Tag: Spanish lessons

Storybird is such an amazing resource that it is hard to know where to begin to write about it. It…

Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by Pat Mora. This story fits into…

Printable activities for basic concepts in Spanish.

This is a collection of printables to work with basic concepts in Spanish. These worksheets, or láminas in Spanish, are…

Talk about this photograph of horses in a parade to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

This online activity from Chateau Meddybemps is a great tool for teaching Spanish prepositions. There are four animals in a…

Recognizing patterns is an important pre-math and pre-reading skill for children. Talking about patterns is also a valuable language activity…

The activities in this post have been updated for 2012. You can find them here: The Days of the Week…

There are several Spanish versions of London Bridge, the British children’s song. In Spanish it is called Este puente va…

As school starts and the seasons change, teachers and parents will be talking about the months of the year and…

Activity with gustar for kids learning Spanish

I love the first days of class! It is exciting to be back, and it is an opportunity to get…

Muchas veces les explicaba a mis hijos por qué todos los veranos los llevaba a la misma ciudad de México…

Easy Spanish songs for kids in preschool school.

Where did the summer go? Lots of us are going to have new Spanish learners in just a few weeks…

El juego de Beenny (Beenny’s game) teaches children correct Spanish pronunciation, to read and write the sounds of Spanish, and…

Fiesta Femenina is a collection of captivating stories with wonderful characters.  They are drawn from the legends of the indigenous…

Spanish for children

Ana Lomba’s guide to teaching preschool Spanish has been updated and is now available. This guide is for anyone teaching…

You might be familiar with Wordle, the really fun website that makes word clouds with any text. Wordle is a…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps children learn Spanish by talking about pictures in a structured way. The description of this…

This is a quick, simple activity to review food vocabulary with children learning Spanish. Tengo hambre y quiero comer is…

I am always on the look out for pictures to use to teach Spanish to children. Ideally, the pictures are…

You can use this simple dice game to practice specific vocabulary with children who are learning Spanish. To play this…

I use dice games in my Spanish classes and also as a take-home activity. The games are easily adapted for…

This is a set of four games to teach vocabulary. I think they are great for children learning Spanish because…

Teaching Spanish to kids is amazing fun, but it can be taxing. We all need materials to draw on and…

This set of 14 pages to color teaches values like generosity, cooperation and friendship to children who are native speakers…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking about pictures, like these photographs of dolphins. Following…

I love using story sticks with kids learning Spanish. The pictures reinforce what they hear, and the movement helps them…

What a fun way to review basic vocabulary in Spanish! This video is by a speech and language therapist in…

This is a popular Spanish language song and game based on opposites. Kids play it in lots of Latin American…

Help your child learn Spanish by talking about this wonderful photograph. The questions that follow, like all the Learn Spanish…

Are you learning Spanish with your child? Have you studied Spanish, but would appreciate a chance to review? Rocket Spanish…

Kokone Mínimo is a website from Mexico designed to introduce children to basic vocabulary and concepts in their native Spanish…

The songs from two of my favorite CDs for teaching Spanish to children are now available on iTunes. We Love Spanish…

This is one of a series of videos called Adivina la palabra de hoy (Guess Today’s Word). The series is…

Use this photo and the questions that follow to help children learn Spanish. Like the other Learn Spanish with Pictures…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking to them about a photograph. The type of…

This website is great for talking about food in Spanish, especially if you are taking your children with you to…

Me gusta contar (I like to count) is a Spanish counting song. I like this song because it teaches kids…

Descubre las palabras del cuerpo humano is a good activity for children who are learning to read and write the…

Children play Frío o caliente in Spanish the same way they play Hot or Cold in English. There are just…

This song teaches the days of the week in Spanish. It is from Los pimpollos, an educational television program from…

This is a set of online activities to introduce and teach the body parts in Spanish. It is part of…

I am a big fan of mini-books, so I was happy to see that OnlineFreeSpanish has added a selection of…

This poem by Douglas Wright teaches questions and adjectives to kids learning Spanish.

Douglas Wright is a well-known children’s author and illustrator from Argentina. His poems deal with the experiences of children and…

This online activity was designed for native Spanish speakers, but works well with Spanish language learners too.  The concept is…

These are my favorite bilingual picture books to read to kids.  Margaret speaks English and Margarita speaks Spanish and reading…

PBS has launched the web-original series Noah comprende to introduce children to Spanish and also to the process of language…

This is a very short, fun Spanish-language video from Discovery Kids about keeping water clean. It’s perfect for El día…

Earth Day, El día de la Tierra, is April 22, and children will be hearing and thinking about how to…

I was excited to get this DVD in the mail from The Bilingual Fun Company.  What great work Jennifer Manriquez…

Picture books in Spanish are one of the best language learning tools you can use with children.  Even as kids…

I always like reading about the experiences of parents who are teaching their children Spanish. The blog at Bilingual Fun…

The website OnlineFreeSpanish.com has lots of entertaining activities and games for Spanish language learners.  For children learning the letters in…

I have had a few email exchanges recently with readers of Spanish Playground who are learning Spanish with their children…

This is a great set of online activities for introducing the body parts in Spanish or for focused practice with…

Try speaking Spanish with your child by playing with the I Spy cards. The bright cards with their assortment of…

Botas nuevas, by Guido Van Genechten, is the Spanish edition of New Boots. It is the story of a child…

Kids practice natural world and five sense vocabulary with this pretty poem in Spanish.

Spanish poems to use in an elementary language classroom can be hard to find. One of my favorite resources is…

These activities are made by the Asociación de Educadores Infantiles to teach colors to native Spanish speakers. The activities have…

Meals provide an opportunity and context for speaking Spanish to your child.  In addition to food vocabulary, there are many…

Weather (el tiempo in Spanish) dictates the clothes children wear, the things they do, and the places they play. Talking…