ESTAR and Emotions Digital Mystery Picture – Celia Cruz


Need an engaging activity for ESTAR and emotions that your students will LOVE? Check out this fun self-checking digital mystery picture activity with Celia Cruz! This ESTAR pixel art activity will give your students a well-rounded review of the verb ESTAR and emotion vocabulary in Spanish AND make your life easier because it is super easy to assign and grade!

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¡Azúcar! Your students will love this digital mystery picture activity of the legendary Cuban singer Celia Cruz! Students will get a ton of practice with ESTAR and emotion vocabulary in Spanish as they answer a variety of questions and type their answers in a Google Sheet. Best part? This pixel art activity is self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden Celia Cruz picture will be revealed. If a student’s answer is incorrect, the picture will not change. That lets the student know he/she needs to try again. The instant feedback really helps students improve their skills!


This mystery picture is included in my discounted Spanish Digital Mystery Pictures Mega Bundle. With the mega bundle, you save 20% on all my mystery pictures, PLUS you get all future additions to the bundle FOR FREE! Click HERE to see it.


Teacher tip: Play Celia Cruz’s music while students complete this activity!


This ESTAR and emotions digital download includes:


  • 20 fill-in-the-blank questions
  • 5 find the error and fix it questions
  • 5 multiple-choice translation questions
  • 1 self-checking pixel art mystery picture in Google Sheets
  • Teacher directions
  • Answer key


This Spanish pixel art activity is great for:


  • Test review
  • Sub plans
  • Centers or stations
  • Homework
  • Independent practice
  • Early finishers


Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I need to assign this ESTAR and emotions resource to my students?

❶ Access to the internet

❷ A Google Drive account


How do I collect student work?

Your students will simply complete their own copies of the picture and turn them into your platform (ie. Google Classroom). Instructions for making a copy are in the PDF.


Can I use this even if I don’t use Google Classroom?

Yes! You can download this Google Sheets activity to Excel. Read more about how to do that HERE.



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Thanks for checking out my ESTAR and emotions resource!

La Profe Plotts


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