Mystery Person {Game in Spanish}

This game can be used while teaching your clothing unit and later as a way to warm up or wrap up the class. I am sure there are different ways to play this game, but this is how I play it with my students.

1. One person leaves the room.
2. The rest of the class decides on a “persona misteriosa.”
3. The student who was outside comes back to the room.
4. The class asks as a whole group “¿quién es la persona misteriosa?”
5. The student who is back in the classroom starts making sentences (orally) to try to figure out who the mystery person is. For example, “La persona misteriosa tiene la camiseta de color azul.” The student can use the cards to create the sentences.

6. The class responds by saying, for example “Sí, sí tiene las camiseta de color azul” or “Sí, sí tiene la camiseta azul.”
7. The game continues until he/she finds the  mystery person.
8. A variation could be to limit the times the student guesses.
If you use a different version of this game, I would love to hear it! Please share it in the comments.

Click HERE to download your free cards to play this game!
Have fun!

Froggy se viste: Activities for Elementary Spanish

Froggy se viste ” – written by Jonathan London – is one of my favorite books to use during the clothing unit. I mostly use it with first and second graders, but third graders enjoy it, too. The story is engaging to young learners and the pictures are vivid. The amount of repetition is key, and the vocabulary is presented in context, making it easier for children to decode the meaning of the sentences. I always use the cover of the book as a conversation starter in class. Here are some useful questions you could use to introduce the book.

  1. ¿Qué animal es Froggy? ¿Es un perro o un gato? ¿Es una vaca o una rana?
  2. ¿De qué color es Froggy? ¿Es de color negro? ¿Es de color morado? ¿Es de color verde?
  3. Froggy es una rana. ¿Las ranas vuelan? ¿Las ranas saltan? ¿Las ranas vuelan o saltan?
  4. ¿Las ranas se visten? ¿Las ranas se visten con pantalones y chaquetas?
  5. ¿Cuál es la estación? ¿Es el invierno? ¿Es el verano?


I also ask questions while reading the story.

  1. ¿Qué canto Froggy? ¿¡Sol, sol!? ¿¡Nieve! ¡Nieve!?
  2. ¿Quién dijo “vuélvete a dormir, Froggy”? ¿La mamá de Froggy o el papá de Froggy?
  3. ¿Qué se puso Froggy? ( You can go over the vocabulary pointing at the pictures)
  4. ¿Quién llamó a Froggy?
  5. ¿Qué olvida ponerse Froggy esta vez?
  6. ¿Cómo se siente Froggy? ¿Triste? ¿Emocionado? ¿Cansado?
  7. Froggy se regresó a su cama para terminar de dormir durante el invierno. ¿Cuál es la siguiente estación?

I found some cute props by Kiz Club, which are perfect to retell the story!

We also stretched the story a little further and a talked about the different seasons and clothes for different kinds of weather. To make it a little silly,  I show pictures of different seasons and types of weather, and we pretend to be the mom calling him to dress according to the season. For example,


  1. ¡Frooooogy, hace calor, no necesitas tu chaqueta!
  2. ¡Frooooogy, está lloviendo, necesitas tu paraguas y tus botas para la lluvia!
  3. ¡Frooooogy, hace sol, necesitas tus lentes!
  4. ¡Frooooogy, es la primavera! ¿Qué te vas a poner?

And so on!
I put together a set of props that are available in my TpT shop.  The children really enjoy dressing Froggy, and I also incorporated this in our calendar routine in which we dress Froggy according to the weather for the day.

Happy teaching!
Carolina


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Game: Juguemos en el bosque


I grew up playing this game in Colombia and had tons of fun with it.  I recently used it in a unit on clothes with my second graders. We have played the game outside when the weather is nice, and we’ve also played the game in the classroom with a wolf made out of felt. The children enjoy each of the versions – indoor or outdoor.

The game is simple, just pick a wolf and have everyone else sit in a circle. The wolf will stand up in the middle of the circle while the rest of the class chants.

I made the props for the song using felt (see picture below). We use it to dress the wolf while singing the song. My students love it!

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?
Lobo: Me estoy poniendo los pantalones.

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: Me estoy poniendo el chaleco.

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: Me estoy poniendo el saco.

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: Me estoy poniendo el sombrero (or sombrerito)

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: ¡Sí! Y salgo para perseguirte / ¡Sí! Te voy a comer / ¡Sí! Corre

Here is a fun video with the song:


Here is another version of the song:


Have fun playing the game!

Carolina