The 4th of July is an opportunity to talk to children about the history of the United States. The celebration inevitably has flags, so you can include language learning by teaching them the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. Many children recite the pledge from memory and can easily relate the two languages.
Below you will find two printables of the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. One is in color and the other is black and white, so kids can color and decorate it as they please.
The Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish teaches or reinforces a range of vocabulary. The pledge includes common words like bandera, bajo, con, para and todos. It also introduces children to cognates such as república, nación, libertad and justicia.
The version of the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish on the printables below is the one found on U.S. government websites. There are variations though, and you may want to teach your Spanish learners one of those.
One difference in the versions is the verb for to pledge. Some variations of the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish use prometer and others use the verb jurar.
Another difference is the translation of the phrase and to the republic for which it stands. The easiest and most literal translation of the phrase is y a la república que representa. Other versions use a la república por la que se sostiene, which is an great translation, but might be slightly harder for beginning Spanish learners.
The word indivisible is also translated in different ways. In the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish used on U.S. government websites, indivisible is translated entera, while in other places you will see it as indivisible.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a relevant way to include Spanish as you celebrate the independence of the nation. It is also an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the historical and ever growing diversity of the United States.