Note: I’m re-publishing this old post for All Done Monkey’s 2016 edition of 31 Days of ABC’s Series. I’ve revamped the content, added a list of Spanish zoo books, and included details of the series.
For the play date, I made copies of the “animales/animals” bilingual mini-book, and brought with me a box of crayons. At the zoo each child picked up their own map of the zoo.
To begin our Spanish lesson each child wrote their names on the mini-books, and I read to them the names in both English and Spanish. They repeated after me. They also circled on the map where the animals were located, and we reviewed what route we were going to take. Afterwards, we walked through the zoo looking for the animals but we also made some frequent stops to look at other animals that weren’t in the mini-book.
Once they found the animal we would stop so they can color it in their min-books (this also gave us an opportunity to review the names again in Spanish, and to take a break!) They were pretty excited, and enjoyed their outing at the zoo.
|The little ones pointing at the jirafa in their mini-book.|
After taking a break last year due to the arrival of Baby #3, we are back with one of my favorite series, the 31 Days of ABC! You can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet. I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their amazing ideas with us in the coming days. And this year for the first year we are also adding a giveaway, so be sure to scroll to the end and enter for a chance to win! So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October! Don’t forget to follow our 31 Days of ABCs Pinterest board for even more great ABC ideas!