Welcome to Summer Spanish!
Below you will find printable materials logs, challenges, and activity calendars to keep kids engaged with Spanish all summer long.
Summer Read and Play Program
Are you wondering what to read? Visit these two pages to explore a wide variety of Spanish reading for kids. Also, watch your email for new activities every week.
- Spanish Reading Resources for Kids – This is where you will find printable and online stories, activities for picture books, printable reading practice, book reviews and support for parents and teachers.
- Online and Printable Book List
Below you’ll find our reading challenges for Summer Spanish Read and Play.
For more information and suggestions for what to read, check out the post about these challenges here: Spanish Summer Reading Challenges.
Summer Reading Progress Sheet
When you read in Spanish, color or put on a sticker on your progress sheet. We have lots of designs below. When you finish one, print a new log and keep reading!
This log leaves room for your child to draw herself, other people or whatever she likes into the picture. Who or what is on the couch with the bear?
With this log, kids can write in titles and keep track of favorite books.
These bookmarks celebrate reading and encourage kids to read more. They are black and white so kids can add their own color, decorations and style.
Play in Spanish Challenges
We hope that kids will read and speak Spanish this summer. The bingo card challenges below have quick Spanish speaking activities that do not require any special materials. Kids color the square when they have done an activity. There are two levels and an English translation of each level for the convenience of parents and care providers. Read more about these speaking activities: Play Challenge 1 and Play Challenge 2
Play Challenge 1
Play Challenge 2
Spanish Gratitude Journals
The Spanish gratitude journals ask children to think about the book they have read and identify something they like in the story or illustrations that they also have in their own lives. In addition to encouraging children to reflect on positive things in their lives, this Spanish gratitude journal reinforces relevant vocabulary.
Summer Reading Bingo Card Challenges
A printable challenge and resources for finding comics, recipes, signs, photo captions and more.
Spanish Photo Challenges
Summer Photo Challenge
This photo challenge in Spanish is an engaging, kid-centered activity. It’s creative, personal, and learners of all levels can take and talk about photos. Find more information and the printable version here: Photo Challenge for Spanish Learners.
Taking and talking about photos kids develop language skills! There are suggestions for using the challenge and printable version in the post Spanish Photo Challenge, or click on the image.
Below you’ll find 3 sets of activity calendars. The summer of 2020 is posing new challenges, so we haven’t created new calendars, but there are lots of fun activities you can do on these.
Summer activity calendars divide Spanish learning into manageable bits that fit busy schedules. The interactive links go to a variety of learning materials. First, download the PDF of the calendar. Then you can click through to Spanish games, songs, videos and printable activities.
We published two calendars for June and July 2019 with different levels of activities, so you can mix and match ideas that are most appropriate for your family or students.