This spring is more of a “wohoo” than usual, which is all the more reason to take advantage to learn new Spanish vocabulary and maybe even get outside for lessons. With more than 30 pages of activities that target learning goals for PK-1st, your kids are sure to find something they enjoy in this pack.
- Acquiring new Spanish Spring vocabulary
- Introducing, practicing, and/or reviewing Spanish numbers 0-9
- Developing and improving fine motor skills, including tracing, cutting, gluing, etc.
- Introducing, practicing, and/or reviewing the present-tense gustar construction
- Completing a bar graph (count and fill)
- Introducing, practicing, and/or reviewing the alphabet and individual letters with a specific focus on the letter F and related wordsPracticing visual discrimination
- Introducing, practicing, and/or reviewing estar with weather terms and separately with Spanish subject pronouns
These spring Spanish activities for preschool through first grade are aimed at the middle (roughly kindergarten) but can be used for PK with a little help and for first grade as independent-learning or morning basket activities. There are two free versions to download below. One has all-Spanish directions, and the other uses bilingual/scaffolded instructions with added Spanish-to-English vocabulary pages for instructors and parents.
If you are unsure of the pronunciation of any of the words, check out the free pronunciation videos on SpanishDict.com. Here is a video for primavera, which is Spanish for spring. Looking for another word? Just search for it in the search bar, and you’ll usually find a pronunciation video.
- Spring Spanish vocabulary: canasta(s), conejo(s), flor(es), gota(s) de lluvia, mariposa(s), nube(s), paraguas, rana(s), zanahoria(s)
- Spanish numbers 0-9: cero, uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve; número(s)
- Fine motor skills vocabulary and directions, such as: cortar, pegar, trazar, etc.
- Spanish alphabet/letters: letra F, la efe, las efes
- Spanish shapes: corazón, círculo, estrella
- Gustar with Spanish indirect object pronouns (e.g., me gusta, les gustan, etc.)
- Spanish colors in singular versus plural: roja(s), azul(es), verde(s)
- Estar with Spanish personal pronouns and with weather phrases
- Season and weather terms: la primavera, el verano, el otoño, el invierno; está + soleado, nublado, lloviendo, nevando
This spring Spanish PK-1 activities printable pack is designed for black-and-white/colorless printing. Nearly the entire download is colorable. Kids will have a blast customizing the pages. Huge thank you to Creative Clips and P4 Clips for the amazing spring clipart!
Here we cover and work extensively with Spanish numbers 0-9. The practice is both implicit and explicit so that learners cycle through the numbers several times without getting bored. There are four number-specific activities (such as the puzzles mentioned below) as well as numbers included in other activities throughout the pack.
Fun and Interchangeable Puzzles
Ocho, for example, is more than a number. It is a word, a numeral, and an abstract concept that learners quickly grasp. Help them conceptualize the differences and manipulate numbers, numerals, and words with these fun interchangeable numbers (0-9) puzzles. Have young learners who aren’t ready for pincer grasping yet or learners who don’t have their numbers down yet? Use uncut puzzles as flashcards first then cut them to create puzzles.
Fine Motor Skills Activities
In the Spanish spring preschool and kindergarten activities pack, you’ll find lots of important skills practice, such as tracing, finishing patterns, cutting, lacing, and more.
Spanish Vocabulary for Spring
This pack covers the basics, such as the term primavera. Depending upon where you live and your current season, you may be able to spread this pack out over a period of weeks. Extra focus is on the verb estar and on Spanish seasons.
Letter F in Spanish
Letter F is essential for kids to form, and mastering it gives learners a primer for similar letters, such as E, H, and T. We call it by its name to make sure kids learn not only its sound and formation but also its proper name, both singular and plural.
Gustar-like verbs are common in Spanish. They feel a little wonky to English speakers because they “read in the reverse” of typical English semantic construction. For Spanish-speakers, mastering one gustar-type verb (or gustar itself) unlocks many other verbs that are structurally similar. No matter your native language, however, you can make gustar-type verbs feel more natural for kids by repeated exposure and simple sentences.
This pack includes a mini-book focused on gustar in the present tense with Spanish indirect object pronouns (e.g., me, te, le…). Check out the flip-book in the below video:
Ideas, Tips, and Tricks for Spanish Spring Activities Pack
Below we’ve outlined some ideas for this fun spring Spanish preschool activities pack. If you have a great idea to share, we’d love to hear from you or to read your comments below.
Choose All-Spanish or Bilingual Directions
Even if your Spanish is rusty or you’ve never spoken a word of Spanish, you’ve got this! There are two free downloadable versions below, one bilingual with vocabulary pages for reference and one in Spanish. Your pronunciation doesn’t have to be perfect. Dive right in!
Pacing and Reusing
Little learners have short attention spans, so consider spreading this printable out over a few days or a week. Learners acquire and retain language better when they move through vocabulary and lessons several times in small increments.
To reuse the pages, consider dry-erase markers and lamination, inexpensive sheet protectors like the ones that go in binders, or clear contact paper. This works especially well for classrooms and multiple students. Just write, swipe, and switch (or store and save for another learner, class, etc.).
If you’re like me, you’re allergic to, well, Spring. But, there’s no better way to get hands-on learning and allow young kids to run off energy while learning. Hide the pieces of the numbers puzzles in some safe vegetation or grass. (We have poisonous snakes in our area, so we stick to low grass.) Take the included vocabulary spinner outside. Do a scavenger hunt for spring vocabulary. Use real objects to take counting to a new level.
Get Ready for the Unexpected
Technically this falls under “Head Outside,” but true story! When we took this lesson outside, we forgot to weigh down some of the puzzle and shape pieces, and they went flying into a stream. Of course, no one minded having to dig them out because it was such a pleasant day, but if you do head outside, get ready for something wild to happen! Check-out our water-logged pieces pictured above. Happily, they dried out quickly, and now we have a fun story to remember.
Versión corta en español
Ya llegó la primavera y por fin tenemos la oportunidad practicar el vocabulario de primavera. Este imprimible gratuito contiene más de 30 páginas de actividades para, además de divertirnos, practicar cosas importantes (nivel preescolar o de kínder), por ejemplo:
- El vocabulario de primavera
- Los números 0-9
- Las habilidades motoras finas
- Los colores básicos en español
- La letra F
- Las formas
- El verbo gustar
Hello. Thank you for the free downloads.
I noticed you used the word rana for frog. However, you added a tilde to the letter n.
Is this correct for the word rana?
I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to let me know about this mistake. I’ve updated the files and also emailed them to you. Please let me know by email if I can send you a free file as a thank you. ☺