Games
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Adjectives
  • ¿Quién es? – One student leaves the room. Choose another student in the room that the first student will try to guess. The student then returns and asks yes/no questions to discover the identity of the mystery student. - ¿Tiene pelo rubio? ¿Tiene ojos azules? ¿Esta en la primera fila?

Animals

Geography
  • Country Reports (Map and name of country is given; points given for identifying country)

Gustar
  • Me gusta - ¿Quién es? - Each student writes what he or she likes or likes to do. The teacher reads the student descriptions and the students try to guess who the teacher is describing.

Months
  • Months Card Game
  • Calendar Salad Bowl Scramble - Students are given the name of a day, month or season. Students find their groups and form a line according to the position of their item.

Names
  • Famous Pairs - Each student receives the name of a famous pair. Students circulate around the room finding their partner by asking the question "¿Cómo te llamas?" - Ex. King Juan Carlos - Queen Sofía; Don Quixote - Sancho Panza; Tom and Jerry; Micky Mouse - Minnie Mouse; Bert - Ernie; Peter Pan - Tinker Bell; Beauty - Beast;
Numbers
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  • Mamaleche or bebeleche (Hopscotch in Mexico)
  • Nada, Casi, Bueno - One student chooses a number between 10 and 99 or to practice larger numbers, a number between 100 and 999. The other students take turns guessing the number. Guesses are recorded for all to see. Number digits are marked with the following letters: Nada – The number is incorrect; Casi – The digit is close to being correct (it is one lower or one higher). You can also make the game more challenging by having “C” also mean that the digit is correct but in the wrong place. Bueno – The digit is correct.
  • Duelo - One student from each team comes forward. The students stand back-to-back with a set of number cards. Each student walks three steps according to the directions given by the teacher, prepares their number card (faces the number outwardly) and turns around when the teacher issues the command to do so. The students look at each other's cards and then give the sum in Spanish.
  • Bean Bag Sequence - Throw the bean bag to the first student saying a number. That student throws it to the next student who gives the next number.
  • Diez Adiós - One student starts counting and continues with the next students until the student who arrives at "Diez." The teacher and student respond with "Adiós." That students sits down and play continues until there is one student left. Variations: Change the ending number according to the age of the group. Can also do with days of the week, months, etc.

Question Words

Vocabulary
  • Baseball Vocabulary (A to Z Teacher Stuff)
  • Veo, Veo - es un juego de adivinanzas - Una persona comienza por escoger un objeto (por ejemplo, un cerdo) y dice "veo veo", iniciando la siguiente secuencia entre la persona que escogió el objeto, y los otros jugadores que intentarán adivinarlo:-veo veo-¿qué ves?-una cosita-¿qué cosita es?-empieza por "C"Los otros jugadores entonces miran a su alrededor para sugerir que podría ser. Cada vez, la persona que escogió el objeto debe decirles si es o no, como: - No, no, no, eso, no, no, no, no es así o Sí, sí,
    sí, eso sí, sí, sí, sí, sí eso sí.

    La persona que adivina entonces escoge el siguiente objeto. En algunas ocasiones, adicionalmente acumulará puntos por adivinar.
Otra variación usa colores, lo cual sustituye las últimas líneas de la secuencia por-una cosita-¿de qué color es?-rosado (Wikipedia)
  • Vocabulary Hide and Seek - One student hides the vocabulary item (classroom item, animal, food) while another students closes their eyes. As the student searches for the object, the other students say the name of the object. If the student is not close to the object, the students whisper the vocabulary item name. As the student searching approaches the item, the students repeat the name in a louder voice.
  • Bolsa Mágica - Place vocabulary realia in a bag. The teacher puts the bag with the items behind her back and selects one of the items. Students guess what item the teacher has chosen. If the students don't know how to say the name of the item in Spanish, give them 2 or 3 choices. Variation: The teacher selects the item and shows it to the class. Individual students give clues to the teacher to identify the item. Variation: The students chose the items from the bag and guess.