I wrote a short story to use with my kindergarten students. This story works great to introduce the lower elementary grades to the Día de Reyes celebration in Puerto Rico. Download the story here. After reading the story, I had my kindergarten students decorate small paper bags and put grass in the bags for the camels. I made sure to let them know that this is something some children in Puerto Rico do the night before January 6th. Since this is not a tradition that belongs to our culture, I will be the one putting something little in the bags. Usually a pencil with a small eraser.
Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is one of my goals for the new year, finding ways to incorporate and make connections with social justice topics in our curriculum. Last year I shared some printables to use in Spanish class. Click here to download them.
I also have an activity packet with teaching tips available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Last, but not least, this is a fun ice breaker activity that will be get everyone moving. I recommend this activity for grades 3 and up! Click here to download the activity.
I can’t believe this is my last post for this October. I just wanted to share these cute Halloween stickers in Spanish that I made to give my students. You can use them as rewards for your games or celebrations for Halloween.
They are made to be printed on the Avery Square Labels (22816)***, or any kind of labels that are 2×2 inches. These stickers will be great to practice vocabulary related to Halloween. I plan to have my older students create sentences and short stories with the different characters. Please feel free to share your ideas using these stickers in the comment box.
This is a fun Halloween game for lower elementary Spanish. In preparation for the game, print the pages more than once, laminate them, and put them in a bag. Use the big flashcards to introduce or review the emotions vocabulary in this game. You can also use the cards to play “charades.” Place all the cards in a bag, including the cards that say “¡Qué horror” and “¡Es Halloween.”
Divide your class into groups, depending on the number of students you have. You can have from 2 to 4 groups. Explain the rules of the game and the meaning of each card to the children. Each group takes turns taking the cards out of the bag. If they take the “Qué horror” card, it means they have to put 1 card back into the bag. If they get the “¡Es Halloween!” card, it means they get another turn. You can decide the amount of time you want to play the game. At the end, the group that has the most wins! Click here or on the pictures to download your game!
I am so excited that I got to use these photo booth props and rejoinders in Spanish with my kindergarten students. I wanted to document their language acquisition experience from day one! Most of my kindergarten students come to class with a smile on their face, and I really wanted to share that with the parents. The pictures came out so cute, but unfortunately I can’t share them here, but I can still share the props and love with you!
Download your props here! Print on card stock paper, cut out, and tape a popsicle stick on the back. Get ready to have fun! You can also use some of these props for “La frase de la semana.”
Halloween is around the corner and I know many teachers are getting their lessons ready for this special occasion. Halloween is an exciting time for many children in the United States and also a great opportunity to explore a lot of language in Spanish class: colors, numbers, feelings, shapes and so on!
To make your life easier I have put all the free and paid resources I have in my Teachers Pay Teachers store so you don’t go crazy looking for them all over the place.
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¡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.