Homeschool Spanish curriculum for children aged 4 - 7

Confidently homeschool Spanish with a minimum of preparation time by using our fully resourced, structured and flexible curriculum.

Children are engaged by the range of teaching material, designed to meet the needs of individual learning styles.

Your child develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using Spanish language and grammar appropriate for real life communication.

Week 1

Watch 'El parque'

Just watch the first episode of Speekee, 'El parque'. As simple as watch, l.....

Make Dino and Lupi

Sock puppets are great for language learning. They allow children to adopt .....

How are you?

First your child draws happy and sad faces on paper, using any combination .....

'How are you?' song

This is a song unique to 'El parque'. It has very simple lyrics and include.....

Week 2

Watch 'El parque'

This is a great time to consolidate what's been learned so far. Just relax .....

Count to 5

First play the very short segment which shows finger counting. Hold up.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

When Dino and Lupi come together they always have a conversation that revie.....

Life in Spain - at the fair

Each episode of Speekee contains a sequence featuring sights and sounds of .....

Week 3

What time is it?

In every episode Jim asks Speekee: ¿Qué hora es? (What time is it?). Spee.....

Up/down

Using a ball or beanbag, throw it in the air and let it hit the floor (or c.....

Red, yellow, green

Give your child three different colored pens (red, green and yellow) and ke.....

What's in the bag?

A classic guessing game for children, What’s in the bag? is extensively u.....

Week 4

Counting things

Play the segment of Speekee which shows the swings and slides being counted.....

Be careful

First watch the segment in episode one where the Spanish children bump into.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all following free practice activities in the curri.....

Review 'El parque'

Watch 'El parque' again. The language will be familiar by now and you can r.....

Week 5

Watch 'El café'

Just watch the second episode of Speekee - El café. As simple as watch, li.....

Green, yellow, pink, orange

First play the short segment of Speekee which shows Lucía telling Victoria.....

I like it/I don't like it

First watch the segment of Speekee where the Spanish children take drinks o.....

'Do you have apples?' song

This song involves Speekee and the two sock puppets. Activity 1 Your chil.....

Week 6

Watch 'El café'

This is a great time to consolidate what's been learned so far. Just relax .....

Orange juice, milk, water

Play the clip of the Spanish children in the café ordering their drinks. .....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Here is the sketch for this unit: Dino: ¿Tienes una manzana? (Do you have.....

Life in Spain - the café

Talk about drinks you could order in a café. This can include drinks we ha.....

Week 7

Orange, banana, cherry

The video for this clip shows different fruits being lined up as if in a fr.....

A little/a lot

Play the short video clip that shows the drinks being poured into glasses. .....

Happy/sad

The video clip shows the Spanish children standing next to the happy and sa.....

What's in the bag?

In this episode Speekee finds three oranges. Prepare by putting three orang.....

Week 8

Hot/cold

Play the short clip of the hot and cold drinks. Download and print off the .....

Café role play

Play again the clip of the Spanish children in the café ordering their dri.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'El café'

Play the whole of 'El café' again. You can review the language content in .....

Week 9

Watch 'La casa'

Enjoy watching the entire episode. Follow up discussion Discuss the .....

Ball, teddy, piano, blackboard, doll

Can your child can remember which five toys they saw at the beginning of th.....

Numbers 1-10

Your child should be confident with numbers 1-5: Uno, dos, tres, cuatro,.....

'Where is it?' song

The song is about looking for toys. It drills much of the key language in u.....

Week 10

Watch 'La casa'

This is a great time to consolidate what's been learned so far. Just relax .....

Big/very big/small/very small

Watch the short clip of Spanish toys, illustrating grande / pequeña / muy .....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: ¿Qué tienes? (What do you have?) Lupi: Tengo calcetines (I have .....

Life in Spain - at home

Enjoy watching the video clip showing the house in Spain, then follow up wi.....

Week 11

My family

Antonio and Lucía show us photographs of mamá, papá, abuela and abuelo. .....

Numbers 1-20

Make bingo cards and play using just the numbers one to twenty in Spanish. .....

Days of the week

Show the written days of the week (on the flashcards), in order, starting w.....

What's in the bag?

Put a teddy in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag too (it doesn’.....

Week 12

Clothes snap

Play the clip of the different clothes on the clothes line. Reveal the S.....

Dressing up

Revise items of clothing to check understanding. Say the number on the work.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'La casa'

A lot of new vocabulary was introduced in this unit, so you may want to foc.....

Week 13

Watch 'El zoo'

Watch the whole of 'El zoo' and talk about it (in English is OK). Some quiz.....

Order the animals

There are 8 short dialogues in the sequence which shows the Spanish childre.....

Animal maze

Watch the three short clips which show each of three animals negotiate its .....

'I'm not small' song

The song is about big and small animals. It drills much of the key language.....

Week 14

Watch 'El zoo'

Watch 'El zoo' again and enjoy reviewing the language. .....

How big! How small!

Download and print off the stills or show them on screen. Show each still .....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: ¡Mira! (Look!) Dino: Soy muy grande (I’m very big) Lupi: Un leó.....

Life in Spain - at the zoo

Watch the clip. Quiz questions: Q: Which two animals were Joe and Maggi.....

Week 15

Animal names

Use the pictures of the animals to review their names. On the activity she.....

Animal sounds

The video clip contains three animal sounds. Play the clip and say Escucha .....

My favourite color

Show the colours red, blue, green and orange, or use coloured paper or othe.....

What's in the bag?

Put two toy monkeys in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag too (it .....

Week 16

I'm hungry/thirsty

Play the short segment which shows Antonio saying he is hungry and Nieves s.....

Elephants!

This simple game could work well as a warm-up activity at the beginning of .....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'El zoo'

Watch the whole of 'El zoo' again. Opportunities for review include: Mak.....

Week 17

Watch 'La clase'

Watch the whole of 'La clase' .....

I am/my name is

Play the short segment which shows the Spanish children throwing a ball to .....

You're welcome

Watch the clip of the Spanish children at school. Hold up one of your bo.....

'My pencil' song

The song mainly practises these prepositions of place: next to, on, and bel.....

Week 18

Watch 'La clase'

Watch the whole of 'La clase' again. .....

Who are they?

Watch the clip from episode five of Speekee and Jim guessing who is shown i.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Lupi: ¿Quién es? (Who is it?) Lupi: Soy yo (It’s me) Dino: Mira. .....

Life in Spain - at school

Watch the clip of Joe and Maggie settling in to life at school and nursery......

Week 19

Colored pens and pencils

Print off the pen and pencil pictures and show them one by one to your chil.....

Do you have a pen?

Watch the short clip of Ana Belén removing five items from her pencil case.....

The family

Watch the clip of Antonio and Marina with Antonio's family photographs. Pr.....

What's in the bag?

Put a pen in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag too. Ask: ¿Qué .....

Week 20

Adding and subtracting

Start by recapping counting to twenty in Spanish, and then watch the short .....

Build a body

Watch the short clip which shows Jim pointing to different parts of a giant.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'La clase'

Watch the whole of 'La clase' again. Opportunities for review and consolida.....

Week 21

Watch 'El mercado'

Watch the whole of 'El mercado'. .....

Fruit colors

Watch the clips of the yellow and red fruits. Make sure your child has a.....

Tic tac toe

Tic-tac-toe is another name for noughts and crosses - three in a line wins......

'What's in the bag?' song

Watch the song. Put a potato in the bag. Put a few other objects in the ba.....

Week 22

Watch 'El mercado'

Watch the whole of 'El mercado' again. .....

More apples

This game is good fun if you have a lot of apples handy! If so then prepare.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: Mira. Tengo un helado (Look. I have an ice cream) Dino: Quiero una n.....

Life in Spain - at the market

The clip of life in Spain shows Joe and Maggie shopping at the market, then.....

Week 23

Potato apple, orange

Watch the short video clip which shows Nieves and Antonio holding up a pota.....

Potato stamps

Cut several large potatoes in half and dry the cut parts. Give one half of .....

Hunt the eggs

Show a single egg to your child and try to elicit the word: Huevo (Egg) S.....

Shop roleplay

Watch the clip of Lucía acting as shopkeeper, serving three 'customers'. .....

Week 24

Let's see

Select a number of fruit and vegetable items to put in a bag. For example, .....

Make a tortilla

Watch the clip of the Spanish children taking tortilla slices. Make the .....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'El mercado'

Opportunities for review and consolidation include: Have a selection of .....

Week 25

Watch 'La estación'

Watch the whole of 'La estación'. .....

Transport crossword

You'll notice one of the letters has been added to make it easier. If you w.....

Yours/mine

Watch the video clip of the Spanish children collecting from Jim the pictur.....

'Look!' song

There are three keywords which feature in this song: Mira (Look) Escuc.....

Week 26

Watch 'La estación'

Watch the whole of 'La estación' again. .....

My red aeroplane

Your child has the following colors of paper: Verde (Green) Blanco (White.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: ¡Mira! (Look!) Lupi: Un autobús (A bus) Dino: ¿Te gusta? (Do you.....

Life in Spain - at the coach station

Here's a nice true or false quiz to check on observation of the video clip......

Week 27

I don't know

You can have a lot of fun asking your child questions to which they don't k.....

Vehicle sounds game

Watch the video clip which shows pictures of different vehicles which are t.....

Is it a bus?

First, without looking at it yourself, show one of the pictures and ask you.....

What's in the bag?

Put a white aeroplane in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag too (i.....

Week 28

Guess the time

This is an activity to revise clock times. Set a time of 5 o’clock on a .....

Left, right, straight on

For this two-part activity you’ll need to introduce some extra vocabulary.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'La estación'

Some examples of how you can review and consolidate the language learned in.....

Week 29

Watch 'La playa'

Watch the whole of 'La playa'. .....

Spot the ball

Your child needs to be extra observant while watching the opening song agai.....

I want a...

Watch the clip of the Spanish children asking for ice creams and then holdi.....

'It's cold!' song

There are key four phrases which feature in this song: Hace frío (It's.....

Week 30

Watch 'La playa'

Watch the whole of 'La playa' again. .....

ñ and ll

Watch the clip of the Spanish children holding up their flags. ñ and ll.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: ¿Dónde estás? (Where are you?) Lupi: Estoy aquí (I am here) Lup.....

Life in Spain - at the beach

Watch the video clip and try these quiz questions: Q. What colour was Ma.....

Week 31

Weather spinners

Play the clip of Jim and Speekee reacting to different types of weather sho.....

Weather forecast

What's the weather like today? Can your child tell you in Spanish now? D.....

Opposites

Using the downloaded Everyday Language flash cards, ask your child to copy .....

What's in the bag?

Put a plastic ice cream in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag too .....

Week 32

Spanish fans

Watch the clip which shows Antonio and Lucía using fans to reveal their ha.....

A postcard from Spain

Show the flashcards – in any order - with each of these sentences on: Ho.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'La playa'

Opportunities for review and consolidation include: Discuss the day's we.....

Week 33

Watch 'El jardín'

Watch the whole of 'El jardín'. .....

Look!

Play the short clip of the Spanish children doing cartwheels, handstands an.....

Guess how many

Watch the video clip of Lucía showing different numbers of marbles in her .....

'Me gusta' song

If your child has animal photos they can hold them aloft at appropriate tim.....

Week 34

Watch 'El jardín'

Watch the whole of 'El jardín' again. .....

Skip to twenty

Watch the short clip of Antonio and Lucía skipping together. Can your ch.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: Un caballo (A horse) Lupi: Un elefante (An elephant) Dino: Un cabal.....

Life in Spain - Soccer

Some quiz questions: Q. Who did Maggie and Joe meet at the football stad.....

Week 35

Animal wordsearch

Note that some of the words go diagonally. Before your child starts lookin.....

Pet photos

Here your child can use a photo of their pet, or one cut from a magazine. .....

Rolling the R

In Spanish, whenever you are presented with a word containing ‘rr’ you .....

What's in the bag?

Put a ball in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag too (it doesn’t.....

Week 36

Hopscotch

Watch the clip of Antonio and Lucía playing their own version of hopscotch.....

Mime the activity

The opening song in every Speekee episode is Hablo español. Within that so.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'El jardín'

Some examples of review opportunities include: Give a short spelling or .....

Week 37

Watch 'La fiesta'

Watch the whole of 'La fiesta'. .....

Song snippets

This activity is the first of several in this final unit which assesses you.....

How old are you?

Watch the clip of the Spanish children at the party saying how old they are.....

'La nariz' song

This is an activity which will help your child become familiar with much of.....

Week 38

Watch 'La fiesta'

Watch the whole of 'La fiesta' again. .....

It hurts

Watch the clip of the Spanish children eating the birthday cake, during whi.....

Dino and Lupi sketch

Dino: Mira. ¿Qué es? (Look. What is it?) Lupi: Es un osito (It’s a ted.....

Life in Spain - birthday party

Some quiz questions: Q. What does Speekee ask her doll? A. ¿Quieres un p.....

Week 39

Flashcard writing

Can your child remember words and phrases shown on flashcards from previous.....

Personal profiles

Download and print off (in color) the cards which show picture prompts for .....

Email to Spain

This activity consolidates the language learned in the previous activity, s.....

What's in the bag?

Put a pretend birthday cake in the bag. Put a few other objects in the bag .....

Week 40

Seasons

Play the short animated clip of the changing seasons. Draw the seasons .....

Picture story

Watch the clip of the Spanish children at the party, from when Ana Belén t.....

Free practice

For this activity - and all other free practice activities in the curriculu.....

Review 'La fiesta'

Some ideas for review might include: Recall the locations we have visite.....