This online Spanish game with native-speaker audio is a good way for children to practice vocabulary and listening comprehension while they are sorting, grouping and matching. Listening to native-speaker Spanish is also important for pronunciation. The set of activities is called Un poquito de orden and there are three temas (topics), each with several activities.
Click on the link below to reach the online Spanish game. The site sometimes takes a little while to load. It works really well once it has loaded. On the first screen, click on alumnos (students).
Online Spanish Game – Un poquito de orden
The boy, Ulises, will give instructions on every screen. Just click on him. The text appears on the screen with the audio. On this first screen, he introduces himself and says to click on the objects to get to different games.
All of the the instructions include brief explanations of the activities. Because these online Spanish games are mostly self-explanatory and kids know what to expect, the instructions are good listening practice.
The three temas are:
Dibujos confusos (Mixed-up pictures) – Click on the figure of a man with a tail for an arm.
Cada cosa en su sitio (Everything in its place) – Click on the shapes.
Cada oveja con su pareja (A saying roughly equivalent to Like seeks like or Every Jack has his Jill) – Click on the sheep.
The first two topics, Dibujos confusos and Cada cosa en su sitio have audio as a part of the games. Cada oveja con su pareja has audio for the instructions, but not in the activities. All of the games are good for practicing common Spanish vocabulary.
These are the activities in each topic. You can advance through them by clicking on the yellow arrow (the audio says siguiente) next to the bar at the top of each screen. You can also click on Rubics cube at the bottom of the screen to get to the activities for each tema.
Dibujos confusos – For all these activities, click on Ulises first and listen as he explains what to do.
1. Choose what does not belong – fruits and vegtables. Move the cursor over the objects for audio. Vocabulary: plátano, pera manzana, cereza, cebolla, uvas
2. Choose the item that does not have something in common with the others.The answer that they are looking for is the snake because it does not fly. (The airplane is also a logical answer because it is not alive). This activity does not have audio when you move the cursor over the picture, but there is a brief explanation, audio and text, when you complete the activity.
3. Find the things that do not make sense in the picture.The cursor turns to a hand when you are over one of the answers. When you click, there is audio and a written explanation.
4. Choose what does not belong – clothes. Move the cursor over the objects for audio. Vocabulary: falda, camisa, gorro, guante, llave, pantalón
5. Choose what does not belong – electronics. Move the cursor over the objects for audio. Vocabulary: ordenador, televisión, ventana, radio
Cada cosa en su lugar – All of these activities are about Christmas. They use Christmas ornaments, decorations, cookies and presents. Each set of instructions includes a brief explanation of what Ulises does at Christmas. It is good listening practice!
1. Click on the matching object. You hear the word when you click on the large object and again when you click on the small one that matches. There are five items to match on separate screens. Vocabulary: campana, regalo, caletín, bola de Navidad, muñeco de nieve
2. Click on the Christmas ornament that is different. You will hear each word pronounced if you click on it.
3. Drag the cookies into the box with the matching shape. Ulises says all the shapes in the instructions. There is no audio in the activity, but you can say the shapes as you play. Vocabulary: galletas, redondas, rectangulares, cuadradas, triangulares, romboidales, con forma de estrella.
4. Click to color the ornaments. There is no audio in the activity, but you can say the colors when the ornaments change. Vocabulary: morado, rojo, amarillo, azul, campana, estrella, muñeco de nieve, bola de Navidad.
5. Match shapes – Say the shapes as you match them. Vocabulary: triángulo, diamante, círculo, cuadrado, estrella.
6. Order from smallest to largest by matching the presents to numbers.
Cada oveja con su pareja – This set of games only has audio for the instructions. They all use common objects, so it is good Spanish vocabulary practice if you say the words as you play.
1. Match the vehicles. Vocabulary: ambulancia, autobús, avión, barco, bicicleta.
2. Match the musical instruments to their names.
3. Memory game, find the matching pairs. Vocabulary: pelota, patín, muñeca, osito
4. Match related items. Vocabulary: zapato – calcetín, pajaro – jaula, cereal – cuchara, flores – florero, vaso – agua, tenedor – cuchillo
5. Match the person in each profession to the object. Vocabulary: doctora, pintora, albañil, mecánico, bombero, policia, llave inglesa, brocha, manguera, carretilla, silbato, estetoscopio
If you go back to the first screen and click on Docentes, there are a few related activities that you can print. They are sorting and matching activities in a pdf format.