During the winter months, I introduce vocabulary related to clothing. It is a meaningful and practical way to teach not only clothing vocabulary but to also to talk about the weather and the seasons.
Froggy Se Viste
To introduce new vocabulary, I always use a children’s book or song to connect grammar and context to the theme. One of my favorite books is Froggy Se Viste by Jonathan London. The story is engaging and repetitive making the perfect combination to learn Spanish in context. That said, I modify the story emphasizing the sentence structures I want my students to learn.
Here is a compilation of clothing materials in Spanish I created as well as other fun materials and lessons I found online.
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I have to confess that as a teacher I love San Valentine’s day. I enjoy so much making crafts with the niños but some times at home we just need fácil valentine’s projects. If you are looking for a cute, colorful and simple crafts in Español I have something to share with you.
If you don’t have a color printer, print at your local office supply. Usually they charge $1.00 dollar per page. Make sure to ask them to print the cards in a card stock paper.
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Mascotas (pets) is a wonderful theme you can explore with your niños in class or at home. You can practice many different concepts; from basic vocabulary to responsibility and care. Most children would love to have a pet but, as we all know, a pet means one whole new member in la familia. While you think about what kind of pet to welcome into your casa, make this cute perrito or gatito de calcetín.
Un perro y un gato
The true story behind this craft
When we asked parents to bring wine corks for craft making, we didn’t realize two things:
1. People collect their wine corks and,
2. Wine corks are not an easy material for making craft projects with kids.
So, when our pet theme came along we knew that the pet legs where covered.
Materials you will need:
- Calcetin viejo (old sock)
- Rollo de cartón (toilet paper roll)
- Limpia pipas (pipe cleaners)
- Retazos de tela (fabric scraps)
- Plumones de tela (fabric pens)
- Corchos de vino (wine corks)
- Relleno de algodón (craft stuffing)
- Pistola de silicona (hot glue gun)
- Decorate your sock
- Put stuffing inside the sock to make the head by wrapping a pipe cleaner around it.
- Put the paper roll inside the sock and glue the ends of the sock to the paper roll, tucking the sock’s end inside the paper roll.
- Cut some fabric for the ears, nose and eyes
- Glue the legs, ears and nose.
Today I had a very small class, so I asked my 4 students for ideas of what do to. They offered making a piñata, baking cookies… but the most realistic idea proposed in a 75 minute class was to make paper fortune tellers.
So I asked, How do you make un papel de la fortuna?
As soon as a student started explaining the detailed steps and that we just needed a piece of paper, I was sold! It’s not because she had said “sólo necesitamos un papel Angélica,” but she had to teach the class (including me) on how to make this magical project.
We all sat down with just one piece of paper and she began: Primero dobla el papel para que esta puntita llegue hasta el otro lado… Luego…
What I truly adore about today’s class is not that I will become una gran artista de pop como Katy Perry (a pop singer like Katy Perry), but that she was so thoughtful, patient and engaging while explaining the project… all in Spanish, of course!
Do you want to make one? Here’s a how-to.
Ask your students to teach a game or an activity to the class. Perhaps a dance step? It will be easier for them to teach the activity as a step-by-step process.
What a great way to practice their language skills and build self-confidence skills!
Looking for more sweet ideas? Inspire yourself and your child with our san Valentín board on Pinterest.