Lesson 6 Goals: I can recognize some colors.
Target Structures: me gusta, no me gusta, te gusta (repeated from last week), los colores, pinta
Note: You may want to teach just four colors one week, or all at once. The online songs, books, etc. teach all the colors together, but doing activities with all the colors at once may be overwhelming at first.
Click here to see the week-by-week listing, and to access my still-in-process unit plans. (These weekly lessons move very quickly. I designed them for families who are doing the songs, games, and mini-books 4-5 days a week at home. It is ALWAYS better to move slowly when needed.)
Review: Sings the songs learned so far and do the ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant.
Activity 1: Introduce the colors with the song to the tune of Frere Jacques. (Again, you may just want to teach the first four colors to begin.)
Activity 2: Play ¡Salta, salta! Scatter large cardstock circles on the floor. You can use whatever materials you have– paper, flexible plastic discs, etc. Just make sure you have lots! Call a color- ¡Salta en rojo!- and the students find the color and jump onto it. Start with 2-3 colors, and slowly add in more (over several weeks, perhaps).
Activity 3: Do a graph activity, similar to lesson 4. Let everyone vote a favorite color and graph their choices. Remember that you can get in a ton on input with me gusta this way: ¿Te gusta rojo, o amarillo, o verde? Te gusta el verde? ¡Muy bien! Niños, ¿a Emma le gusta rojo? No, a Emma le gusta verde.
Activity 4: Read El patito que le gusta pintar. Let the students guess the colors as you tell the story, and stop to ask questions and check for understanding as needed.
Activity 5: Do some art! Give directions for what colors to use and when.
Movement/brain break: Stretch with our movement words: levántate, siéntate, manos arriba, and manos abajo, corre and salta, Duck, Duck, Goose in Spanish, or ¡Salta, salta!
Activities from Unit 2 Purchase:
Activity 1: Play Los colores dice games. There are so many ways to use these! If you want to use them for input (the focus is on listening), ask them questions when they land on a color: for beginners, ¿Es rojo o amarillo?, or ¿Te gusta el rojo?, for intermediate, ¿Qué color es? If the kids know the words well, they can say the color they land on, or even say a sentence or opinion (Me gusta amarillo. Las uva son moradas.) Make sure not to focus on mistakes and correcting mistakes– the message is more important than accuracy.
Activity 2: Make mini-booklets for Los colores.
Activity 3: Art pages for coloring the foods and practicing the colors.
Further Practice or Practice at Home:
- Continue listening to/sing Buenos días, Los pollitos, Las comidas songs, and Los colores songs
- Read mini-book I sent home (¿Qué comen los animales? – part of my unit available on TpT, soon!)
Lots of “me gusta” repitions:
Sweet song with clear lyrics:
¿Qué color es la fresa? (Uses the phrases ¿Qué color es…?)
Peppa Pig Episode that mentions colors frequently
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