Category: Verbs

Many of us teach units on los sentidos, or the five senses. This familiar material works well for using common…

I think this is a wonderful Spanish song for kids to sing as Mother’s Day approaches. It is called Yo…

Many of you are familiar with MisCositas.com and the wonderful collection of resources available on the website. In addition to…

spanish song for children mummy

1, 2, 3 Momia Es is a playground game kids play in South America. In Mexico, the same game is…

Talk about this photograph of teenagers playing soccer in the rain to speak Spanish with your child. The questions that…

Josefina la gallina is a Spanish song for kids by Elizabeth Carmona of Chile. She creates entertaining and educational programs…

Colores is a Spanish song for children written and sung by Patty Shukla. The song gets kids up and moving…

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

These printable Spanish lacing cards are a hit with students, especially the ones who do best with hands-on activities. The…

These printable puzzles are short, self-checking vocabulary or reading exercises. Kids cut the scrambled puzzle apart. Then, they match the…

spanish songs for kids

In these songs from the Sing ‘n Speak Spanish curriculum, music and lyrics come together for fun, effective language learning…

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…

Spanish activities for the first day of school.

School is starting soon!  These resources have Spanish activities for the first day of school.  They can certainly be used…

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

Online Spanish games for kids from the publisher Teide.

These online Spanish games are provided by the Spanish publisher Editorial Teide as support for their textbooks. They are designed…

Summer is a time to enjoy a variety of activities. Here is a list of things to do during vacation…

¿Quién robó pan? is a traditional game played in many Spanish-speaking countries. It is a chant in the form of…

Help your child learn Spanish by talking about this picture of a man painting a picture. The questions that follow…

Cada día de la semana (Each Day of the Week) is a song about the days of the week in…

These entertaining Spanish books for children are very popular with my students. In class just last week a student got…

This cube is a fun way to practice different actions like salta (jump) run (corre) and camina (walk). It also…

Saco una manito (I take out one hand) is a perfect Spanish song or finger play for toddlers and preschoolers…

Spanish Valentine Day speaking activity for kids.

This Valentine’s Day fair is in Talcahuano, Chile. Talk about the colors, balloons, and people to help your child learn…

Spanish game for Valentines Day matches verbs and pronouns.

This Valentine’s Day game is a version of memory. I based the cards on the phrases on candy conversation hearts…

I am participating in http://latinaish.com/’s Spanish Friday, so this post is in Spanish. An English translation follows. This week’s Spanish…

Since I wrote this post in December of 2011, the game has been removed. I’m leaving the description of how…

Spanish song for children

Spanish Together has a wonderful free video about a snowman that is perfect for using with beginning Spanish learners this…

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

Magic Spanish for Kids is an award-winning audio CD about a magical trip to Mexico. Two friends, Bobby and María…

Thanksgiving song in Spanish for kids

  This is a Spanish children’s song giving thanks. Children give thanks for their hands and all the things they…

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

Every now and then, I get questions about Spanish programs for adults from parents learning Spanish with their children. So…

Los pajaritos is one of my favorite Spanish songs for children. It combines common animals, the places they live and…

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

Todos los patitos is a children’s song in Spanish that tells the story of a family of ducks that goes…

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

This catchy song and video teach the Spanish numbers 1-10. The video shows the numbers as kids hear and sing…

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…

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

Activity with gustar for kids learning Spanish

I love the first days of class! It is exciting to be back, and it is an opportunity to get…

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…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps children learn Spanish by talking about pictures in a structured way. The description of this…

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

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

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

Kids can learn lots of Spanish from a text-rich environment at home or in a classroom.  Posters, signs, bookmarks, screensavers…

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…

This collection of  drawings is called Las caras de Zanahorio (The faces of Mr. Carrot) and they are an entertaining…

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

Word problems that practice basic math skills use important Spanish verbs to express the problem that children need to solve…

Talking in Spanish is fun with these two rhymes about walking.

These two Spanish poems are by Douglas Wright, a well-known poet, illustrator, and humorist from Argentina. They are a fun…

Botas nuevas, by Guido Van Genechten, is the Spanish edition of New Boots. It is the story of a child…

There are two past tenses in Spanish, the preterite and the imperfect, and in order to use them correctly, Spanish…

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…

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…

¡Es hora de ir al colegio! (It’s Time to Go to School!)  is a printable mini-book in Spanish. It is…