Sunday, December 6, 2009

Spanish activities for children ages 6-9

A few days ago, @mundaysa, an associate professor of Spanish who I follow on Twitter, passed along this wonderful resource - ¡Aprendo Jugando! Actividades de Español para niños y niñas de 6 a 9 años.

It’s a downloadable PDF file (110 pages) from the Departamento Confederal de Migraciones de UGT y de la Secretaría de Políticas Sociales de FETE-UGT. The text and activities are written by Fina García Naranjo and Concha Moreno García.

Each activity lists objectives, procedures, exercises with some of the support materials (worksheets, labels, etc.). Topics include the alphabet, numbers, food, family members, and much more. Here’s a screenshot of the table of contents.


Where to go:
¡Aprendo Jugando! Actividades de Español para niños y niñas de 6 a 9 años


Maestra Jen said...

Gracias Karen. Me gusta mucho este sitio..... muy bien!

Sube said...

Great product.

Even we offer a similar product with a complete curriculum to teach Spanish as a second language in a classroom setting. Maybe you could give it a check if you wish. :) said...

8 December 2009
945 Discovery Falls Drive,
Chula Vista CA 91915

To Whom it May Concern:

One of High Tech High Chula Vista’s core classes offered a
collaboration of Graphic Design and Spanish. The class was one full
semester, and focused on one project called Talk Town. The primary
goal of Talk Town was to educate students to speak Spanish to prepare
them for teaching a first grade bilingual class. In a span of three
months, our class separated into groups of four or five which
consisted of different roles for each student. The roles were project
manager (the overall director of the group), content manager
(scriptwriter for the puppet segment and lesson plan), creative
director (creator of puppet characters and handouts), and film/editing
specialist (the graphic design editor in charge of all multimedia

The first weeks of the project were focused on the storyline and a
teaching subject for a short video segment that was viewed by first
grade students. Afterwards, the creation of the puppets were processed
by the creative director while the project and content manager focused
on the script for the video. When the puppets were completed, students
filmed their short video. Once the video was done, the film and
editing specialist edited the video with added effects and sounds. The
rest of the members cooperated with the content manager to write the
lesson plan. After each task was completed, the group practiced
through numerous rehearsals to perfect their lesson plan.

The project managers, Rachel Malonzo and Andre RizoneiraLimon
monitored each of their members to make sure they were on task and
supported them in each assignment. They also rotated between the
different roles to understand the assignments of each member.

The content manager, Madeleine De Vault, was in charge of writing the
script for the segment, and created the lesson plan for the lesson
that was taught at the elementary school. She started by writing the
script, simply started out with a topic; which was verbs. Then, she
took that topic and turned it into a segment script where one of the
puppets was teaching the other puppet about what verbs are. Once the
segment was complete, the lesson plan was created, which consisted of
the standards that verbs covered, and an additional script of what
each group member would say during the lesson.

The creative director was responsible for creating the characters and
making the handouts. With no puppet-making experience, she made two
4-foot-tall puppets with felt, poly-fill and foam. The process was
completed with a sewing machine and by hand. To make the worksheets
for the students, she used a program called Adobe Illustrator.

The FES (film and effects specialist) was responsible for creating the
film segment that was used in our lesson. To film the segment, the
puppets were placed in front of the green screen with subject lights,
and barn lights. To achieve editing the video, programs such as Adobe
Premiere and Adobe After Effects are vital. To be familiar with these
programs, the film and effects specialists learned through tutorials
and peers to become proficient to make beautiful work. In Adobe After
Effects, tutorials included animation and text to make a creative
introduction. Adobe Premiere was fundamental in terms of cutting the
video, and most importantly, color keying, which is the process of
taking out the green background completely and leaving the subject, to
be placed with a different background.

You can help assist our class and school by promoting our website and
the project we accomplished. The website is: Thank you
for your time and consideration.


Rachel Malonzo
Project Manager

Andre Rizoneira
Project Manager

Madeleine De Vault
Content Manager

Eden Latoni
Creative Director

Joelle Osorio
Film/Special Effects Specialist

MJ said...

wow, i'm very thankful for this resource, i'm teaching spanish (my first language) but i didn't know how to do the family part, thanks for the ideas :)


MJ said...


wow, i'm very thankful to see your blog, helped me a lot with my spanish class, just i'm going to teach about family and i saw your blog and you have a very good resource, thanks :)


Carlos Colón-Quintana said...

I have some links for Spanish songs for children by native Latin American singer. Go to and click on the links to Amazon and itunes.

Jana said...

This is great! Thank you! I am so glad that I have foud your blog. Like you, I am an English/Spanish speaking parent trying to teach my children to speak Spanish.
I have been trying to teach them through fun & interactive lesson plans, but have recently had them start filling out worksheets. It has been difficult to have to find good quality worksheets on-line. I am excited to check out this site!

June said...

Thank you for collecting all of these wonderful resources in one place!

The link from the post above has been changed. It's now located at:

Karen said...

June - I changed the link. Thank you!

Craig said...

Lot of great activities here for kids, thanks for putting this site together. I am going to be teaching my nephew who is turning 4 soon. Will definitely use this.