How to teach kids about colors, animals and fruits in spanish?

how to teach Kids colors, animals and fruits in spanish

Spanish is a language that children find very appealing, since most television channels and games have immersion language. However, if we want to teach them as a native language, and do it from home; today I bring you some simple games, so that learning is formed in a nutritious experience, both for the parents, and for the child involved.

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How do I know which learning method is best for my child?

We must remember that in order to build a learning process, we must know how my child learns: is he or she visual, auditory, kinesthetic? This will help us guide him in the process. However, if we do not know how he learns, I describe below the most important characteristics so you can identify which group your child belongs to and thus be able to teach him the colors, fruits and animals in the way that best suits them. This process is very important, because in many occasions children do have all the skills to learn a subject, only that, it is not taught in the way they understand the information better and for that reason, it takes them more time to catch the message. Identifying their best method of learning will make the construction of learning more enjoyable.

  • They like physical activities best
  • They learn best through direct experience.
  • They have a more developed sense of coordination and rhythm.
  • They usually need physical contact to learn.
  • They are better at activities such as running, sewing, and basketball.

  • They like to be in quiet places.
  • They focus on different ideas at the same time.
  • They are very organized.
  • They look into your eyes.
  • They understand the world as they see it.
  • They focus on small details.
  • They understand pictures or diagrams better.
  • They use expressions like "I don't see it well" or "take a look at it".

  • They pay close attention to their words.
  • They often talk to themselves out loud.
  • They can go on for hours listening to music.
  • They understand instructions for something better if they are told.
  • They focus on sequential ideas (one after another).
  • They use expressions such as "that catches my eye" or "that sounds familiar".

How to teach children the colors in Spanish?

how to teach Kids colors, animals and fruits in spanish

  1. Step 1. Search on youtube for a video (appropriate for their age) about colors in English. I say age-appropriate, because the younger ones like puppets and the older ones like videos with robots, for example. Sing along with the video, make sure the child is pronouncing the colors properly and enjoy.
  2. Step 2. Write the names of the colors on various papers in Spanish only. Without the color on the side. It's just the name. The children can write it themselves if they wish. But, remember that it must be legible.
  3. Step 3. Choose a space in the house, it can be the bedroom, a living room, a space that has the colors, to be able to play.
  4. Step 4. The game consists of putting the names to all the things in the chosen place that have that color. The first round is for the child to do (maybe with help). The second round, the adult. After putting the names of the colors to the things, comes the review. "What color is it? and pronounce the name properly.
  5. Step 5. In the next round, there is no more help from the parents, the objective will be for the child to remember what object was named in the previous round; so that there is an association between the name of the paper and the color. At first it seems difficult, however, children have an excellent memory, which will surprise you. It is important for parents to do a round as well. Without repeating the same objects from the previous round. The more objects associated with color, the better the learning.

My recommendation is that the papers with the names are numbered, to know that always, they have covered the same amount of colors. As you can see, it is simple, easy, and does not require more than a pencil and a sheet of paper.

Color list Spanish/English
  • Azul/blue
  • Amarillo/yellow
  • Rosado/pink
  • Rojo/red
  • Verde/green
  • Blanco/white
  • Gris/gray
  • Negro/black
  • Marrón/brown
  • Púrpura/purple
  • Dorado/golden

How to teach children about fruits in Spanish?
how to teach Kids colors, animals and fruits in spanish

To make it easier for children to remember the names of fruits, the most delicious way is to prepare delicious snacks together where they can relate the fruits to their names. As you make the recipes, explain the names of the fruits to your child in Spanish. What is very important is to make snacks with few fruits so that little by little different fruits are added as the days go by. The experience of creating snacks together, the flavors and smells, will create not only beautiful moments together, but a learning experience that will not be forgotten.

Recipe 1: kebabs

  • Strawberries.
  • Kiwi fruit.
  • Bananas.
  • Skewers
  • Condensed milk (optional)
  • Melted chocolate (optional)
  1. Peel the kiwi and bananas.
  2. remove the leaves from the strawberries.
  3. Chop the strawberries, kiwi and bananas into medium squares.
  4. prick the fruits. You can make skewers from a single fruit or combine the 3 fruits as you like.
  5. (optional): place the chocolate and condensed milk on top to highlight the flavor of the fruits.

Recipe 2: Strawberries with chocolate.

  • Clean strawberries.
  • Melted chocolate.
  • One cup.
  1. Remove the leaves from the strawberries
  2. Place the strawberries in a cup.
  3. add the melted chocolate over the strawberries and eat!

Recipe 3: Coconut Milkshake

  • Coconut.
  • Sugar.
  • Milk
  • Banana.
  1. peel the coconut and the banana.
  2. cut the coconut in small pieces.
  3. cut the banana in slices.
  4. liquefy the fruits in the blender.
  5. add milk and sugar.
  6. mix all the ingredients.
  7. serve in a glass with ice to taste

Recipe 4: Orange ice cream.

  • Oranges.
  • Water.
  • Sugar.
  1. Squeeze the oranges in a cup.
  2. add water and sugar.
  3. serve the juice in glasses.
  4. keep the glasses in the freezer.
  5. after about two hours, you can eat them.
Note: you can make this recipe with other fruit juices such as peach, pear, apple and lemon.

Recipe 5: Tizana.

  • Oranges..
  • Strawberries.
  • Bananas.
  • Melon.
  • Watermelon.
  • Sugar to the taste.
  1. Squeeze the oranges in a cup.
  2. add water and sugar.
  3. peel the bananas, the melon and the watermelon.
  4. remove the leaves from the strawberries.
  5. cut the fruits into small pieces.
  6. add the fruits to the orange juice.
  7. serve in a glass to taste.

Fruit list in Spanish/English
  • Manzana/Apple
  • Pera/Pear
  • Fresa/Strawberry
  • Naranja/Orange
  • Melón/Cantaloupe
  • Sandia/Watermelon
  • Limón/Lemon
  • Uva/Grape
  • Banana/Banana
How to teach children about animals in Spanish?
how to teach Kids colors, animals and fruits in spanish

The activity will consist of creating different animals with clay. This activity can be divided into farm animals, domestic animals, aquatic animals, desert animals, among others. You will have to glue the animals you make on a sheet of paper and put the name of the animal in Spanish. Another alternative is to create a model and make the animals in a three-dimensional way. Everything will depend on the amount of materials you have at your disposal.

With plasticine

  1. look for clay of different colors.
  2. draw on a sheet of paper the landscape where you will place the clay animals.
  3. with the different clay, create fun animals according to the theme chosen previously.
  4. Paste the animal on the sheet and place the name of each one.
  5. Place each sheet in a visible place to memorize the names more easily over time.

Origami Figures

Another alternative, to vary the activities, is to use the origami technique. Just by using paper and glue, you can create fun and simple animals. The benefits, besides helping the child to remember the names in English and Spanish, is that it speeds up the motor skills of both the child and the parents. You can help with step-by-step videos on YouTube or purchase special origami kits for children that come with instructions on how to create fun and easy origami animals.

List of Animals in English and Spanish

  1. Domestic animals in Spanish and English
    • Perro/Dog
    • Gato/Cat
    • Conejo/Rabbit
    • Abeja/Bee
    • Mariposa/Butterfly
    • Ratón/mouse

  2. Farm Animals in Spanish and English
    • Caballo/Horse
    • Vaca/Cow
    • Gallina/Chicken
    • Toro/Bull
    • Cerdo/Pig

  3. Wild animals in Spanish and English
    • Oso/Bear
    • Serpiente/Snake
    • Canguro/Kangaroo
    • Lobo/Wolf
    • León/Lion
    • Mono/Monkey
    • Águila/Eagle
    • Araña/Spider
    • Murciélago/Bat

  4. Aquatic animals in Spanish and English
    • Pez/Fish
    • Pingüino/Penguin
    • Tiburón/Shark
    • Foca/Seal
    • Pulpo/Octopus
    • Cocodrilo/Crocodile

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