Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by Bilingual Kidspot
Fun Spanish Games for Kids to play at home or in the classroom
Here you can find 10 Spanish classroom games for kids and students. These games to learn Spanish are great for playing at home or in the classroom. Make sure to also check out our Spanish Board Games post for more ideas.
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Those who work with and constantly interact with children know that playing is serious business. It’s how children interact with and learn about the world.
Children, therefore, can teach us a thing or two about learning. One the biggest things they can teach us is that having fun is the best way to learn!
So, if you’re looking for a way to increase the learning in your classroom or at home, we have made a list of 10 Spanish games for kids to play!
10 Spanish Classroom Games for Kids
Fun Spanish classroom games for kids you are going to love
1. Two Truths and Lie
For this fun game, each player will write three statements about themselves in Spanish on a piece of paper.
Younger children can dictate the statement to an adult out of everyone else’s hearing.
One of the statements should be a lie and the other two should be truth.
Each participant will read their three statements, and everyone else playing will question them to try to determine which statement is a lie.
2. Twenty Questions
Write the names of celebrities, animals, or objects in Spanish on individual cards.
Each player will have to stick his or her card on their forehead for everyone else to see.
Then, they will have to ask questions from the participants in Spanish in order to guess what is on their card.
They will only have 20 questions with which to guess what is written on their card.
Before playing this Spanish game for kids, write out words in Spanish to be acted out for the game (Learn Safari has a Freebie that you can use here).
Divide the players into teams.
The first player will draw the piece of paper and act out the word (or phrase) that his or her team mates will have to guess.
You can set a time limit that is appropriate for your age group, level of difficulty, and time constraints.
4. Going to the market…
I remember playing this game with all of my cousins when I was little. It was simple, fun and so funny!
The first player begins by saying the sentence: “Yo voy al mercado y voy a comprar…” ( “I’m going to the market and I am going to buy..” ) and will begin with a word that starts with A.
The next player must remember the word that started with the letter A and must then add a word that starts with the letter B.
The game will continue this way until you get through the entire alphabet (or everyone looses).
If someone misses an item, they are out of the game for that round.
5. Second Language Mad Libs
This is a super fun Spanish game for kids. Write shorts stories in Spanish with blanks in place of certain key words.
You will ask players to give you nouns, verbs, adj, etc. Without them seeing the story.
You will then add the words into the story and read them out loud. The stories will have the whole group laughing!
6. Consecutive Storytelling
For this game, first player makes up a sentence of a story in Spanish.
The second player makes up the second sentence, the third player the third and so on.
You will soon have a funny story made by all of the participants!
7. Would You Rather?
This is s super popular game that you probably played on long car rides when you were young (ya know, before we had iPads, podcasts and tons of audiobooks to entertain the young during car trips. How did our parents do it?)
To play this game, someone must ask a question and give two (usually ridiculous) options to choose from. Would you rather have wings or a tail? Make sure that the questions are asked in Spanish! (here you can find some Examples in English)
8. Scavenger Hunt
This fun Spanish game for kids can be adapted to your theme and space. You can ask players to grab the item, a picture of the item, or take a picture of the item.
Give them a list of things or locations in Spanish and the players must go around until they locate everything on the list.
It’s an extremely fun way to practice Spanish vocabulary!
9. Last Man Standing
Have all the players form a circle and then you can stand at the center with a ball.
Name a category in Spanish (animals, food, places, articles of clothing, etc.) and toss the ball to a player.
They will name an item related to the category and then toss the boll to another player, who will then have to come up with a word to go along with the category.
If the player takes too long to come up with a word, can’t come up with a word, or repeats the word, they sit out. The last “man” standing wins the game!
10. 20 Cosas
This simple Spanish game for kids will test the player’s memory and vocabulary.
Gather 20 items “cosas” and put them on a table.
Ask the players to take a look at items for a minute, then take a sheet and cover it all up.
Ask the players to then write (or draw) as many items as they can remember on a piece of paper. Whoever remembers the most items, is the winner!
What’s Your Favourite Spanish Game for Kids?
All of these Spanish games for Kids can be adapted for use at home or in the classroom. They can also be adapted for different ages, settings or languages.
They’re flexible and can help you focus on any theme you may be working on.
Have you tried any of these Spanish games for kids? What are you favorite ways of getting language learners to play and learn?
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Author: Keli Garcia Allen is a Spanish teacher currently working in a bilingual classroom. She is the Head of Content for Learn Safari and is working on Spanish Safari, a Spanish learning app for kids. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.