Playing with Flash Cards




I am a Spanish teacher who travels to different classrooms. I carry a lot in my bags, and it can be a painful at times. This is when having a set of flash cards can be really handy, instead of lugging tons of heavy materials around! Plus, my students really enjoy playing games like the ones you will find below.


Fly swatter

Place different flashcards on a table or the floor. Describe one of the flashcards. For example: It’s a big animal, its colors are black and white and it says “moo”. After the description, have one of your students tap or slap the right card using a fly swatter.


What’s missing?

Place 3 to 5 flashcards on a table or on the floor. Look at them with your students and name each of them. Have one of your students close his/her eyes while you hide one of the cards. Have your student open his/her eyes to guess the name of the card that is missing.


The jumping game

Place a line of flashcards on a table or the floor. Call out some of the vocabulary placed on the line and have one of your students jump next to the correct card.

Place a flashcard in a box and have a volunteer guess the name of the card in the box. You can give your child some cues about the card.

Little translator

Show one side of the card and have your students give you the word in the other language.


Storytellers

Arrange a set of flashcards in a pile. Take the first several flash cards and create a sentence. Have your students take another flashcard to continue with the story. Continue with the same procedure until all the flashcards in the pile are gone.

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Have fun playing in Spanish!
Carolina

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Halloween Song: Cinco Calabazas


This song  is perfect to review feelings and emotions. I love teaching it to my second graders.
I cut out five paper pumpkins so the children can show their faces (see picture above). They each pick a feeling in the song, while the rest of the class chants/sings the song. Each child has to show the face that matches the feeling they picked. They love doing it over and over again and have a lot of fun seeing their friends’ facial expressions.



Cinco calabazas sentadas en su casa,

una calabaza se siente muy cansada.

Cuatro calabazas sentadas en su casa,
una calabaza se siente asustada.

Tres calabazas sentadas en su casa,
una calabaza se siente enojada.

Dos calabazas sentadas en su casa,
una calabaza se siente muy frustrada.

Una calabaza sentada en su casa,
una calabaza se siente sorprendida.

Cinco calabazas sentadas en su casa,
y cuando sale el sol se sienten muy felices.


Author: 1-2-3 Spanish Together™ ©2009

Have fun singing in Spanish!

Carolina