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Spanish Speaking Countries Warm-Up Activity

Globe for Spanish Speaking Countries

I recently used the Spanish Speaking Countries Warm-Up Activity to begin my class of 6th to 8th graders. It's always important to begin Spanish class with an easy and enjoyable warm-up activity so that students can comfortably transition their brains from using English to Spanish. To do this activity, no prior ...read more

Spanish Vocabulary Fun Playing Password

You and your students or kids at home can have some Spanish vocabulary fun playing Password. Many people are familiar with the game Password, and I created a simple way to modify the game and use it as a fun and effective way to practice Spanish vocabulary. I recently played Password ...read more

Practice Spanish Commands by Writing Ads

A creative and fun way to practice Spanish commands is by writing ads. Spanish commands are a form of Spanish verbs used to tell a person or several people to do things. With Spanish for You!, students learn lots of commands and practice them via many different activities. One activity ...read more

Spontaneous Spanish Class Conversation

Yesterday while teaching a tiny homeschool Spanish class, 5 students grades 5-8, we had what I’m calling a spontaneous Spanish class conversation. It was one of those times when all the stars seem to align and a magical learning situation emerges. As a teacher, I bet you’ve had times like ...read more

Using Spanish Songs for Kids to Enhance Language Learning

Spanish songs for kids

Using Spanish songs for kids is a powerful way to enhance language learning. Songs help kids develop an intuitive feel for the language because they provide an intellectual, emotional, and physical connection. And they’re lots of fun! Here at Spanish for You!, we have created 15 thematic Spanish songs for kids ...read more

Spanish Story Writing Activity: Pasa el papel

The Spanish story writing activity, Pasa el papel (Pass the Paper) gets students using their language skills in a creative and spontaneous way. Students work in groups. They pass a piece of paper to each other with each person writing a sentence to add to the story. The students are provided ...read more

Spanish Vocabulary Spelling Activities

Spanish vocabulary spelling activities are important because they not only help students learn to spell, but they also improve their understanding of pronunciation. I like to do activities that specifically focus on spelling in a fun way and that allow me to integrate pronunciation tips at the same time. Interactive Spanish ...read more

Synthesize Spanish Learning by Writing Stories or Journals

Spanish journal

Students can synthesize Spanish learning by writing stories or journals. It is also a great way to focus practice on specific Spanish grammar concepts, vocabulary, or verb conjugations. Students can write independently, or as a teacher you can write stories or pretend journal entries together in class. I like to ...read more

Summer Homeschooling: 4-6 Week Fun Spanish Lessons Plus Free Song

Spanish Lesson Plans

If you’ve thought about doing summer homeschooling this year, you might want to consider including Spanish in the mix. Fun Spanish lessons are a great way to help your kids review, learn something new, or build some foundations prior to beginning Spanish in the fall. 4-6 Week Downloadable Fun Spanish Lessons At ...read more

Spanish Dictation – a Multi-Purpose Practice

Spanish Dictation

Spanish Dictation is a multi-purpose practice that parents and teachers can use easily at any time. They can use it as a quick, impromptu activity or a planned activity in a lesson plan. Kids find it enjoyable and gain many benefits from doing it. How to Do Spanish Dictation I like to ...read more