Category: Vocabulary

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…

These free Spanish winter activities use language in context at a variety of levels.

As you probably know, Teachers Pay Teachers has Spanish activities for many themes at different levels. I buy materials when…

Use these multiple sets of free Spanish vocabulary picture cards for games and activities with Spanish learners.

Spanish vocabulary picture cards help kids understand and learn new words. The pictures represent words so you do not have…

Spanish verb games like these printable conjugation dominoes make grammar practice fun and effective.

As a rule, I don’t teach much explicit grammar with elementary age students. My goal is to have students get…

This printable Spanish vocabulary game is a fun way for kids to review words in different thematic categories.

Category games in Spanish are a fun way to practice vocabulary. I play several games that review vocabulary by grouping…

A collection of Spanish days of the week activities including songs, poems, books, and printable calendars.

Learning the days of the week in Spanish helps children talk about their activities and schedules. The easiest way for…

Practice body parts and clothes vocabulary by matching descriptions to pictures in this Spanish snowman activity.

This Spanish snowman activity is a fun way to practice body parts, clothes and winter vocabulary. The printable pages have…

These me gusta activities use food vocabulary in communicative interactions for Spanish learners.

We use the verb gustar and food words together all the time, so it makes sense to learn them together…

These Spanish feelings songs teach kids important words related to emotions and moods.

It’s important to teach children to talk about their emotions in any language they are learning. These Spanish feelings songs…

Spanish vocabulary graphic organizers help students connect ideas and use words in context.

Graphic organizers help students see connections. For language learners, they also provide important support as they build sentences. Spanish vocabulary…

A selection of Monarch butterfly activities including a printable minibook in Spanish and English.

The Monarch butterfly life cycle and the migration to Mexico make excellent themes for Spanish learning. Talking about Monarchs, kids…

This Spanish question game can be adapted for all levels and topics.

When I am working in Latin America, I keep my eyes open for authentic games I can use in my…

Use this infographic of food from Latin America to practice vocabualry and learn about culture.

Many foods originated in Latin America and then spread around the globe, becoming essential ingredients of world cuisines. Learning about…

Spanish onomatopoeia are useful for teaching vowel sounds and common vocabulary.

An onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically imitates the sound that it describes. In Spanish, the word is onomatopeya. Spanish…

These resources for learning about water in Spanish are perfect for elementary school age students.

Water has shaped history, and it will determine our future. Learning about water and the role it plays locally and…

Use these monthy calendar activities to teach children the Spanish days of the week.

Many of us see our students only once or twice a week, and talking about the Spanish days of the…

Children practice basic phrases with this printable Spanish greetings game.

We practice los saludos in every class, but I made this Spanish greetings game for my youngest students to take…

These Spanish PowerPoint games use high-frequency vocabulary and make an excellent get-to-know-you activity.

These Spanish PowerPoint games are a fun get-to-know-you or back-to-school activity. They use photos and include lots of comprehensible input…

7 Spanish clean-up songs with high frequency vocabulary for kids of all ages.

Routines are essential for classrooms and households, and they are also an opportunity learn language. One of the easiest ways…

Create comprehensibe input using this Spanish story with cutouts.

Un picnic en el bosque is a Spanish story with cutouts of the characters.  The story is about 3 children…

Pictures and simple descriptions for elemenary Spanish reading practice.

You can use this elementary Spanish reading activity in different ways. The printable pages have 10 picture cards of children…

Spanish hand washing songs teach children vocabulary associated with the routine and also ensure clean hands.

Spanish hand washing songs are a good way to get more language into a day and cleaner hands. If kids…

These four Spanish yoga books feature yoga poses based on the seasons.

Spanish yoga books are a wonderful addition to a classroom or home library. Nothing is more natural for children than…

This printable Spanish book about summer has short senteces and common verbs.

As part of our Summer Spanish Read and Play program, Fun for Spanish Teachers is sharing a printable Spanish book…

This printable Spanish body parts game uses monsters to teach key vocabulary.

Guessing a character by asking about physical description is an excellent language activity. Monarca Language is sharing a free download…

Children practice letter and syllable sounds with these games using Spanish Bananagrams.

Spanish Bananagrams is my family’s favorite word game. We’ve played since my children were little, and it is always a…

With these end of the year Spanish activities kids review and remember what they have learned.

The school year is winding down and a lot of us are looking for ways to pull together content and…

Free printable activities for children to practice Spanish food vocabulary.

Food words are some of the first vocabulary we teach language learners. Learning about food lets kids talk about likes…

Spanish word-building game to practice spring vocabulary.

Working with syllables is a good way to practice vocabulary. I do a variety of word-building activities where students fill…

Kids learn Spanish colors with an online activity inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock.

Exploring art and artists provides a wonderful context for learning language. Although many of the artists we talk about in…

Spanish verb practice with common vocabulary and a hands-on activity.

I recently published a set of cut and paste activities with -ar verbs. Several readers asked for -er and -ir…

Spanish vowel songs teach pronunciation and aid literacy.

These Spanish vowel songs teach the essential sounds of the language. As they sing, children learn to recognize the consistent…

Kids get Spanish verb conjugation practice with this cut and paste activity.

I believe communicative instruction is the best way to teach and learn a language, so I try to keep my…

Activities and printable lyrics for the song Un elefante se balanceaba.

Un elefante se balanceaba is one of the best known Spanish children’s songs. It is a counting song and the…

A Spanish word of the day with two ordering activities for kids.

Breaking language learning into manageable, enjoyable pieces is essential to acquiring Spanish. In addition, learners need consistent exposure to the…

LEGO challenge cards in Spanish are an engaging reading task for kids learning the language.

LEGO bricks are an amazingly versatile and entertaining toy. They appeal to a wide range of ages, and teachers successfully…

Children learn house vocabulary in Spanish with a magnetic board and printable task cards.

I’m always looking for toys and games to support literacy, so you can imagine how excited I am about this…

With this active Spanish color game, kids pratice listening and speaking with basic vocabulary.

I based this active Spanish color game on an activity kids do in P.E class. It works well for the…