I love how little one is so motivated and excited about learning new Spanish words! So I want to keep things fresh, and new for him! So, why not learn and play at the same time? I refurbished an old cork board into a felt board. Our Spanish lesson theme was "Spring", and as a guide I used the mini-book that I copied from the book My First Bilingual Little Readers: Level A: 25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading (Teaching Resources). This book has great mini-books, you can check out my previous post on how we used it here.
I started by cutting out the sun, a cloud, stems, a flower, leaves for the flowers, and the grass; until my 4 yr. old insisted on helping cut out the rest of the flowers, another cloud, the sky, some more grass, some leaves, and the trunk of the tree. You can tell which ones he cut out. :) He also cut out a rainbow that you'll see in one of the pictures. (Very original I must say!)
As he was cutting them out he would say the names, the colors, and even counted the flowers in Spanish.
After he finished playing with the felt board, we read together the mini-book Almost Spring/Ya casi es primavera. The mini-book provides short, and easy to remember sentences on the first signs of Spring. Once we were done reviewing the words in Spanish, and going over the mini-book he pulled out his crayons, and started coloring his mini-book. This was a simple, and fun lesson while learning Spanish!
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¡Hasta la próxima!