Classic games and everyday activities are opportunities to speak Spanish with children. For example, you can play tic-tac-toe with all kinds of Spanish vocabulary. Also, you can do a jigsaw puzzle and talk about the picture, or use Spanish words as you draw with kids.
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As you play with kids, use Spanish vocabulary that kids will understand from what you are doing. For example, talk about the picture you are drawing or what you see on a puzzle piece. You can introduce lots of Spanish this way!
It is best to use natural language as you play with kids. However, if you have never done these activities in Spanish, that is hard to do! Parents and teachers need Spanish vocabulary for games and activities, so I have compiled an e-book with phrases and words.
Play in Spanish E-Book
Play in Spanish: Essential Vocabulary for Having Fun with Kids has words and phrases to do activities with kids. The vocabulary in the book includes language for drawing and for playing games like rock-paper-scissors, tag and tic-tac-toe. I also included a list of Spanish vocabulary for craft supplies.
Playing provides the opportunity for wonderful language lessons. Using natural language, you can help kids learn common structures and words. Play in Spanish gives you the Spanish vocabulary you need to play and help kids learn language.