parts of the face in spanish

This online game teaches children the parts of the face and head in Spanish. It can also teach other common vocabulary if you play the game as it is intended for native Spanish speakers.

The activity consists of a picture of a head, and a sidebar with options for the parts of the face and hair. Each part is labeled in Spanish. As you scroll through the options for each feature, the picture changes.  If you like, there is also a button to click to see a written description of a face. You try to build the face that is described.

Click the link to do an online activity to teach the parts of the face in Spanish.

One way to use this activity is to simply make a picture that your child likes.  Repeat the Spanish words for the parts of the face as you choose the different features together.  You can do this by saying the word as you scroll through the options – los ojos, los ojos, los ojos.  You can also use simple phrases like ¿Este cabello? (This hair?) ¿Estos ojos? (These eyes?) ¿Esta boca? (This mouth) or by saying ¿Te gusta el cabello ahora?¿ Y ahora? (Do you like the hair now? And now?) ¿Te gustan los ojos ahora? (Do you like the eyes now?)

This is the Spanish vocabulary for the parts of the head and face that you choose.

el cabello – hair

la cara – face

las cejas – eyebrows

los ojos – eyes

la nariz – nose

el bigote – mustache

la boca – mouth

The second way to do this activity is to click on the button that says Descubre esta cara (Find this face) above the picture. A box will open with short phrases in Spanish that describe the different parts of the face.  You try to match each feature to the description.  For example, the description for cabello (hair) might say mucho cabello negro (a lot of black hair) and you choose the hair that fits that description.  When you have chosen all of the correct features, you will see the phrase Has descubierto bien # caras (You have found # faces correctly) where # is the number of faces you have found. Click on Descubre esta cara to get a new face to build.

Doing the activity this way uses more Spanish vocabulary. The words are common and useful.  The image you select reinforces the meaning of the words, so children acquire new vocabulary quickly.  Be sure to read the descriptions out loud, and repeat them as you look at the options.  The descriptions for the different mouths are the vowel sounds.  As you scroll through the different shapes of the mouth, the mouth on the face you are building changes shape and a different vowel is shown.  This is a great way to review the vowel sounds. Say the vowels with your child – a, e, i, o , u – and talk about how your mouth changes shape just like in the picture.  Click this link to listen to the correct pronunciation of the vowels in Spanish.  Just move your mouse over the letter to hear the sound.

These are the Spanish words that are used to describe the body parts that you choose as you build the face.

el cabello – hair

mucho cabello negro – a lot of black hair

cabello rubio acaracolado – curly blond hair

poco cabello por arriba – not much hair on top

tres pelos en la cabeza – three hairs on the head

la cara – face

cara alargada – long face

lleva barbita – has a small beard

cara muy ancha – very wide face

lleva un pendiente – is wearing an earring

las cejas – eyebrows

cejas rubias – blond eyebrows

cejas negras hacia arriba – black eyebrows going up

cejas negras hacia abajo – black eyebrows going down

cejas delgadas – thin eyebrows

los ojos – eyes

ojos mirando hacia abajo – eyes looking down

ojos marrones – brown eyes

ojos azules – blue eyes

ojos verdes – green eyes

la nariz – nose

nariz triangular – trianglar nose

nariz con cicatriz – nose with a scar

nariz de patata – potato nose

nariz roja – red nose

el bigote – mustache

sin bigote – without a mustache

poco bigote – a little mustache

bigote rubio – blond mustache

bigote negro hacia abajo – black mustache going down

la boca – mouth

Estoy diciendo la aaa – I am saying aaa.

Estoy diciendo la eee – I am saying eee

Estoy diciendo la iii – I am saying iii

Estoy diciendo la ooo – I am saying ooo

Estoy diciendo la uuu – I am saying uuu

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