Here, you will see Spanish lessons on: Colors, Shapes, Fall, Greetings and Vocabulary
I am currently teaching Spanish and French in our homeschool co-op (ages 1-5) and additionally Mandarin Chinese to my children.
The only thing I stress is that I make sure they notice and know which language we are working on at the time. They switch gears rather easily and do very well. Even those who do both French and Spanish with me (on different days) haven’t had a problem. I haven’t thought of a strategy on how to teach languages to youngsters because I haven’t really encountered the need to have one.
My 2 year old was mixing letters. She knew all the letters in the alphabet in both English and Spanish, but she’d say some in English and some in Spanish. She is now getting better at differentiating them a bit more. Hope this helps.
Spanish: Los Colores (Introduction)
Spanish: Los Colores
In Spanish, we learned the colors. 10 colors are included (except for grey-gris). Your kids are more than welcome to add that color to their boxes. Another popular one was arcoiris-rainbow color.
The memory game is to either pick 6 out of the 10 colors, line up the color and then the English and Spanish in the same row or they can do all 10 and pile all 3 (color, English and Spanish) on top of each other.
Spanish: Rosetta Stone (Latin American Spanish) Homeschool Edition
Spanish: Los Colores de Otoño Son… (The Colors of Fall Are…)
Today, we reviewed everything that we have learned in Spanish, sang songs, signed, etc. We practiced our colors and discussed Fall colors (in Spanish, of course). Then we made the Fall color craft. Everyone did really well and we had fun. It is incredible to see how the kids’ writing is getting better and better.
Spanish: Los Colores de Otoño (Fall Colors)
This project was in another post, but wanted to post a close-up picture of the finished product. Today, we reviewed everything that we have learned in Spanish, sang songs, signed, etc. We practiced our colors and discussed Fall colors (in Spanish, of course).
Then we made the Fall color craft. “Los colores de otoño son… café, anaranjado, amarillo, rojo.” Everyone did really well and we had fun. It is incredible to see how the kids’ writing is getting better and better.
Spanish: Las Figuras (The Shapes)
In Spanish, we learned about Las Figuras (The Shapes). Círculo (circle), triángulo (triangle), cuadrado (square). We watched a 5-minute video from Preschool Prep about the shapes in Spanish.
Then we played a game where each child would take turns putting their hand in a paper bag and picking a shape. Then, they’d put the shape in the right spot on the paper. It was fun. We always run out of time.
Spanish: Las Figuras (The Shapes)
In Spanish, we reviewed the shapes we had learned (círculo, cuadrado, triángulo) and expanded the lesson to five more shapes (rectángulo, ovalo, diamante, octágono, estrella). For our activity, I would tell them the name of a shape in Spanish and they would draw it. I drew the shapes for those who were having a hard time, especially octagons and stars. They all did really, really well.
Spanish: Vocabulario de Otoño (Fall Vocabulary)
In Spanish, we started with a bilingual rap. We would tap our laps and go, “one, two, three, four, uno, dos, tres, cuatro.” Then we’d stand up, dance and go, “dance, baila, dance, baila, etc.” Then we went, “clap, aplaude,” “turn around, da vueltas.” Everyone had fun, especially with the free dance part.
Then we reviewed everything that we have been learning.
Afterwards, we did our Fall activity, reviewing the colors and introducing Fall vocabulary.
La calabaza anaranjada: the orange pumpkin
El maíz rojo: the red corn
El gato negro: the black cat
La paja amarilla: the yellow hay
La vaina verde: the green ivy
As you see, we used all Fall colors and Fall objects. We also talked about how in English we say the article (a or the), then the color and then the noun. In Spanish, we say the article, then the noun and lastly, the color.
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Spanish: Review and Greetings
In Spanish, we reviewed stuff that we have already learned and then we talked about greetings.
Buenos días (good morning)
Buenas tardes (good afternoon)
Buenas noches (good night/evening)
Hasta pronto (See you soon.)
Then we drew pictures next to each word/phrase that reminded us of that greeting.
Spanish: El Niño y La Niña (The Boy and the Girl)
In Spanish, we learned “el niño” and “la niña.” The boy and the girl.
We practiced saying them, we made up a rap about these words and then we cut pictures from Nat Geo Kids mags to paste in the boy and the girl pages.
It was very helpful to do that because we got into the conversation of “this is not a boy, this is a man/dad.” etc.
I just wish K wasn’t so curious with scissors! He tried cutting his shirt! Ah!