I cannot imagine teaching a world language without culture. It would be just too boring. When you teach a world language, you can bring any subject to your lessons. Art, music and culture in general.
Last month I received my new books to get ready for Hispanic Heritage Month. Although the books are all in English. I can think of so many activities for my Spanish class.
One book is about Picasso’s “The girl with the ponytail” and the second book is a Dali workbook/coloring book for kids. Please click here to download your free template to create activities for your lessons.
Here are some activities to bring some culture and keep your kids creating:
- Translate the story in Spanish “Picasso and the girl with the ponytail”
- Talk about feelings and how to express them (angry, sad, happy).
- Create a picture to express each one of these feelings.
- Compare the styles of the paintings of Sylvette (colors, shapes etc..)
- Give your students paper pieces in different shapes to create a portrait. Describe your portrait. Make a short description using you “Todo Sobre Mi” vocabulary.
- Students can draw their own versions of furniture mixed with animals and other creatures. Describe them, use vocabulary about la comida, animales, la casa, partes del cuerpo, colors and numbers.
- You can ask students to give you names of house furniture (or food) and animals and randomly select two to create a new masterpiece. What about an empanada telephone masterpiece?.
- Invite students to create a masterpiece from a blotch of paint. Is it an animal? A person? Describe it or create a story for your masterpiece.
Do you have any other artists you like to highlight in your Spanish classes? Tell me in the comments.
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