Saturday, 8 August 2009

Los Colores

We've decided to learn Spanish. So with the aid of a great Spanish resource book, a couple of CDRoms and a handful of posters we have begun. Colours seemed an easy place to start, so we've been trying to use Spanish names for colours when they come up in conversation. Sienna delights in telling everyone that her favourite colour is "AZUL!" (Blue).
When I was thinking about fun ways to help us learn I decided it would be fun to make up a little game. I cut out circle shapes, Rog downloaded some Spanish tunes, and we had our Los Colores game. A bit like musical chairs meets Hullabaloo, the kids dance around until the music stopped, then I'd call out a colour in Spanish, and they'd have to find the right dot to stand on.

Sienna on negro.

Definitely a hit, and by the end they were all finding their way around the colours.


MzEll said...

Beautiful pictures, as always, and such great inspiration as I try to decide if homeschooling is right for my boys....

Thank you!

Sarah said...

I love that game - I think you guys have something with market potential there! The Dora branding company would snap that game up in an instant! Must try it with the girls. Have fun with more Spanish x

The Word Party

Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
Sly words come dressed as foxes,
Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
Foreign words look lost and shrug,
Careless words trip on the rug,
Long words slouch with stooping shoulders,
Code words carry secret folders,
Silly words flick rubber bands,
Hyphenated words hold hands,
Strong words show off, bending metal,
Sweet words call each other 'petal',
Small words yawn and suck their thumbs,
Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
Snap! The dictionary closes.