Spanish Lessons for Kids (2) “What’s on your plate?”

Concepts learned:

Food vocabulary
Food categories
Phrases: “Mi comida favorita es….” My favorite food is….
“Mi fruta favorita es…..” My favorite fruit is…
“Mi verdura favorita es….” My favorite vegetable is….

Colors

 

Supplies Needed:

A few paper plates
Markers, Crayons, or colored pencils

Lesson Specifics:

Give each student his own paper plate.  Ask questions like, “Qué es esto?”, What is this?  “Porqué lo usas?” Why do you use it? “Qué color es?” What color is it? Etc.

Then ask the children, what are your favorite foods?  Give them the Spanish words for each food and use it in a sentence.

Example: “What’s your favorite food?”  Qué es tu comida favorita?”

–Apples!

“Manzanas! Me encantan las manzanas!”  Apples!  I love apples! “Qué color es la manzana?” What color is an apple?

–Red

“Roja! Sí, la manzana es roja!” Dibuja una manzana en el plato.  Draw an apple on your plate.

I love lessons like this because you are teaching so much more than one concept! If you want to add to it, also incorporate shapes!

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Spanish Lessons for Kids (1) Balloon Faces

Are you teaching Spanish lessons to younger children and find yourself wondering, “How do I do this??”

When I first started teaching children I felt like that all the time.  I’d never really been around young children and I was at a loss at what to do.  Then I realized, young children want to have fun and learn, get them moving, creating, talking, dancing while you teach.

So for this lesson what you’ll need are:

1. Balloons (any color, and make sure no one is allergic to latex)

2. A magic marker

3. A good set of lungs

Blow up the balloon, tie securely, and help children draw parts of the face on the balloon.  Make sure they are big enough so everyone can see.  If you like you can label the parts of the face.

Ask the children, “Cómo se llama?” and have them give Mr. Balloon Face a name.

Next ask the children, “Dónde están las orejas de “Mr. Balloon Face”?  You can also help by pointing to your respective body part.

Toss the balloon to each child and give them a chance to answer a few of your questions.

This method also works well to teach emotions.

For emotions, blow up several balloons and help the children draw faces for “triste”, “feliz”, “enojado”, etc.

Make a game by tossing a random balloon and asking the child the emotion.

la nieve

Here in the South we have witnessed the effects for Winter Storm Pax and I’ll say this, it’s not too bad.  We have a lot of snow and I even ventured out in it today for a little while.  For me, that’s a big feat, I hate being cold.  And I’ll tell you one thing, my cats certainly don’t like it at all!  In honor of our weather I thought I’d share some winter vocabulary.

la nieve- snow
el frío- cold
el hielo- ice
blanco- white
el copo de nieve- snowflake
el invierno- winter
la tormenta- storm

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el patio de mi casa

el patio de mi casa es particular

cuando llueve se moja

como los demás

H I J K L LL M A

que si tú no me quieres orto niño me querrá

H I J K L LL M A

que si tú no me qiueres otro niño me querrá

corre corre

que te pio

chocolate molido

achupe achupe

sentadito me querré

feliz año nuevo

It’s almost the New Year!  I can’t believe that another year has gone, but I’ve had so much fun helping everyone study and prepare this year and I’m really looking forward to doing the same in 2014! 

Don’t forget to eat 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve, one for each gong of the clock!  It’s hard, I won’t lie, but if you can do it just imagine how much good luck you’ll have next year!

Do you have any New Year’s traditions?  Chinese food? A special cake?

In our family we always have a seafood feast! Yum yum!!

día de inspiración

Hola todos!

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Hoy es un día de inspiración!  Today is a day of inspiration! As you prepare for your exams (or whatever task you have in front of you today) remember this:

el día que tú naciste,

nació el sol,

nació la luna,

y nacieron las estrellas

 

the day that you were born,

the sun was born,

the moon was born,

and the stars were born.

Tú eres una estrella

You are a star!

 

Have a wonderful day!

la playa

I just got back from a friend’s wedding in Myrtle Beach this weekend.  It was a very nice wedding and it was wonderful to spend sometime at the beach in the winter!  Now of course, it wasn’t tank top and bathing suit weather, but it was about 65 degrees and a little cloudy.  Great weather for a run on the beach!!

So I thought, why not, let me share something Thanksgiving/Beach vocabulary with you this week!

 

la playa- beach

la arena- sand

la costa- coast

el océano- ocean

las olas- waves

las hojas- leaves

el otoño- autumn

el día de (la acción de) gracias- Thanksgiving

el pavo- turkey

la cena- dinner

la familia- family

la comida- food

gracias- thanks

 

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