Spanish Playground is hosting a Summer Reading Program to keep kids reading, hearing and using Spanish during their summer break. It is similar to the one hosted by Public Libraries around the country but of course all in español! The program is free and all participants will also be entered automatically to win one of 5 packages of Spanish and bilingual books, music and games. Make sure to participate!
This week we team up with Spanish Playground and created a printable game to practice Spanish similar to Guess Who, except that players are describing monsters with fruit names. I have successfully used this game with multiple classrooms, and I am very excited for you and your littles ones to play too.
Teaching about el Día de Acción de Gracias can be very exciting but challenging if your students or yourself didn’t grow up celebrating this holiday. My first time celebrating El Día de Acción de Gracias was as an adult and I didn’t know too much about the history related to Thanksgiving. Quickly I learned to love this holiday. For me, El Día de Acción de Gracias is all about sharing a special meal and evening with family, friends, even people that we don’t know, and reflecting about the beautiful things we all have in our lives. Whether you grew up celebrating it or you are just learning more about this holiday, make sure that you say “Gracias” todos los dias.
EN CASA you can practice with your children to give “Gracias” and to think about their gratitude each day. This activity will give you a glimpse into the hearts of your family members while also giving you the opportunity to share your sentiments with them. Learn more about our Gracias challenge…
EN LA ESCUELA I try to incorporate reading, writing and math while learning about this holiday. I have created a Día de Accion de Gracias” Thanksgiving Activity Bundle you might enjoy. It contains 30-pages of math, letter and other cognitive printables. Crafts and Resources too! If you are aMonarca memberdownload for free the bundle or you can always get it at myTpT store.
If you are looking for a few more ideas keep reading!
Vocabulario Básico ~ Basic Vocabulary
There are many words to learn, but not worry, once you know them you can use them during dinner with your family or while you’re having lunch with your students. Always consider the age group of your students or children when introducing new vocabulary. I like to introduce no more than 8 new words per lesson.
Algunos Cuentos ~ Some Storybooks
These books are some of my favorite! Make sure to check your local library since most of these books I was able to find them there.
Algunos Canciones ~ Some Songs
It is difficult to find Thanksgiving songs in Spanish but here is one that is perfect for this holiday. You can find his music at Amazon or Itunes.
Another cute song to sing with your young ones is Día de Acción de Gracias by Music with Sara. I love the lyrics, they are simple and the song’s pace is also perfect to sing-along in class.
Más Ideas ~ More Ideas
Our friends at Spanish Playground have lots of great ideas and crafts for Thanksgiving, including a FREE mini-coloring book from us. Make sure to check them!
How cute are these Spring Spanish vocabulary cards?
Enough of the winter and let’s start to learn about ¡La Primavera! I am so happy Spring is almost here! Enjoy this free vocabulary cards with short sentences in Spanish and English that Spanglishbaby shared with us via facebook. The cards can be used to play bingo,to make small sentence or memory cards while learning vocabulary!
Let’s try to make a few sentence together!
1. En la primavera las flores florecen y celebramos el día de mamá. In the Spring flowers bloom and we celebrate mom’s day
2. Las flores florecen en la primavera y el conejito de pascua llega. Flowers bloom in the spring and the easter bunny arrives. 3. Celebramos en la primavera el día de mamá y el día de la tierra también. We celebrate in the spring mom’s day and earth’s day too.