January 30, 2012

I hope you enjoyed my prior lesson on colors in Spanish. If you missed it you can check it out here! Now it is time to learn about los animales! For my second lesson I chose to use the beloved book Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) so kids can learn about los animales while reviewing colors at the same time!

Los AnimalesLos Animales Lesson

First, I began the lesson with a quick review of the colors using the cards I created for Lesson #1 (you can find the cards here if you would like to use them). Next, we read a story about colors saying the Spanish words for the colors throughout (I used the book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt as it is adorable but you can use any book that features colors).

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Then we played “I Spy.” Each child took a turn saying “I spy with mi ojo something (any Spanish color).” The kids loved this!

We then moved on to Brown Bear. For this story I created small cards to hold up during the story for each of los animales. As the Spanish name for each animal was read, I held up the card for the children to see, then placed it in order on the ground in front of me (we were sitting in a circle on the rug, but you could always use a pocket chart or magnets to display them on the board). You can get the los animales cards to print and laminate for yourself here.

After reading the English version of the story, I read them the Spanish version, so they could hear what the entire story would sound like in Spanish. I pointed out los animales as we read. They thought it was interesting that Spanish has different words for the same thing just like English does.

Los Animales Project

Once we finished the story, I passed out a handout with a bunch of animal names in English and Spanish. You can print it for free here. We went through the list quickly, just to give a brief overview. Next, I explained that each child was going to create his or her own book like Brown Bear. I had created several copies of personalized blank pages for each child. You can print your own for free here. I explained that the children should use the list of los animales and be creative coming up with their own animals for each page. For example a “vaca rosa” (pink cow) or “pato azul” (blue duck). After coming up with their animales, the children drew a picture and wrote what they created on the line provided. The books turned out so cute and the kids had a ball.

Our next lesson will be numbers. Hasta la próxima vez (until next time)…

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  1. Hermoine

    Thanks to this post! I enjoy your teachings colors in spanish language.. I’ve like to follow your updates Gracias..

    • mct224

      Thank you very much! I am so glad you enjoyed the lesson!

  2. Lola

    So could you have them hold up stuffed animals (if you have them?) 😉

    Love the idea for having them make their own books!
    Thanks for sharing.


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