Saturday, February 15, 2014

Montessori-Inspired Spanish Color Activities Using Free Printables

Free Spanish Printables and Montessori-Inspired Spanish Color Activities By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

Many Montessori schools teach a foreign language. In the U.S., the language is often Spanish. I don't know a lot of Spanish, but I always enjoyed teaching the few concepts I knew in Spanish to the preschoolers I taught. 

Today, I'm sharing some free printables and Montessori-inspired activities for introducing Spanish colors. You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K Sharing

You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities.

Disclosure: This post contains Montessori Services affiliate links at no cost to you.
Color Tablets and Spanish Color Matching Activity 

Color Tablets and Spanish Color Matching Activity  
For this activity, I used the free Color Matching Cards from Montessori Print Shop and the Spanish Color Matching Cards from Homeschool Creations.
I put the cards in a small willow basket and used a a large hemmed work rug from Montessori Services for the layout.

Laminated Montessori Print Shop color matching cards are all that are needed for a homeschool or many preschools. You really don't need to purchase Montessori color tablets, especially for home use. You can find presentations for introducing Montessori color tablets in my DIY Color Tablets post at Living Montessori Now. 

Spanish Color Matching Activity 

Spanish Color Matching Activity

This activity uses Los Colores color matching game or activity by Carolyn from Wise Owl Factory. In the printable pack, there are directions for using the printables as a game. Here I used them as a Montessori matching activity.

Again I put the cards in a small willow basket and used a a large hemmed work rug from Montessori Services for the layout. To create a control of error (self-check), I placed a small matching color dot on the back of each of the Spanish word cards. 

Snowman Spanish Color Activity 

Snowman Spanish Color Activity

In case you haven't seen this before, I have a Montessori-Inspired Snowman Color Activity with Spanish color cards in a previous post here at PreK + K Sharing. You'll find ideas for preparing and presenting the activity.

Color Tablets, Yarn Balls, and Spanish Colors

Color Tablets, Yarn Balls, and Spanish Colors

In my post at Living Montessori Now with Montessori-Inspired Color Activities Using Yarn Balls and Free Printables, you'll find another Spanish color-matching activity.

More Montessori-Inspired Spanish Activities 

Spanish Silence Game Sign

Spanish Silence Sign

I love the Montessori silence game. It’s wonderful for helping children develop self-control and self-discipline. You can find a Spanish version of the silence game in my Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities - Mexico. 

Montessori-Inspired Spanish Activities Post 

Montessori-Inspired Spanish Activities

I have a Montessori-Inspired Spanish Activities roundup post with more ideas. 

More Free Spanish Printables 

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to lots of Spanish freebies from around the blogosphere: Free Spanish Printables and Montessori-Inspired Spanish Color Activities.

Presidents' Day Activities

Happy Presidents' Day Weekend if you live in the U.S.! For Montessori-inspired Presidents' Day activities, check out these posts: Montessori-Inspired Activities Teaching about Money and Presidents, Montessori-Inspired President’s Day Activities, Free Presidents’ Day Printables and Montessori-Inspired Presidents’ Day Activities.

Montessori at Home or School - How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBookIf you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my new eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12.

Have a great weekend!
Deb - Siganture

Deb ChitwoodDeb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in Colorado Springs with her husband of 38 years and their cat of 12 years. She blogs at Living Montessori Now. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing these resources and ideas! I am saving these ideas for use in the near future!

    Teaching Munchkins

    1. Thanks, Sara! I'm glad they're helpful for you. :)

  2. Tons of great ideas! Love the pictures for the color matching activity. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Thanks so much, Renae! I love those pictures, too. :)


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