In honor of el Dia de San Valentín, here are some easy Spanish words, phrases, and activities you can learn with your children and express your love!
A great way to reinforce Spanish with your children is to keep the learning natural and relevant. If you plan on making Valentines or decorations this year, incorporate some bilingual fun while teaching Spanish to your kids!
Expressions of love
Encourage kids to write these phrases on their homemade Valentines or make a list for the fridge!
te quiero mucho- I love you very much
te amo- I love you
mi amor- my love
el corazón- heart
el chocolate- chocolate
eres especial- you are special
el beso- kiss
bésame- kiss me
el abrazo- hug
Bilingual Valentine Activities:
*Cut out little corazones in different color construction paper. Reinforce color vocabulary in Spanish by sorting and counting. Hide the hearts all over your living room and give kids commands ” busca los corazones azules- look for the blue hearts, etc etc”.*Make a list of familia to whom you want to send Valentines. Make homemade cards and reinforce family vocabulary in Spanish. Write ‘querida prima’ or ‘querido abuelo’.
*Count candy hearts. Sort by color and count in Spanish. Older kids can do adding/subtracting problems using the dulces. Reinforce number vocabulary by asking ‘ ¿cuántos hay?’- how many are there?. Guess what? Target now has los corazones in Spanish ( see pic). I am sure other stores have them too, I was just thrilled to see them at my local Target. Que bien!