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Here are some fun activities to try in Spanish class:
• Have the children move around the room while saying marcha (march)¬ and have them stop by saying para (stop). Do the same with the other actions: salta (jump), arriba (put hands up), abajo (put hands down), adentro (go inside the circle), afuera (go outside the circle).
• Use a parachute for active play or a sheet, and have the children do the previous actions. Place an object in the middle of the parachute/fabric, preferable an object related to the themes explore before (numbers, colors, animals, etc) to link the lessons.
Fall will be here soon! What a great opportunity to play with colors in Spanish. Here are some idea to use this song: Imitate the sound of the wind and the freshness of the fall to introduce this activity.
Use pictures of different seasons and ask the class “¿es verano?”, “¿es primavera?”.
Give time for answers and go through every season until you get to “otoño”.
Introduce the word “hojas” and then sing the song while throwing plastic fall leaves in the circle. Have children explore different colors and help by naming them.
ABC en Español is a website created by Lauren Peacock, a Spanish teacher who writes her own songs and makes her own videos that go along with her songs. She has a great collection of resources for teachers to use with their students. To learn more about her teaching resources, visit www.abcenespanol.net.
How about playing “Ponle las gafas al sol” to welcome the summer in your Spanish classes? This chant is very short and easy to teach. You just need to create a paper sun with a few paper sunglasses and be ready to have a lot of fun!