Are you looking for ideas for teaching preschool Spanish? You’re in the right place! Here I’m collecting resources for just that, and will share my week-by-week plans. I’ve found that many parents and teachers are looking beyond lists of colors, numbers, and objects. We want to teach children real, living language. At the same time, simply turning on a Spanish nursery rhyme just sounds like noise to beginners. With these lessons, I will help you bridge the gap to authentic language, through learning words in context.
I am teaching a Spanish class this year for my kids and some of their friends, ranging in ages 3-6. (Most are not reading yet.) I’m really excited to share Spanish with our close friends and family. It’s also really fun that my kids get to hear their friends and cousins using our minority language. I will be posting weekly updates so you can see what we’re doing!
My unit is based on the traditional song Los pollitos dicen. We spend a few weeks based on each different line. To download and see my still very-much-in-process outline, click here. Everything in black is free and explained in my posts, and the parts in blue are games, mini-books, and printables that I’ll eventually have for sale in my TpT shop.
Please note that the lessons each teach a particular point, with a specific goal. I do not recommend going on to the next lesson until the class is solid on that goal. If you students are practicing the songs and activities at home, like mine are, the pacing should be about right.
I teach this after they’ve had already had a violin class, so their attention spans are short for me. If needed, I simply stay on the same lesson, and repeat the activities. Preschoolers like familiarity and won’t mind singing the same songs or repeating a game. If you are teaching at a school with several short classes per week, you can adjust by using the home activities.
Lessons 1-3 Los pollitos Preschool Unit 1 Free Download
Lesson 1: Buenos días
Lesson 2: Me llamo & dice
Lesson 3: Los animales de la granja
Lesson 4: La comida