Category: Outside-Nature

spanish christmas vocabulary

The government of the Canary Islands hosts this set of activities called Jugando con palabras. The games use Spanish Christmas…

spanish song for kids winter

This Spanish song for children is called Invierno. It is by Grupo Encanto and, as you can guess from the…

This Spanish song for children is about the arrival of fall, and children learn it in many preschools in Latin…

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

This Spanish poem for children is titled Una casa con un sol. It uses familiar, conversational language to describe the…

Can you guess this word? Listen to this short Spanish audio description of a word that we often associate with…

There are lots of versions of The Itsy Bitsy Spider in Spanish. The lyrics are fairly close to the English…

This Spanish poem for children has color and natural world vocabulary.

Reading El jardín de Douglas recently, I was happy to find a new Spanish poem for children that I think…

Talking about this photo of a little girl playing in the sand is a excellent way to speak Spanish with…

I’m happy to offer this free printable poster of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in Spanish to my readers. A print-rich…

As part of the celebration of El Día de los Niños on April 30th, I wrote about using the PEEP…

I use background scenes and paper figures for lots of Spanish games and activities. You can find printable scenes online…

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

OnlineFreeSpanish has a great set of Earth Day activities for Spanish language learners. The games teach vocabulary related to the…

April is National Poetry Month and it is a wonderful time to share poetry with children. The rhyme and rhythm…

This Spanish song about spring is from Los pimpollos, an educational television program from Peru. There is an official YouTube…

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…

Since the time I wrote this post, Northumberland Grid for Learning has begun to charge users who are not in…

Charlotte Diamond has been singing wonderful songs for children for over 15 years in Spanish, French and English. Somos como…

Songs are a good way for children to learn the days of the week in Spanish. If they understand the…

Talking about pictures is a great way to speak Spanish with children. Use this photo of a little girl and…

Spanish poems about winter teach children vocabulary for the season.

These traditional Spanish poems about winter are taught in school throughout Latin America. All of the poems I’ve included here…

This lovely Spanish song, Hola buen día, día is wonderful for children learning the language. The song is a poem…

It is snowed here in Wisconsin, so it is time for a winter song in Spanish. This song is called…

Hola buen día is a poem about greeting the day for children learning Spanish.

This poem is a happy way to greet the day! Hola buen día Día perfect for children learning Spanish. It…

I use this Spanish song for kids with preschoolers and beginning language learners. La luna y el sol teaches basic…

Don’t these pigs looks happy? Talk about this great photograph to help your kids learn Spanish. The questions that follow…

I just watched the Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids DVD – Las estaciones. It is so well done! I am going…

These Spanish poems for children are by Douglas Wright,  a well-known author and illustrator from Argentina. He writes poems and…

As school starts and the seasons change, teachers and parents will be talking about the months of the year and…

Fiesta Femenina is a collection of captivating stories with wonderful characters.  They are drawn from the legends of the indigenous…

Escucha, hermano, canción, alegre, nuevo, día, ven, canta, sol, vive, estrellas: these words could come from any picture book or…

You might be familiar with Wordle, the really fun website that makes word clouds with any text. Wordle is a…

This song about summer is a good example of authentic language that can be used effectively with Spanish language learners…

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

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking about pictures, like these photographs of dolphins. Following…

The blog, Pequeños Artistas, Grandes Obras, is the collaborative work of preschool and elementary teachers in Spain and Argentina. The…

Use this photo and the questions that follow to help children learn Spanish. Like the other Learn Spanish with Pictures…

Learn Spanish with pictures like this photo of a mom and baby on a beach.

Talking about pictures is a great way to speak Spanish with children. The activities in Learn Spanish with Pictures are…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking to them about a photograph. The type of…

PBS has launched the web-original series Noah comprende to introduce children to Spanish and also to the process of language…

This is a very short, fun Spanish-language video from Discovery Kids about keeping water clean. It’s perfect for El día…

Earth Day, El día de la Tierra, is April 22, and children will be hearing and thinking about how to…

These photographs of houses are an excellent prompt for speaking Spanish with your child. The houses are so interesting!  They…

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

Using Spanish to talk about information that your child already knows is an effective way of exposing her to the…

Learning about the water cycle in Spanish children learn content and new language.

One of the biggest challenges for Spanish teachers and parents teaching Spanish to their children is providing sufficient input at…

Kids practice natural world and five sense vocabulary with this pretty poem in Spanish.

Spanish poems to use in an elementary language classroom can be hard to find. One of my favorite resources is…

This simple vocabulary activity is designed for native speakers who are beginning to read, but can also be used with…

This butterfly Spanish craft activity is excellent listening practice for kids.

This Spanish craft activity is a butterfly made from a paper plate. Follow these simple steps to make the most…

This short, simple song asks the sun to warm the Earth.  It is a good example of how word families…

Children are familiar with the concepts and vocabulary related to the seasons of the year.  Using this knowledge, they can…

This story is an excellent introduction to Spanish vocabulary related to the four seasons.  It is made for native speakers…

Part of summer is protecting kids from the sun. We remind them to put on sun screen, to sit in…

Online games for kids teach farm animals in Spanish.

This is a set of activities designed for native Spanish speakers to practice farm animal vocabulary and numbers.  The activities…

This song in Spanish is about rowing a boat to find a lost love.  It is also a hand-clapping game…

A Spanish sun craft activity for language learners.

This activity is from Manualidades para niños; thanks to them for permission to embed the video with a translation and…

Simple, inexpensive materials like this weather chart give parents and teachers an easy way to include Spanish in the daily…

Children sing Que llueva, que llueva all over the Spanish-speaking world. There are several versions, and all of them celebrate…

Weather (el tiempo in Spanish) dictates the clothes children wear, the things they do, and the places they play. Talking…