Preschool Lesson 7: Spanish Opposites

by | Jul 8, 2017

Inside: A preschool lesson that introduces the opposites in Spanish, through comprehensible stories, songs, and input.

Lesson 7 Goals: I can describe people and things.

Target Structureshace frío, hace calor, triste, feliz, grande, pequeño

Click to see my outline of Preschool Spanish Lessons for Los pollitos dicen. (Each lesson provides enough material for multiple classes.)

Review: Sings the songs learned so far and do the ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant.

The Opposites in Spanish for Kids



Introduce hace frío andhace calor with motions. You could show the Opuestos PPT or use real objects. 

Introduce grande and pequeño, and triste and felíz with motions, when the students are ready (possibly after activities 3 and 4). Practice the words by using real objects or using the PPT below.



Play Hace frío, Hace calor. Have one student close their eyes, and hide an object. Say hace calor if they are getting closer, and hace frío if they are getting farther from the object.

This might take quite a bit of modeling, but will be a fun review or closing game in future lessons.




Project and tell the story El Gato y el Perro. Stop to ask questions and check for understanding as necessary.




Project and tell the story El patito pequeño. Stop to ask questions and check for understanding as needed.

Opposites in Spanish Supplemental Resources





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Hey! I’m Elisabeth, a teacher and mom raising two bilingual kids in the Peruvian jungle. Read our story here. I love digging up the best Spanish resources for all you busy parents and teachers!

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