Lesson 5: Me gusta Activities for Preschool Spanish

Lesson 5: Me gusta Activities for Preschool Spanish

Inside: A preschool lesson with me gusta activities, with comprehensible stories, songs, and input for kids.

Lesson 5 Goals: I can say that I like or don’t like something.

Target Structures: me gusta, no me gusta, te gusta

(Las uvas, la zanahoria, el queso, la galleta, la lechuga, and los arándanos are also introduced. At this point, they are always presented with pictures or props. Only the target structures are meant to be acquired at this point. Having variety in the foods is fun for book, games, and songs. They can be learned naturally throughout the entire unit.)

Click here to see the week-by-week listing, and to access my overall unit plans. (Each lesson provides enough material for multiple classes.)

Review: Sings the songs learned so far, ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant, Los animales Bingo.

Movement/brain breaks: Stretch with our movement words: levántate, siéntate, manos arriba, and manos abajo, corre and salta, Duck, Duck, Goose in Spanish, or ¡Salta, salta!

Lesson 5 Me gusta Activities

Activity 1

Introduce the new foods (las uvas, la zanahoria, el queso, la galleta, la lechuga, and los arándanos). Use props or toys if you can! These foods will appear in the stories, songs, and games throughout the lesson, so just go for comprehension and don’t expect students to produce them for a while.

Show the lettuce, for example, and say, Es lechuga. Use the animals props and say, El caballo come la lechuga, or hand it to a student and ask, ¿Emily come la lechuga o come la manazana?

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Activity 2

Tell the story El pato que tiene hambre, available below. Stop to ask questions and check for understanding as necessary.

 

Activity 3

Do some total physical response with the words learned so far. Say a word or phrase, and they act it out. El gato dice miau, come la manzana, toma agua, etc. This is a perfect time to watch what everyone is doing and get a check on the pace of the lessons. Always go as slow as necessary, repeating games and activities as needed. These lessons are packed with new targets, so if anything is shaky I take extra time before moving onto the next lesson.

Activity 4

Play ¿Qué hay en la bolsa? again, from Lesson 3. Have bags ready with toy foods inside, or sneak foods into one bag for each turn. Sit in a circle, and the kids take turns getting a bag. They have to put their hand in the bag and guess what food is inside just by feeling it. Once they guess the food, we talk about it. ¿Te gusta el maíz? ¿El perro come el maíz? etc.

 

Supplemental Me gusta activities and resources for home or class:

A lesson on me gusta and no me gusta:

Sesame Street episode on me gusta/ no me gusta:

¿Qué color es la fresa? (Uses the phrases ¿Qué color es…?):

Peppa Pig episode in Spanish that mentions foods and me gusta:

Peppa Pig episode in Spanish that mentions colors frequently:

A silly, highly comprehensible song that teachers me gusta/no me gusta:

A silly, highly comprehensible song that teachers me gusta/no me gusta:

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Play Bingo with pictures of the foods. To keep the language as “whole” as possible, I call out the terms as Me gusta el helado. Me gustan las uvas. If the words are very new, show a picture as you call out the term.

Lesson 4: Teaching Food in Preschool Spanish

Lesson 4: Teaching Food in Preschool Spanish

Inside: A preschool lesson on teaching food in Spanish, through comprehensible stories, songs, and input for kids.

Lesson 4 Goals: I can recognize the names of several familiar foods.

Target Structures: tiene hambre, come, toma, la manzana, la leche, el maíz, el pan, el agua

Click here to see the week-by-week listing, and to access my overall unit plans. (Each lesson provides enough material for multiple classes.)

Review: Sings the songs learned so far, ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant, Los animales Bingo.

Movement/brain breaks: Stretch with our movement words: levántate, siéntate, manos arriba, and manos abajo, corre and salta, Duck, Duck, Goose in Spanish, or ¡Salta, salta!

Lesson 4: Teaching Food in Spanish for Kids

Activity 1

Introduce la manzana, la leche, el pan, and el agua. It’s best to use real objects or toys if possible, when introducing new words. Practice saying each a few times, and circle them a bit (¿Es una manzana? ¡No! ¿Es agua? ¡Sí!)

Have cutouts of la manzana, la leche, el pan, and el agua ready for everyone (included in a Unit 2 purchase). Pass them out, and practice following directions using the props. Say, come el pan; they search for the the right picture, and pretend to eat it.

Preschool Spanish lesson for la comida

Activity 2

Tell the story El caballo que tiene hambre, available below. The term uvas is included, and will show up later throughout the unit. You shouldn’t need to define, however, as the students will understand the word from the pictures.

 

Activity 3

Vote on favorite foods and make a graph. I prepared little cards with names ahead of time, since we’ll repeat this activity, but post-its would work as well. This is a fun way to get in lots of repetition of the food names as you ask and point to the pictures.

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Activity 4

Play ¿Qué hay en la bolsa? again, from Lesson 3. Have bags ready with toy foods inside, or sneak foods into one bag for each turn. Sit in a circle, and the kids take turns getting a bag. They have to put their hand in the bag and guess what food is inside just by feeling it. Once they guess the food, we talk about it. ¿Te gusta el maíz? ¿El perro come el maíz? etc.

 

Supplemental la comida activities and resources for home or class:

A song to learn basic terms for food in Spanish:

More terms for la comida, going through the meals of the day:

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Spanish Food Vocabulary Games

Spanish Food Vocabulary Games

Inside: Free food in Spanish printable game cards.

 

Food Vocabulary Games

Here’s a free download for studying food in Spanish! The pack includes printable word and picture cards for playing multiple games, with a vocabulary list and game instructions. My students (of all ages) love practicing vocabulary by playing Go Fish/¡Ve a Pescar!, Old Maid, Concentration, and Slap It. They could also be made into flashcards.

 

 

Teaching Food in Spanish

I really prefer teaching vocabulary without translation between Spanish to English, when possible. That’s why I make my vocabulary game packs (both my freebies and paid TpT products) image-based, not translation-based. We practice hearing, saying, and reading the Spanish words without having to use English. The entire 40-packet is available on TpT and includes Bingo cards, a dice game, a crossword, and word search.

There are also many fun resources for teaching La comida. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

 

Also be sure to follow my Pinterest board for La Comida below!

 

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