Materials: Felt, scissors, pumpkin, velcro and very creative children!
We had fun making a face for our pumpkin. With this activity children can review/reinforce knowledge of parts of the face in Spanish:
Los ojos (eyes) , la nariz (nose), la boca (mouth), la cara (face)
Place the different parts on the pumpkin while you ask your students the questions about them: ¿Qué es? ¿Dé que color es? This activity also supports one of the songs (traditional) we have on one of our music CD’s, “Jump into Spanish” which has the following lyrics:
This song is perfect to review feelings and emotions. I love teaching it to my second graders.
I cut out five paper pumpkinsso 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.
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