With this printable activity, kids practice vocabulary and the Spanish vowels. The words on the printable are introduced and used in the video below.
Watching the video, kids hear the words pronounced correctly. The video is a good way to prepare to do the printable activity. The video also teaches the verb form veo which is used in the rhyme on the printable.
You can download free vocabulary picture cards for the words used in this printable activity. You can download the picture cards and find suggested activities and cultural information in this post: Spanish Words Kids Love: Los juguetes del mercado
Spanish Vowels: Los juguetes del mercado
For this complete-the-word activity, kids pronounce the words aloud to determine the Spanish vowels that they need to add. This makes kids aware of the sounds of the Spanish vowels. Vowel sounds are essential for correct pronunciation.
After they complete the words, kids use the words read the rhyme. The meaning of the vocabulary is reinforced by using pictures in the rhyme.
These are the words used in the printable activity. There is additional vocabulary used in the video and on the printable cards.
el camión – truck
el pato – duck
el dragón – dragon
el caballo – horse
el elefante – elephant
la guitarra – guitar
la trompeta – trumpet
la paleta – lollipop
el tigre – tiger
The words are also reinforced on the free Spanish Playground Los juguetes app for iphone and ipad. It’s a basic app I made for my students learning to read, and works well for hearing vowel sounds and syllables.
You can find a similar activity using the vocabulary from the free clothing video here: Spanish Clothing Vocabulary: Vowel Practice Printable