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
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.
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: