Spanish Tip of the Week: We are Going on a Plane Trip

We are Going on a Plane Trip

Nos Vamos de Paseo en Avión

If you are traveling this holiday season, make it a fun opportunity learn and practice new Spanish words with your child! They will love the new experience and using their new vocabulary as they travel! To help, we’ve put together a list of some popular travel and airport/airplane words that you might use along your travels!

Vocabulary/Vocabulario

El aeropuerto……Airport

El pasaporte……Passport

El equipaje……Luggage

La azafata……Flight Attendant

La aduana…….Customs

La almohada……Pillow

El asiento…….Seat

El boleto……..Ticket

Enjoy your flight and have a wonderful trip wherever you may be going!

Keeping Spanish Fun!

A great way to keep children interested in practicing Spanish is to make it fun! Children want to speak and interact with the people they admire and about things that interest them. Who do they admire most?

YOU!

Tie Spanish into family game night or watch a favorite movie in Spanish! Discover new places together or talk about the culture of the language and the history and how it ties into our world today. You can also read books, cook recipes, and more!

Another fun way to connect with your child in Spanish every day is through a daily personal message. You can put a message in his or her lunchbox or backpack in Spanish.

Here are some fun ones to try:

Te quiero mucho (Tay Kee-ero Moo-cho)…….I love you very much.
Estoy pensando en ti (Eh-stoy Pen-sohn-do En Tee)…….I am thinking about you.
Esta tarde vamos a _________. (Eh-stah Tar-day Vah-mos ah _____)……..This afternoon we are going to ____.

You can use pictures for beginning readers. Younger children, who aren’t reading yet, can have their teacher read the note for them. It is encouraging and special for your child to share their new language with you!

 

Please let us know how you incorporate Spanish into your lives with your children!

Thanksgiving in Spanish

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Do something different and add a little Spanish fun to the table! Use some Spanish vocabulary to talk about the food you will eat, to have a conversation, and to surprise everyone.

Here’s some Thanksgiving vocabulary:

  • Turkey- El Pavo (pah-voe)
  • Stuffing- El Relleno (reh-ye-no)
  • Cranberries- Los Arándanos (are-and-ah-nose)
  • Potatoes- Las Papas
  • Salad- La Ensalada (en-sah-lah-dah)
  • Pie- La Tarta (tar-tah)

    If you want to add a little conversation, just add some verbs to the vocabulary:

    Quieres _______? Do you want ___________? Pasa el/la/los _______________. Pass the __________________. Te gusta(n) el/la/los ___________? Do you like _________________? Mas ___________ por favor! More _____________ please!

    And as you welcome or say goodbye to friends and family, don’t forget to wish them a happy Thanksgiving:

    Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!