I made this Spanish reading for spring to celebrate the season and practice basic vocabulary. The picture has action and emotion as well as spring words. I also made a question activity with the picture to practice Spanish question words.
Picture-Based Spanish Reading for Spring
I like this bright, happy picture because it provides context for a simple reading. There are enough characters and actions to make it interesting, and there is also relevant spring vocabulary. This short, easy Spanish reading for spring uses familiar words like sol, cielo, conejo, oveja, pájaro, and nido.
This is a great activity to use along with these Spanish Spring Activities and Vocabulary List. You’ll find lots of printable activities, as well as songs, poems and nature walks.
Click on the image to download a PDF of this spring reading in Spanish.
For another example of using pictures to provide context, check out this elementary Spanish reading and picture match, with 10 suggestions of how to use the activity. Pictures help so much with Spanish reading!
Complete the Spanish Reading for Spring
I also use the reading as a “complete the paragraph” with a word bank. You can complete the paragraph as a follow-up to the reading. You can also start with this version with students who are familiar with the vocabulary.
Click on the image to download a PDF of the “complete the sentences” reading in Spanish.
Spanish Questions with Spring Picture
I have students at a range of levels, so I made another activity about the same picture. You can use the question activity on its own, or with the Spanish reading for spring to reinforce key vocabulary.
Answering the questions based on the picture, kids practice common questions like ¿Cuántos? ¿De qué color? ¿Quién..? ¿Dónde está? and ¿Cuál? These are not comprehension questions about the reading, rather they are questions about the picture.
These picture-based questions make a good summer Spanish activity, because they are easy to understand and kids can answer with simple vocabulary and even by pointing.
You can download the PDF of the question activity by clicking on the image.
Comprehension Questions for Spanish Reading for Spring
You may also want to ask questions specifically related to the reading. Of course, the context of the photo will help children answer the questions. You can ask questions such as:
- ¿Adónde se sube el conejo?
- ¿Qué hace la oveja?
- ¿Dónde están los pajaritos?
- Uno de los pajaritos tiene miedo. ¿Qué hace?
- ¿Qué hace la mamá pájaro?
- ¿Cómo se sienten el conejo y la oveja?
Additional Activities Using the Picture and Reading
You can extend learning by using the picture and Spanish reading for spring in other ways. Here are a few ideas.
- Print the picture and label it with key vocabulary: sol, cielo, flores, pájaro, oveja, conejo, árbol, pajarito, nido.
- Ask kids to point to parts of the picture: Indica algo rosado, algo blanco, algo verde, algo amarillo, algo azul, un ojo, un ala, una boca, una rama, un pétalo, una cola, una oreja, un diente, una nariz, un pico, etc.
- Have students draw their own picture to illustrate the reading.
- Students can also write and ask questions about another spring picture.
- Use play dough to make the characters in the picture and create a scene.
- Add dialog bubbles to the picture and write in what the characters are saying.
- Write a caption for the picture. You can see examples of photos with captions for Spanish learners here.
Summer Spanish Read and Play
These activities are part of our Summer Spanish Read and Play program. It’s a free, online program to help kids hear and use more Spanish during the summer months. Learn more about Summer Spanish.
Do you have favorite ways to use pictures to learn Spanish? Share your ideas below!