Home is the center of a child’s world, so kids need Spanish house vocabulary to be able to talk about their daily activities. The rooms of the house, furniture and basic household items are some of the first vocabulary children learn. Below you will find 7 activities that connect images to words to help language learners master Spanish house vocabulary.
If you’re looking for more activities for specific vocabulary, check out all our Spanish vocabulary games grouped by theme.
Printable Games to Learn Spanish House Vocabulary
Buscando por la casa
I made the printable game Buscando por la casa to encourage kids to use Spanish house vocabulary in natural sentences. The game is based on Go Fish, and players ask each other if objects are located in certain rooms of the house. In addition to the rooms of the house, children learn the words for common household objects.
Rooms of the House Cube
ISLCollective.com has a printable die with a room of the house on each side. You can use the die in lots of different ways. For example, as a speaking or writing task, students can roll and say (or write) an object commonly found in the room or something they do in the room. You can also use the die for board games, where players roll a normal die and the house cube. Players name something in the room and move the number of squares. You can download the printable cube for practicing Spanish house vocabulary by right clicking on the image and selecting Save as. You can also get a free account and download the die as a PDF.
Scavenger hunts are a fun way use your house for active learning. Kids practice Spanish house vocabulary for rooms and furniture as they decipher one clue and hunt for the next. You can find printable hunts in Treasure Hunts and Scavenger Hunts, and several of them focus on household words. Be sure to read the tips for doing hunts with Spanish learners.
Magnetic Board to Learn Spanish House Vocabulary
La Casa – Tablero Magnético is a versatile board that features a magnetic house and magnet figures of furniture, household objects and a family. It also has word magnets in both Spanish and English for all the pieces. Hands-on is the best way to learn, and with La casa kids can touch and arrange the pictures and words in countless ways.
The combination of figures, Spanish words and English words also means the tablero magnético can be used for dozens of language learning activities at a wide range of ages. Imaginative play, storytelling, matching, following instructions, memory and sorting activities are a few of the possibilities. In addition, the audio for all of the vocabulary is available online. This toy is wonderful for learning Spanish house vocabulary.
You can purchase the magnetic board on Amazon.
Book to Learn Spanish House Vocabulary
Oso en casa by Stella Blackstone introduces children to Spanish house vocabulary in a sweet story. The sentences follow a pattern, naming a room and an action that Oso does in that space. For example, Y éste es el comedor donde Oso se sienta a comer. The beautiful illustrations are focused to support the text, so you always know where Oso is and what he is doing.
On the last pages of the book there is a floor plan of Oso’s house. This is an excellent resource for talking about the story and reinforcing Spanish house vocabulary. For extra learning fun, act out the story with your child. Go from room to room and do the things that Oso does. You can purchase Oso en casa from Amazon.
Songs to Learn Spanish House Vocabulary
Spanish for You has a fun song to learn vocabulary for la casa. Mariana Iranzi wrote and performs the song and it has the lyrics on the screen. Listen to the Mi casa song here.
Rockalingua has two songs to learn Spanish house vocabulary. Level one focuses on the rooms of the house and verbs associated with each place. Then, Level two adds more detail and family members. Both of the songs have free illustrated lyrics sheets and there is also a set of worksheets to practice Spanish house vocabulary.