Teaching Spanish Colors
I recently began teaching a Spanish class for an after school club at a local elementary school. I am unbelievably lucky – there are only 3 children in the class! I am having so much fun already (after only 2 classes) and decided I should share! I like to incorporate various concepts into lessons, but like to start the first class with a lesson on Spanish colors, since they can be incorporated with so many other concepts! The class is 1 hour long, and we could probably have used another hour because the kids really got into their art projects! 🙂
I start and end class with welcome and good-bye songs. You can download a free printable of these songs here.
Next, I introduced the Spanish colors using cards I created and laminated. There is one card (seen at left) featuring all of the colors, and 11 more cards, each with a different color and pictures of a bunch of items that are commonly that color. Click here or on the image to download the entire set for only $5 at my TPT store!
After we went through the Spanish colors, I read the story Purple, Green & Yellow by Robert Munsch. Each time a color was mentioned in the story I would say the Spanish word instead of the English word. I passed out the color cards (a few to each child) and instructed them to raise their card up whenever they heard the color on the card. They loved being involved in the story!
Finally, we did an art project to use everything we learned. Each child traced his/her hand onto a piece of construction paper – one for each color – and wrote the Spanish word for the color on the hand. The hands were then cut out and glued onto a bigger piece of paper in a rainbow pattern. I provided cut-out letters for the children to spell out Los Colores under the rainbow. Then the children each wrote “My favorite color is …… because …..” on the bottom. They turned out super cute! Here is the sample one I made: