Teaching reflexive verbs? Here are some of my favorite activities for reflexive verbs, including a fun freebie!
1. FREE GOOGLE SLIDES
These free digital task cards for Google Slides are for anyone looking to reinforce students’ understanding of reflexive verbs in a fun, interactive way. Students will be engaged and get a great review of reflexive verbs as they work their way through the 50 Google Slides.
Students will be engaged in:
- completing drag and drop conjugation charts for reflexive verbs
- identifying reflexive verbs in pictures
- filling in the blanks of sentences with the correct forms of the reflexive verbs in parentheses
- finding the errors in sentences and correcting them
- multiple-choice questions
- answering open-ended questions in complete Spanish sentences using reflexive verbs
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2. BOOM CARDS
Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun, interactive digital activity for your students to practice reflexive verbs, these NO PREP Spanish Reflexive Verbs Boom Cards are just what you need! Students will be engaged and get a great review of reflexive verbs as they work their way through the 50 cards in the deck.
You as a teacher need a free Boom Learning account to use Boom Cards with your students, but your students do NOT need accounts or to log in if you use the Fast Pins option. Simply share a link with them and they click on the link, enter the code, and play the cards. You can still hold students accountable and take advantage of the self-grading feature by having them take a screenshot of the last slide that says complete and their score and send it to you.
There are more features available with a paid membership like live monitoring and data. If you want data, students will need to log in so you can track them. If they have Google or Microsoft accounts, they can use those credentials to log into Boom. A paid membership is only $25 per year and I think it is worth every penny! I love the data.
See how fun they are for yourself by playing a few cards HERE!
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3. DIGITAL MYSTERY PICTURES
Love super fun, no prep digital activities? If so, then you will love these reflexive verbs mystery pictures! Your Spanish students will get a ton of practice with reflexive verbs as they answer a variety of questions in Google Sheets. Best part? Pixel art activities are self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden 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! They love these mystery pictures and so will you!
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4. READING COMPREHENSION MYSTERY PICTURE
Are your Spanish students struggling with reading comprehension and reflexive verbs? You need this no-prep digital mystery picture! Your Spanish students will improve their reading comprehension skills as they read a passage full of reflexive verbs and answer a variety of questions about what they read.
This activity is self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden 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! Students love trying to guess what the picture is as they complete the activity. Hint: it has to do with the story!
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5. TASK CARDS
Task cards are such a fun, versatile tool. This Spanish reflexive verbs task card set has 48 different cards to get your students up and moving while practicing reflexive verbs. Students will be engaged as they complete various tasks like conjugating reflexive verbs, filling in the blank with the correct form of the reflexive verb in parentheses or subject, answering multiple-choice questions, rewriting grammatically incorrect sentences correctly, and answering questions in Spanish in complete sentences.
Not sure how to use task cards in class? 15 ideas are included! You can also check out these blog posts I wrote for Secondary Spanish Space: 10 Task Card Ideas for Spanish Class and 5 (More) Ways to Use Task Cards in Spanish Class.
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6. TRIVIA GAME
Looking for a super fun, NO PREP activity to review reflexive verbs in the present tense with your Spanish students? Play this Jeopardy-style trivia game with them! Students will get a great review of reflexive verbs and daily routine vocabulary while playing this game. Students will be engaged as they work in teams to answer questions in the following categories: Conjugation, Fill in the blank, ¿Dónde está el error?, Translation, and Un Poco de Todo. In addition to the traditional point value questions that start at $100 and get increasingly more difficult as students work their way up to the $500 questions, there is also a fun ‘Make a Wager’ bonus option for each category that is like Final Jeopardy.
How I like to play:
I put students in teams of 2-3 (three is ideal) and have teams sit together facing the board. Each team needs a mini-whiteboard, dry erase marker, eraser (a tissue works, too), score sheet, and writing utensil. Have one person on the team be the scorekeeper and a different person be the mini whiteboard writer. The scorekeeper needs to write all the group members’ names on the sheet. Once that is done, I ask the class who has the next birthday (or last birthday, is tallest, etc.) and that person gets to choose the first square. From there I go around the room calling on one person from each group until every student has had a chance to pick a square.
When playing, EVERY team answers the question by discussing quietly as a group and writing the answer on their mini whiteboard. I make sure they keep their answer hidden until it is time to share. Once I think all the teams have an answer (or it has been a reasonable amount of time), I give a ”tres, dos, uno” countdown and teams hold up their mini-whiteboards. I then reveal the answer on the screen and points are awarded to the teams who get it correct. Teams are responsible for keeping track of their own points on their score sheet. Honor system!
I play like this so all teams are engaged and getting a good review, not just the one team who picked the question.
Every five questions or so I have students pass materials one person to the left so all students get a chance to keep score and use the ever-popular mini whiteboards, thus no one can ”check out” or be lazy. I find it builds student confidence, too.
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7. GOOGLE FORMS ASSESSMENT
Self-grading? Yes, please! This digital reflexive verbs assessment created in Google Forms is self-grading, editable, AND no prep! In addition to using this for a quiz or test, you can also use a Google Form for an exit ticket, formative assessment, choice board, make-up test for absent students, or about a million other things!
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8. DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM
Can your students break into the museum without being caught?? They will have to work together to solve the 6 puzzles in this digital escape room to do so and return the stolen jewelry to its rightful owners! This engaging escape room was designed to not only give your students a well-rounded review of reflexive verbs but also encourage them to think critically as they work their way through the escape room. It’s easy for you to assign and students to navigate. All puzzles are embedded right in the Google Slides or Google Sites escape room. No messing around with a bunch of files! Simply share the links to the escape room and Google Form and students are good to go!
This no-prep activity is self-checking. Students input their answers to the puzzles in a Google Form. If a group’s answer is correct, it will unlock the next question on the Google Form. If a group’s answer is incorrect, a message will pop up telling students they need to try again and giving them a hint. That instant feedback makes your job so much easier!
9. CUCHARAS GAME
Reinforce verb endings for reflexive verbs in Spanish with this fun game of Cucharas, the Spanish class version of the childhood favorite, Spoons. Students love collecting all the conjugations of a reflexive verb and racing to grab the spoons! This is a great way to get students engaged and focused on the details of reflexive verbs’ endings! There is an included extension activity that has students writing and speaking with the verbs after each round. Click HERE to see it.
10. SUB PLANS
These printable reflexive verbs activities are for anyone looking to improve their Spanish students’ reading comprehension skills and understanding of reflexive verbs in Spanish. There are three print-and-go activities to go along with the comprehensible reading passage for you to choose from: task cards, a crossword puzzle, and worksheets. Talk about an easy sub plan!
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I hope these ideas for reflexive verbs help! If you enjoyed this post, I would love it if you would pin it so others can enjoy it, too! Thanks and have a great day!
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