A wonderful video library that includes 300 videos of children describing everyday objects. The children typically provide 30-45 seconds of clues and then the target word is displayed at the end of the video.


Interpretive: Students are given a worksheet to put six descriptions in order to match the videos they see as well as to add one more line of description to each of the six descriptions viewed in class. A simpler version of this would be to include pictures with descriptions and have students label them with the number of video played. For example, after viewing the first video (#300 on website), they may circle “Te puedes duchar” (with a picture of a shower) and label it #1.

Interpersonal: “Clue” words from Adivina are written on post-it notes and are placed on the backs of students. Other students give simple sentence clues (one per person) until each student discovers their post-it identity.

Presentational: Students create their own riddle book. Each page includes a clue about the object being described. At the end of the book, the object is revealed. For example: a) They are a fruit b) They are yellow c) Monkeys eat them d) They are sweet. The class can later exchange and read each other's book working on circumlocution and predicting.




Students can make their own original Picasso-style picture.

Teacher describes a previously-made Picassohead face and based on that description students try to recreate it on their computer. The teacher could also print images, cut them apart and have students assemble the face or make a collage with the pieces.

Interpersonal: Students create a Picassohead face. They then need to give directions to another student to try to replicate their face. The faces are then compared.

Presentational: Students are given an emotion in Spanish and need to create a Picassohead face showing that emotion. They then need to present their face to the class and explain why it represents that emotion.




Mama Lisa's World
Children's songs from around the world as well as nursery rhymes.


Teacher could create bingo sheets with titles of common songs along with a picture. The teacher plays song clip and students mark off square with X if have it.

Interpersonal: Students receive the lyrics in Spanish and English but with keywords missing. Their partner must help them fill in the lyrics using pictures of the keywords. They then listen to the song to check their answers.

Presentational: After listening to a song in Spanish, students receive both the Spanish and English text. They then need to make a large illustration of a portion of the song to present to classmates as the song plays.



Discovery Kids (en español)

Offers games & videos of well-loved childhood characters from both traditional characters and new Discovery Channel characters.


Based on the video “Mundi: El planeta Tierra”

Interpretive: Students are put into small groups. Each group is given some pictures representing the places that Mundi visits. The class would then play “Simon dice” using the words of the different places (i.e. “Simon dice toca el desierto!”). Students much touch the picture of the places that Simon tells them but not touch it if they don't hear “Simon dice” or if it isn't a place they have in front of them.

Interpersonal: Students form two circles, one inside the other. All students are given a picture of a place from the video. The person in the inner circle says “¿De dónde eres?” and the person in the outer circle needs to respond using their partner's picture “Soy del lago”. They will then switch roles and the person in the outer circle will ask “¿De dónde eres?” and the person in the inner circle will respond. If they have extra time they can then try to guess what type of animal that person might be.

Presentational: Students need to make a diorama of one type of habitat and label five things in Spanish. They could also add one animal that lives there.