Category: Food

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Create comprehensibe input using this Spanish story with cutouts.

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

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…

These 12 phrases are different ways to say delicious in Spanish and are appropriate at any meal.

The holiday season and many holiday meals are just around the corner, so this is an excellent time for children…

Learn Spanish with Pictures with a photo of three women selling fruit.

Talk about this photograph of three women in Cartagena, Colombia to help kids learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

Spanish Thanksgiving resources for teachers and parents to celebrate the holiday with kids.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Fall, food, friends and family, and acknowledging and giving thanks for all we have. There…

Recipes in Spanish with poems and photos.

Recetas graciosas y saludables by Graciela Castellanos has simple recipes in Spanish. Best of all, these recipes are extension activities…

Jose-Luis Orozco sings about eating right and staying healthy.

Jose-Luis Orozco has a wonderful new CD called ¡Come Bien! Eat Right!. This CD is a feast of rhythm, rhyme…

Kids learn vegetables in Spanish with a video and picture cards.

It’s summer, and the vegetables are delicious! It is an excellent time to talk to kids about vegetables in Spanish…

Spanish nutrition in picture books and activities for kids.

There are lots of excellent Spanish nutrition and health materials for kids. Many of these are available free and are…

A printable Spanish vocabulary game where kids identify what is missing from a set.

This printable Spanish vocabulary game involves identifying which object is missing from a set. It is easy to make for…

Kids learn the Spanish days of the week and food vocabulary from these meal charts.

These printable charts from Nourish Interactive are designed to help kids establish healthy eating habits. They are also an excellent…

Cooking in Spanish teaches language and culture with hands-on fun.

Cooking in Spanish with kids teaches language and culture. It is also an opportunity to  communicate important messages about nutrition…

spanish flip book

This Spanish flip book is an easy way for students to practice using vocabulary in common sentence structures. One word…

spanish words kids

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

Spanish picture books 2kk

2 Kurious Kids Second Adventure: Mexico is a picture book by Heidi Gill. It is intended for children ages three…

Chop Chop is a family cooking magazine published in both Spanish and English. This amazing magazine won the prestigious 2013…

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…

These Latino picture books are Spanish stories children will love as they learn language.

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina…

Children celebrate the holiday with these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages to in class or at home.

Do you talk about what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner? It is a tradition at our house to…

Kids can practice listening to Spanish with this short description of a common food. They try to guess the word…

I recently read an article by Juan of Words about parts of his childhood in Mexico that he hopes his…

Los conejos (The rabbits) is a Spanish song for kids with lots of movement. Students learn it in preschool and…

Spanish videos for kids in a cute cooking series.

Since I wrote this post, Telmo y Tula, has made some of their videos available only by subscription. You can…

The American Academy of Pediatrics published these New Year Resolutions in Spanish and English in 2010. In addition to being…

Spanish Thanksgiving coloring pages teach vocabulary.

All of these Spanish Thanksgiving vocabulary coloring pages are now available free of charge! Carlos Medrano, a graphic artist from…

Dia de muertos activity for kids learning Spanish

Talk about this photograph of a Day of the Dead altar to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

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

Relajo en la cocina is a Mexican story that I read to my children when they were little. It is…

“Y ahora, pon un círculo rojo alrededor del triángulo. Mira, ¡ya llegó tu comida.”  I used to entertain my kids…

You may have seen my posts about Nourish Interactive and their wonderful materials. It is a great bilingual website dedicated…

Activities for St. Patrick's Day in Spanish

This set of Spanish St Patrick’s Day materials and activities is from the wonderful website Nourish Interactive. The free printable…

This set of Spanish Valentine’s Day materials and activities is from the wonderful website Nourish Interactive. The materials include free…

Listen to this short Spanish audio description of a very common object. Can you guess what it is? This is…

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

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…

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

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

Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by Pat Mora. This story fits into…

Children can learn lots of Spanish while they are focused on another task. These printable charts are designed to help…

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

I am always on the look out for pictures to use to teach Spanish to children. Ideally, the pictures are…

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

When my kids were younger, we always headed to Mexico about this time of year. This summer we will be…

This website is great for talking about food in Spanish, especially if you are taking your children with you to…

Stories without words are useful tools for teaching Spanish to children. These wordless picture books engage children actively with the…

Ways to express appreciation and for giving thanks in Spanish.

Many children learn to say thank you in Spanish when they are little even if they are not learning more…

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

This game has been moved since I wrote this post. I’ll update the link as soon as I find it…

Meals provide an opportunity and context for speaking Spanish to your child.  In addition to food vocabulary, there are many…

Children learn Spanish grammar and vocabulary by hearing correct grammatical structures. Reading the questions that follow the photograph, you can…

Children can learn lots of Spanish helping you around the house. When my children were small, as we set the…