Teaching family vocabulary in your Spanish class? Here are some of my favorite activities for helping students learn Spanish family vocabulary, including a fun freebie! 😍
1. TASK CARDS
Task cards are such a fun, versatile tool. This set of task cards for Spanish family vocabulary has 48 cards to get your students up and moving while practicing Spanish family vocabulary. More than just fill-in-the-blank cards, this set has a variety of tasks to help your students understand family vocabulary in Spanish better. Students will be engaged as they complete various tasks like identifying family members in pictures, solving clues to determine the family member being described (Por ejemplo: ¿Quién es el padre de tu primo?), re-writing sentences with errors correctly, translating sentences, and answering questions about their family in complete Spanish 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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Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun digital activity for your students to practice Spanish family vocabulary, this no-prep Boom Cards freebie is just what you need! Students will be engaged and get a great review of family vocabulary in Spanish as they work their way through the 50 interactive cards in the deck.
See how fun they are for yourself by clicking HERE to play a few cards!
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3. GOOGLE SLIDES
These digital task cards for Google Slides are for anyone looking to reinforce students’ understanding of Spanish family vocabulary with a ton of great practice. Students will be engaged and get a great review of family vocabulary in Spanish as they work their way through the 50 interactive Google Slides.
Students will be engaged in activities like:
- identifying family members in pictures
- writing vocabulary words in Spanish
- reading clues about family members and figuring out who is being described
- answering questions about their families in complete sentences
- finding the errors in sentences and correcting them
- multiple-choice questions
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4. TRIVIA GAME
Looking for a super fun, NO PREP activity to review family vocabulary with your Spanish students? Play this Jeopardy-style trivia game with them! Students will get a great review of Spanish family vocabulary while playing this game. They will also be engaged as they work in teams to answer questions in the following categories: El Vocabulario, 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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5. GOOGLE FORMS ASSESSMENT
Self-grading? Yes, please! This digital assessment created in Google Forms is self-grading, editable, AND no prep! In addition to using it for a quiz or test, you can also use a Google Form for an exit ticket, formative assessment, choice board option, make-up test for absent students, intervention, or about a million other things!
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6. DIGITAL MYSTERY PICTURE
Looking for a no-prep digital activity to help your students learn Spanish family vocabulary? Check out this engaging, easy-to-grade digital mystery picture! Students will get a ton of practice with family vocabulary as they answer a variety of questions in Google Sheets. Best part? 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 to try and guess what the picture is as they complete the activity!
7. READING COMPREHENSION MYSTERY PICTURE
Are your Spanish students struggling with reading comprehension and Spanish family vocabulary? You need this no-prep digital mystery picture! Your Spanish students will improve their reading comprehension skills as they read a passage full of Spanish family vocabulary and answer a variety of questions about what they read.
This Spanish reading 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! Click the image below to check it out!
8. PESCA GAME
Students of all ages love playing this fun Pesca game for Spanish family vocabulary! Students will test their knowledge of family vocabulary as they play this Spanish class twist on the classic card game of Go Fish in small groups. Not only will they learn, but they will also be engaged and having fun, too! Great speaking and listening comprehension practice, too!
IDEA: These versatile cards work great for a game of Memory, too! Just pick out the 12-15 pairs you want them to practice and place the rest aside. Read about how to play Memory HERE.
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I hope these ideas for teaching Spanish family vocabulary 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!