, new context. For example, Spanish jokes about food have words…

Two easy Spanish Thanksgiving poems for children to act out and learn language.

One of my favorite activities with children learning Spanish is to act out short dramatic poems. Here are two Spanish…

Use these moveable paper crafts to teach kids verbs and vocabulary.

My students love moveable paper crafts! They are fascinated by anything that spins, opens, waves or flies. So, whenever possible…

Videos, crafts, songs and books are all apple activities in Spanish that help children master key vocabulary.

I love apple activities in Spanish. For my classes, apples fit perfectly into a more general fall theme. Below you’ll…

Students learn Spanish tener expressions with this printable board game.

Many tener expressions are common, everyday vocabulary, and my students learn the high-frequency vocabulary early. We use these phrases all…

Speech bubble photos engage students with Spanish conversation.

Speech bubble photos are a fun and effective way to encourage students to speak or write in Spanish. They also…

Spanish body parts activities include songs, books, movement activities and games.

Body parts are some of the first words children learn. I do activities to specifically teach body parts in Spanish…

The Debajo de un botón lyrics tell a story you can use in Spanish class.

Children sing the traditional song Debajo de un botón throughout the Spanish-speaking world. It’s also an excellent song for language…

Use this Spanish story for beginners PDF to engage kids with everyday vocabulary.

This is more than a story to read or listen to. We want kids to participate as much as possible…

A Spanish picture-based reading and questions to use as a la casa vocabulary activity with elementary Spanish learners.

Cats know how to use a space, and they put a fun spin on learning house vocabulary in Spanish.  This…

Spanish movement cards with animals and verbs are a fun way to add physical activity to language learning.

Fun for Spanish Teachers is one of my go-to resources. I have been teaching with Carolina’s fabulous materials for years…

With these Spanish trivia questions kids practice language skills in a fun quiz activity.

Asking and answering Spanish trivia questions was one of my kids’ favorite games when they were young. My students love…

Use these printable Mother's Day cards in Spanish with language learners and native speakers.

We are so happy to be able to share these free printable Mother’s Day cards in Spanish. They are beautiful…

Dolphin activities in Spanish fit into an Earth Day or animal theme.

Dolphins are amazing! In addition, learning about these beautiful animals is an excellent way for Spanish learners to develop their…

Songs, printables activities, poems, stories and outdoor games are all Spanish spring activities that engage children with new vocabulary.

Spring is a wonderful season to learn new Spanish words, because Spanish spring activities include vocabulary associated with weather, plants…

Learning a language takes lots of repetition and practice, but repetition does not have to be boring. Spanish vocabulary review…

Use the printable Spanish counting activities to teach numbers and colors.

Spanish counting activities teach numbers and are also useful for teaching other vocabulary. I made these printable Spanish counting activities…

Play these Spanish number games to teach vocabulary and number concepts.

Spanish number games build skills and confidence with important vocabulary. Play these Spanish number games with your students to give…

Kids learn vocabulary for clothes, weather, seasons and places with these Spanish clothing songs.

Spanish clothing vocabulary is important for kids to learn because we all have to get dressed every day, and we…

Spanish synonyms expand vocabulary and increase reading and listening comprehension.

Learning synonyms helps students grow their vocabulary and increase their comprehension. Eventually, synonyms give them more options in speaking and…

Play these Spanish sentence building games with the printable cards to practice vocabulary and structure.

These four Spanish sentence building games use common vocabulary and the verb tener. They all consist of building sentences with…