Today we had to cancel little one’s Spanish immersion class due to bad weather. It was raining heavily, it was foggy, and the drive to the center is quite a ways. So I preferred not to drive in that type of weather, so we stayed home. Of course, we had our at-home Spanish lessons with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? We don’t have the Spanish book so I translated for little one.  You can find the Spanish one here:   Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
We used Spanish color flash cards so little one can match them to the colors of the animals, and then he matched them to the coloring pages. (That I found here.) As he matched the colors with the animals, he would also say out loud the colors and animal names.  The repetition of the colors and animals, and the rhythm makes it easy for little one to remember, and develop his Spanish literacy.

He had so much fun matching the flash cards and the coloring pages to the pages of the book.

Of course, he had more fun clowning around, and being silly. 🙂  Trying to hide away from the camera.

Afterwards, he got serious, and was very busy coloring his pages. He then asked if he can cut them out to make puppets! I was happy to oblige, because it just comes to show how creative he can be! It never even crossed my mind to make puppets! Ha! 🙂
I taped popsicle sticks to each animal, the teacher and the children cut-outs so he can play with them.  He and his Daddy even did a puppet show for me! 🙂
Story time in Spanish, learning new colors and animals, and making puppet shows kept him busy for a few hours.  This boy keeps me on my toes, and now I’m thinking and working on our next “At-home Spanish lessons” 🙂

What fun ways have you tried to incorporate learning Spanish (or any other language) at home? I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments! Please like, share or pin!

¡Hasta la próxima!

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  1. That activity looks like lots of fun. How old are your kids now? I want to start teaching my toddler a language very soon. He's now 2.

  2. I love it Frances! You are so creative and clearly your son is too. I also wouldn't have thought to make the puppets but they were such a great idea.

  3. Hi there! We only have one little boy he's 4 yrs. old, and I would strongly suggest you start right away with you toddler. The sooner the better! 🙂

  4. Eric Carle is so wonderful. I love what you guys came up with – how fun! 😀 Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  5. What a wonderful lesson!! I love it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  6. We have this book in English too. I'm definitely going to get the Spanish one! It's one of my favorites and I'd love to read it to my son in Spanish. I can't wait until he is older and I can do activities like this with him! I'm dropping by form Say It Two Ways Thursdays! 🙂

  7. Hi Sandra! Thanks for stopping by! You can always translate as you read the book to your son 🙂 I thought about getting it in Spanish, but since my son has already memorized the Spanish translation I decided to get Eric Carle's "La Araña Muy Ocupada."

  8. What a fun lesson! We actually have this book out from the library right now! I like your idea of matching the color cards, and also making puppets! Thanks for linking up to Linky Lunes!

  9. Me gustaría lograr oso pardo para imprimirlo y colorearlo.
    Cómo lo logro, Amalia

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