- Laura Lee
Summer Activities for Spanish Class
Find 5 summer activities in Spanish to add to lesson plans to keep students learning vocabulary until the end of the year! Learn words in Spanish that relate to summer and the beach. Give students the input they need to talk about summer.
The school year is quickly coming to a close! Here are some teaching ideas to review previously learned vocabulary while adding something new.
Summer Vocabulary Word Wall
Use word walls to build vocabulary and spark curiosity. Students are instantly drawn to the images and new words. Post summer vocabulary words on your bulletin board to give students a visual resource to support them as they read and write in Spanish!
Summer Vocabulary Bingo Game
Fun listening comprehension activity! The work has been done for you. Read simple clues to describe summer vocabulary words in Spanish (or English). Students listen to the clue and search for the image it is describing.
"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, bikini, cangrejo, hace calor, helado, sol, traje de baño, verano and MORE!
More bingo games!
Summer Word Search
There are many benefits to using word searches in class. They're 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 as a warm-up activity, for days with unexpected schedule changes, or substitute lesson plans
It's always a good idea to offer a variety of activities for teaching the same content. Crossword puzzles are another low-stress way to exercise your brain to improve vocabulary and memory.
Find all 4 of these activities in one summer bundle!
Spanish Speaking Activity
Find Someone Who Activities are my favorite way to get students 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.
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Check out my post on End of the Year Activities for Spanish Class - for fun resources to teach about Mexican food / La Comida Mexicana in Spanish class!