This is a set of online activities to introduce and teach the body parts in Spanish. It is part of the website El Diálogo – La web de los profesores de educación permanente de Almería in Spain. There are eleven screens of simple activities and you can move forward or back using the arrows in the lower right corner. Most of the activities involve reading the words for the parts of the body in Spanish, although there is also an activity with audio and one that involves finding matching pictures. All of the activities are short. As a set, they are a good introduction or review of some of the body parts in Spanish.
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1. The first screen shows a boy and a girl with the body parts labeled in Spanish. There is music with this screen, but you can turn it off by clicking the speaker in the upper right corner.
2. This screen has a short paragraph to read. It groups the vocabulary in sentences like this: Los brazos tienen el codo, la mano, los dedos y las uñas.
3. In this activity, you fill in the missing words in the sentences. The paragraph is identical to the one on screen two. The words are “stacked” in the lower left corner. The best way to do this activity is to drag and drop the words to spread them out at the bottom of the screen. Then read through the entire paragraph. Finally, read the text again, dragging and dropping the words into place. When you have completed the activity, click the check mark to check your answers. There is music on this screen, but you can turn it off by clicking the speaker in the upper right corner.
4. Here you see pictures of six body parts labeled in Spanish. The instructions are simply lee (read). You may want to do screen 5 first and listen to the pronunciation.
5. Click on the pictures to hear the pronunciation of six of the vocabulary words. Some of the words were used on screen 4. Repeat the words to practice pronunciation.
6. Read the sentence that tells you to click on one of the pictures. When you do, click on the check mark to check your answer.
7. This a matching game. Find the six matching pairs in less than 30 seconds. To make this game an effective Spanish language activity, be sure to say the name of the body part each time you see a picture.
8. This is a word search with pictures of body parts as clues. This can be a good activity for children who are beginning to read in Spanish. Together, pronounce the body part that you are going to look for and sound out the spelling. Repeat the word as you look for the letters in the puzzle.
9. In this activity you assemble the image from the first screen of the picture of the boy and girl with the parts of the body labeled in Spanish.
10. You are given four definitions to read and you need to write the correct body part in the space. The definitions all have the same structure: La parte del cuerpo que sirve para (caminar, agarrar, ver, oir). This is a useful structure to use to practice body parts. You can expand on this activity by using the same structure and other infinitives to describe body parts with your child. For example:
La parte del cuerpo que sirve para comer
La parte del cuerpo que sirve para llorar
La parte del cuerpo que sirve para atrapar una pelota
La parte del cuerpo que sirve para patear
11. In this final activity, you identify another body part by reading the same structure that was used on the previous screen.