The school year is coming to a close and many teachers are looking for ideas to review previously learned vocabulary while adding something new. Here are five end of the year Spanish summer activities to keep students engaged and learning until the very last day!
Summer Vocabulary Word Wall - I love using word walls to build vocabulary and spark curiosity. Students are instantly drawn to the images and new words. Post 24 summer vocabulary words on your bulletin board to give students a visual resource to support them as they read and write in Spanish!
Summer Bingo - Fun circumlocution activity! All of the hard work has been done for you. Read simple clues that describe 24 words in Spanish or English. For example: "una estación del año - comienza en junio y termina en septiembre" (el verano)
"la estrella enorme en el centro de nuestro sistema solar" (el sol)
"a season of the year, it begins in June and ends in September" (summer)
"the enormous star in the center of our solar system" (the sun)
Vocabulary includes: acampar, agosto, béisbol, el bikini, el cangrejo, el helado, el sol, el traje de baño, el verano, hace calor, julio, junio and MORE!
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Word Search - There are so many benefits for using word searches in class. They are a low-stress way to introduce or review vocabulary. They develop word recognition and improve spelling. And they're FUN! Students love them. They enjoy the thrill of the hunt! This word search raises the thinking level by having students first define the word, then find it.
Use word searches as a warm up, for fast finishers, in stations, an after the test activity or no-prep sub plans.
Crossword Puzzle - It's always good to offer different activities for teaching the same content. Crossword puzzles are another low-stress way to exercise your brain and improve vocabulary & memory.
Find all 4 of these activities in one Summer Bundle!
Summer Spanish Speaking Activity Find Someone Who Activities are my favorite way to get students up, out of their seats and speaking Spanish. Students try to get as many signatures as possible by asking questions about their classmate's plans for the summer. Fun way to practice using ir + a + infinitive & the future tense.
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Give students the input they need to talk about summer! Feliz verano.