Inside: Los pollitos dicen pío, pío, pío lyrics, printables, and activities for kids.
Los pollitos dicen is one of my favorite songs in Spanish for kids. It’s also perfect for families learning Spanish– the song is packed with high-frequency phrases like tengo hambre, tienen frío, and duermen.
We like it so much I created an entire Spanish Preschool series based on the song, with enough materials to last a year. Click on the link above if you want in-depth resources.
In this post, I’m wrapping up that series with activities for teaching the song. Read on if you want some great activities and free printables you can use right away!
LOS POLLITOS DICEN PÍO PÍO PÍO ACTIVITIES
Choose as many as you like, or do all of them!
1. LISTEN TO THE SONG.
Here are my favorites from YouTube. (Below you can find the lyrics online and as a printable.)
2. MAKE LOS POLLITOS DICEN PUPPETS.
To make the song more hands-on, and emphasize dice, make my pollito puppet. Cut out the pollitos, and then make another cut so the top part of the head is separate. Glue each piece onto the top and bottom of a clothespin. Now your pollito can open and close its mouth when it’s time to say, – pió, pío, pío!
If you are teaching Spanish, you can also use this to talk about the little chicks and gets lots of reps for dice. Ask your students, ¿El pollito dice, – guau, guau? Nooo! El pollito dice, -maa, maa? Noo! El pollito dice, -pío!
3. MAKE A MINI-BOOK OF THE LYRICS FROM THE SONG.
Download my free mini-book, to color and read at home or in class. With illustrations, the song is extra comprehensible for Spanish learners.
4. ACT OUT THE SONG.
Attach motions to the song and act them out while singing. Once everyone has learned them well, use props or masks and act out the lyrics as a class. You can choose one child to be the gallina, or the teacher can act out that part.
5. SEQUENCE THE SONG LYRICS WITH PICTURE CARDS.
Make (or buy) cards that depict each scene of the lyrics. Read aloud the lyrics of the song, and have the students put the pictures in order, or in a pocket chart in the front of the classroom. Once they are familiar with this activity, they can try it while listening to the song itself.
If you are teaching older students, I also have a free printable on TpT. You’ll get the lyrics and several listening/lyrics activities.
You can also purchase lessons on Los pollitos dicen (the first unit is free!):