This week’s Spanish lesson was a review of “Los Colores y Los Números.” WJ learned his colors and how to count to 10 in Spanish earlier this year but we haven’t practiced them lately so I thought it was a good time for a review.
We purchased the Whistlefritz Spanish Collection and my kids have both been watching the Whistlefritz Spanish DVDs and listening to the CDs in the car. Part of the collection is a book of Spanish lesson plans for kids. This week’s lesson was a modified version of one of the lesson plans in the book. I used the worksheets provided to come up with some activities to review colors and numbers.
First, we used the worksheet that has 10 presents (regalos) each with a number from 1-10. I colored each present with a different color and cut them out. I placed them in a bag and had WJ pick out one gift at a time and describe it to me in Spanish. He’s pretty perceptive and told me the color I had colored it but that it also had gray and white! He then told me the number on the gift.
For the next activity, we used one of the worksheets provided in the lesson plan book that included a sheet with 9 squares. Each square has printed on it a certain number of gifts. I had WJ count the gifts in each square in Spanish. When he was done counting, I had him find the gift with the correct numeral to place on the square.
He was a little disappointed that the worksheet didn’t have a square with 10 gifts. He kept asking where diez was supposed to go. Fortunately, there are several worksheets to choose from and we found another with 10 gift so he could place the gift with the number 10 on a square!
Even though WJ already knows his colors and numbers 1-10 in Spanish, this was a useful activity for us since it allowed us to practice asking and answering questions in Spanish. We definitely need to spend more time speaking to each other in Spanish.
Speaking Spanish is the one Spanish skill that is difficult to work on since I’m not fluent. So activities like this are great for me and Whistlefritz makes it really easy since they include dialogues written in Spanish and English in each of their lessons. Then they suggest a section from one of their DVDs or a song from one of the CDs to reinforce the concepts.
Have fun learning colors and numbers in Spanish!