This Spanish poem for children is titled Una casa con un sol. It uses familiar, conversational language to describe the way sunlight enters and brightens a house. It is a summer poem with basic vocabulary that Spanish language learners understand.

Our poetry resource page Spanish Poems for Kids has more poems for children and information about sharing them with language learners.

Una casa con un sol is by the well-known Argentine author and illustrator Douglas Wright. His books are hard to get in the United States, but he generously shares his work on his blog El jardín de Douglas.

There is an illustration to accompany this poem on the blog. The drawing is a good way to engage children with the subject of the poem before they read it. Looking at the picture they can predict what the poem will be about. You can also talk about where the sun comes into their house and how it feels. You will find the drawing here: Spanish poem for kids – Una casa con un sol.

As always, many thanks to Douglas for permission to share his poetry with the readers of Spanish Playground.

 Una casa con un sol

Qué linda que es esta casa

con un sol en la ventana,

no tengo que irlo a buscar,

está ahí, cada mañana.

Qué linda que es esta casa

con un gran sol en la puerta,

él no tiene que llamar,

yo se la dejo abierta.

Qué linda que es esta casa

con esa luz encendida,

el sol de cada mañana,

ésa es la luz de la vida.

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