Spanish Tip of the Week: Practicing Over Break

We‘re posting a little early this week due to the holidays.  If your child is in an immersion or bilingual school, you may be wondering how to help reinforce Spanish while the school is closed for winter break.  Here are a few simple games anyone can play in Spanish- regardless of your own level of Spanish proficiency. 

Simón dice (Simon Says)

Start with a simple phrase and rotate in different body parts! For younger children the challenge is to find each part of their body.  For older children, you can start alternating whether or not Simon says to do something.  Here are some words to get your started.

Simon dice… toca tu… 

  • cabeza (head)
  • boca (mouth)
  • orejas (ears)
  • nariz (nose)
  • pie (foot)
  • rodilla (knee)
  • pierna (leg)


Dance Party Fiesta

Dance to upbeat Spanish-language music.  When the music stops, your child must count to a certain number in Spanish (uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez, once, doce, trece, catorce, quince, dieciséis, diecisiete, dieciocho, diecinueve, veinte).

Comment here to let us know how you will be reinforcing Spanish over vacation.  Stay tuned this Wednesday (12/26) and next Saturday (12/29) for more games to play over break. 

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