Help your students PRACTICE what they are learning about the PRETERIT TENSE with these NINE activities!
Section 1: Learn
NOTES / Handouts …………………………………………5-13
Students learn all about HOW to conjugate regular verbs in Preterite Tense with BUILT IN practice activities!
Section 2: Practice
Verb Tense Conjugation Worksheet ………………………15
-great to use for any verb tense: have students write which verb tense they are practicing in the blank title box
Spanish Vocabulary Puzzle, -AR verbs …………………….16
-a fun puzzle of regular -AR verbs in the Preterite Tense
Spanish Vocabulary Puzzle, -ER / -IR verbs ……………….17
-a fun puzzle of regular -ER / -IR verbs in the Preterite Tense
Section 3: Reading & Writing
“Mis vacaciones” - a verb conjugation rewrite ………….19-20
a teacher key is provided— great to have on hand for
when it’s necessary to have a substitute! Both REGULAR and IRREGULAR verbs are covered.
“El Cumpleaños de Magdalena” - a verb conjugation rewrite …21-22
a teacher key is provided
this rewrite includes the irregular verbs: ser, venir, estar and dar – Both REGULAR and IRREGULAR verbs are covered.
Section 4: Communication:
- a partner or small group communicative activity about gossip
“A doctor visit” ……….…………………………………………25
- a partner communicative activity
Section 5: Project Assessment
“5 estrellas” ………………………………………………….27-28
- a movie review writing activity
It’s important to offer your students a variety of practice opportunities!
Enjoy! ♥ The Stress Free Spanish Teacher
French Winter-themed Mystery Pictures: Color By Number Printables, No Prep, No Fuss!
French students practice colors and numbers (both numerals and words) in these fun and engaging Winter themed Mystery Pictures!
Great for centers, morning work, homework, emergency substitute plans, fast finishers and a great way to celebrate Winter!
"I use these in my "fast finisher" folder. The kids love them! It helps them stay on task and get their work done because they want a mystery picture!"
The pictures hidden in these puzzles are:
A Christmas tree
Rudolph the Reindeer
A Winter Night Scene
and a Cat Enjoying the Snowfall!
Students simply follow the code to reveal the hidden images!
·.·•Great for any age level! K-12 students all enjoy these puzzles!•·.·
(**These are not 100 squares, each grid has a different number of squares.)
Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida
My students LOVE this game! Just print off the page of instructions and game boards and grab some DICE! Everything is ready to go!
Inside the packet you'll find:
2 Instruction handouts to explain the game
~ Preterite Tense instructions and a blank game board!
A Score sheet to copy and give to your students
10 Game boards to copy and give to your students
- AR verbs game board
- ER verbs game board
- IR verbs game board
- AR / ER game board
- AR / ER / IR game board
- O - UE stem changers
- E - IE stem changers
- E - I stem changers
- Irregular YO form verbs
- Mix of Irregular verbs
Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida
Idioms are so much fun to learn! Not only are they fun, but they are very USEFUL to know and can teach us a lot about other CULTURES.
I've created this packet of activities to help teach Spanish Idioms and also to encourage students to THINK CRITICALLY about their own language. I hope you find some of the lessons included in this packet useful. Thank you so much for your purchase!
A “comecocos” is also called a “fortune teller” and a “cootie catcher.” The instructions on how to fold the paper are included in this packet.
This fun activity helps your students review numbers and practice asking and answering questions in Spanish. For example:
¿Adónde fuiste ayer?
¿Fuiste al cine anoche?
¿Fuiste a la clase de español ayer?
¿Adónde fuiste el verano pasado?
The questions are also included at the bottom of the activity so your students can cut them off and keep them for review.
There are TWO comecocos in this packet:
1 is completely filled in for you and ready to use.
1 is only missing the corner vocabulary words
Spanish class Fast Finishers Activities! Bulletin Board / Display Set. 22 activities for early finishers to use to continue learning & using their Spanish in FUN ways!
There are a variety of activities in this packet, ranging in difficulty level. Some activities will not take very long and some activities are more time consuming. There are activities that are artistic, some require writing, and all require your students to continue thinking about Spanish even after they finish their assigned work in your class.
NO prep! Just print and go!
Spanish Present Tense, Imperfect, Preterit, Conditional and Future TENSES: AR verb GAME! Octopus on Guard! The Octopus is guarding her treasure and students must “pop the bubbles” in the way!
Students pair up and are armed with a marker (or highlighter or colored pencil, etc!). The teacher calls out conjugated verbs in English and the students race each other to find the correct conjugations in Spanish. When they find the correct conjugation, they “pop the bubble” by coloring it in. Whoever finds the correct conjugation first, earns a point. The student with the most points at the end wins!
Another way to play this as a whole class is to use it as a "matamoscas" or "flyswatter" game!
There are SIX game boards included in this packet!
All -AR regular verbs:
present tense (x2)
“Octopus on Guard” is a great review game and motivator. This game can go quickly! It’s a great warm up activity or closer at the
Spanish reflexive verbs activity and game to help teach and reinforce common Spanish reflexive verbs.
·.·•This activity is also included in my Big Packet of Reflexive Verbs •·.·
Great for Spanish 1 students who are just learning the reflexive verbs and need supplemental activities to help practice and remember these important verbs.
Students assemble a seashell "envelope" with 12 common reflexive verbs "bubbles" to use for the game. The inserts are included in picture form, Spanish word form, English word form and blank templates are provided if you want your students to draw their own illustration of the verbs.
After assembling their seashell envelopes and cutting out the vocabulary bubbles, students can use the pieces in a variety of ways- as flashcards, as game pieces for memory or with the Octopus On Guard game board included! "Pulpo en Guardia" is a vocabulary version of “slap jack” - students "pop" the vocabulary bubbles (instructions included!).
The following pages are included in this lesson:
• Instructions for use / Teacher Tips
• Assembly Photos / Instructions for folding
• Vocabulary List of the 12 Reflexive Verbs used in this packet (see below for complete list)
• Seashell Envelope Template for storing the vocabulary inserts
• Octopus On Guard / Pulpo En Guardia (slap jack) game board
• Reflexive Verb picture "bubble" inserts
• Reflexive Verb Spanish Word "bubble"inserts
• Reflexive Verb English Word "bubble" inserts
• Blank circle "bubble" inserts in which students can draw the vocabulary, write the vocabulary or add additional vocabulary.
The following vocabulary is included in this activity:
acostarse - to go to bed
bañarse - to bathe
cepillarse los dientes - to brush one’s teeth
despertarse - to wake up
dormirse - to fall asleep
ducharse - to shower
lavarse - to wash oneself
levantarse - to wake up / get up
maquillarse - to put make up on
peinarse - to comb one’s hair
quitarse - to undress
sentarse - to sit
vestirse - to get dressed
Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida
No Prep! Just print and go!
This 35 page packet contains activities to help introduce the Spanish Speaking Countries and Capitals as well as several versions of quizzes for assessment.
- Tips, Hints and Strategies for teaching the Spanish-Speaking Countries
- Fact Scavenger Hunt
- Blank Maps of the Spanish-Speaking Countries
- Spanish-Speaking Countries Word Search
- Spanish-Speaking Capitals Word Search
- Countries and Capitals Scramble
- Matching Squares Puzzle
- Current Event Articles
- 4 versions of the Spanish-Speaking Countries Quiz
- 2 Versions of the Spanish-Speaking Capitals Quiz
- Teacher Key
No prep! Just print and go!
A ready-to-use Saber vs. Conocer worksheet with teacher key included!
A quick recap of when to use SABER and CONOCER and then multiple choice questions to help students think about which verb makes more sense to use in different cases.
A great review, homework, or quiz. Also good to have on hand for emergency substitute plans - the answer key is provided and students can work independently.
Spanish Culture Project: Student Instructions and Rubrics. Creating a Poster or PowerPoint and giving a presentation.
·.·•This resource is included as both ·.·•a PDF•·.· and ·.·•a PPT.•·.·
The instructions and rubrics are now ·.·•editable!•·.·⋆
You can now also easily assign specific pages digitally to your students!
Hosting a culture project in your classes helps students discover the fascinating mix of things that contribute to our world societies. This culture project allows your students to take what they personally find interesting and expand their knowledge by exploring how that interest is expressed in another culture.
Students will choose a topic (a list of 50+ ideas is provided!), research the topic, create a poster or PowerPoint presentation and prepare a short presentation (2-3 minutes, to allow for large class sizes) to give to the class.
This is such a fun project! If research and preparation is done during class time, this can be a full week of lessons. This is a great option for a week long emergency substitute plan!
A high quality READING activity for your Spanish students that you can download and use immediately!
This lesson fully covers the National Foreign Language COMPARISONS Standard 4.1.
Students practice their reading comprehension abilities and keep that “Affective Filter” (Krashen) open!
I wrote this handout to be chock full of COGNATES. Students GAIN CONFIDENCE in their reading abilities when they can recognize words and MAKE CONNECTIONS between English and Spanish.
This assignment can be done in cooperative groups, solo, as homework or as extra credit if there isn’t time during the class period.
Spanish students need to master telling time in Spanish, but practicing doesn’t have to be boring! These 2 worksheets will be a great supplement to your curriculum!
These two time practice worksheets assess students’ abilities as they practice adding and subtracting minutes from the clock.
Teacher keys are provided!
Speed Dating - Spanish class style! A FUN Communicative Activity for your students - an awesome way to get your students communicating completely in Spanish!
This is a great way for students to practice a variety of skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is a fun (and silly!) lesson that my students get a kick out of- I hope yours will too!
Instructions are provided to help you run this activity smoothly with your students. You will also find a guided “speed dating” tracking sheets for your students to gather information from their “dates.”
My students often choose to take on a persona for this game-- Pretending to be someone famous! The responses they come up with are hilarious! :)
Spanish Project Based Learning.
This packet contains 4 project choices for your students to design towns in a fun way.The focus of these four lessons is to allow a creative way for your students to demonstrate everything they’ve learned in your city / around town unit in Spanish.
The project themes included are:
- A hidden pirate treasure
- A city planner job
- A Godzilla invasion rehearsal
- An invitation to a birthday party with directions on how to get to the party.
Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida
A classroom set of POSTERS to help your students remember weather phrases in Spanish!
There are 60 posters in this set! 31 in SPANISH and 29 English translations (Less in English because I have included multiple ways to say certain weather phrases in Spanish!). There is also a student handout with each of these words and phrases.
****Update! A teacher requested an alternate spelling of the word "rainbow" (arco iris / arcoíris), so now both are available in this packet! There are now 2 versions of the handout to reflect the difference in spelling and you can choose which one works best for you! :)
This poster set can be used as a visual aid and reminder!
Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida
Spanish Task Cards to help your students master the Spanish Subject Pronouns!
Included are 45 task cards for your students to complete.
There are teacher instructions and suggestions, a student recording sheet and a teacher key.
These Spanish Subject Pronoun Task Cards can be used in multiple ways! Here are some ideas:
1. Cut the cards and hang them around your classroom (on the walls, on select desks, tables, cabinets, doors, windows, etc!). Pass out the recording sheet and have students answer the questions and record their answers on the sheet. (****Download the FREE PREVIEW to read VARIATIONS on this idea!****)
2. If you employ the use of Stations in your classes, this is a great Stations activity!
3. Use these cards as a whole class review game!
4. Use these cards as Exit Tickets at the end of your lesson.
Prepositions and giving and understanding directions in Spanish are the focus of this 13 page packet.
This packet contains a vocabulary list of important prepositional phrases and more ciudad vocabulary.
There is a vocabulary list and 5 lessons included in this packet to help students practice, including:
1. Vocabulary List
2. Preposiciones Worksheet
3. Communicative Activity—Giving Directions
4. Firma, Por Favor (a whole class speaking activity)
5. Una Entrevista (a writing, speaking & listening activity)
6. Following Directions- Vocabulary Crossword
This is “Station 2” of a 50 page Differentiated Instruction packet also found in my store. Each station is sold separately in case you don’t need the whole thing.
If you’ve ever played the game “Mad Libs,” you already know how to play this game! There are several ways to use the following worksheets– just take your pick!
Students are prompted to fill in blank spaces in a story with various parts of speech in Spanish. The finished stories are always silly and a lot of fun!
Great for solo work, partner work, homework and emergency sub plans.
A wonderful supplemental activity for your Spanish classes to help students with vocabulary memory recall. Also wonderful for reading comprehension, grammar translation and pronunciation practice. Depending on your students’ ability level, this activity could last anywhere between 15 minutes (high level) to a half hour (lower level).
Help facilitate easy partnering of your students with this Partner Pairs handout!
Students can decide who their six partners will be. If Melissa and Stella want to be partners, they choose the same pictures on each of their Partner Pairs worksheets and write their names in the same places on both worksheets.
Students will find six different people to partner with.
Later, when it’s time for students to work with a partner, the teacher can call out which partner pairs students will work with.
If the teacher calls out “Find your Cheese and Crackers partner!” Melissa and Stella will know to find each other and work together for this activity!
Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida