El Día de San Valentín, also known as “El Día del Amor y la Amistad” or “El Día de los Enamorados” is celebrated in the United States, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Cuba, Spain, Panamá, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on February 14th. With posts like this one I only hope I am saving some teachers time on the internet. I teach at the elementary level, so the songs I choose are basic and sometimes with little vocabulary. Here are my top choices:
As Valentine’s day approaches, we are looking for activities and ideas to use with our students. There are few moments in the classroom to use phrases like this one and Valentine’s day is giving us a great opportunity to put language into context. This short and simple song will help your students learn two simple phrases that they can use at school with their friends or at home with their families. Te quiero, Te quiero, Tú eres mi corazón. Te quiero, Te quiero, Tú eres mi corazón.
After teaching the song your students can practice colors with this fun freebie that includes a memory game and coloring pages. Download the free game and coloring pages HERE!
Every third Saturday in September, Colombia celebrates “El Día del Amor y la Amistad”. It’s a day to let family and friends know how much you love them and appreciate them. People usually give chocolates, cards, and flowers to friends and family members. In other cases, it’s also an excuse to party and get together to celebrate (Colombians tend to be pretty good at finding reasons to enjoy each other’s company!). What a great moment to bring a cultural celebration to your classroom. I have created a coloring page with a heart ready to use in your classroom this week. For this activity, bring a map to your class, and invite your children to find the country where they live, and then to find Colombia. Introduce the colors of the Colombian flag and then color in the heart using those colors.
Click on picture to print coloring page
You can take this as an opportunity to introduce simple sentences to express gratitude and love:
Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad Amigos por siempre Tú eres mi mejor amigo/a. Te quiero
Learn a song in Spanish!
¡Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad! Carolina
¡Hola! I am Carolina, a Colombian elementary Spanish teacher based in Austin, Texas. Fun for Spanish Teachers is the result of my passion for teaching Spanish to children and my desire to inspire collaboration and creativity in a vibrant teaching and learning community. It’s the perfect stop if you are looking for songs, games, teaching tips, stories, and fun for your classes.