About ¡Hola Speekee!

¡Hola Speekee! is our free 10-week series of Spanish lessons for children at home.

  • A 10-week program with activities for three different age groups: up to 7 years, 7 to 9 years and 9-11 years
  • There is 1 theme per week
  • Speekee videos with real Spanish children in real Spanish locations, supporting pronunciation
  • Language-learning games and activities for children to complete alone or with family members
  • No registration, login or payment is required

Over the 10 weeks you will cover the following 10 themes:

Greetings. Numbers. Days / Months. Age. Colours. Animals. Family. Food. Likes and dislikes. Hobbies.

1Greetings2Numbers3Days and months4Age5Colours6Animals7Family8Food9Likes and dislikes10Hobbies

Days and Months

Activity 1

Dani loves football. In this video he tells us all about it, including when he plays it.

You don’t need to understand most of the conversation for this topic, so here’s the bits you should know:

Interviewer: ¿Cuándo juegas al fútbol?

Dani: Juego los miércoles y los viernes.

Which means:

Interviewer: When do you play football?

Dani: I play on Wednesdays and Fridays.

So now it’s your turn! Once you have practised the days of the week (which are listed below), try and say them in full sentences, like Dani.

Key language in this activity

SpanishPronunciationEnglish
LunesloonessMonday
MartesmahrtessTuesday
MiércolesmeeyerhcohlessWednesday
JueveshwehvessThursday
ViernesbeeyehrnessFriday
SábadosahbahdohSaturday
DomingodohmeengohSunday

Once you have done that you can print off the activity sheet and follow the instructions on there. If you don’t have a printer, just copy out and fill in the sheet on some paper.

Activity 2

Here’s Maggie and some of her friends from school telling us their birthdays.

If you have some card and a pin you can make a wheel like in the video. If not, don’t worry - you can still easily practise the months! Here’s a reminder of the months to help you:

Key language in this activity

SpanishPronunciationEnglish
EneroehnehrohJanuary
FebrerofebrehrohFebruary
MarzomahrthohMarch
AbrilahbreelApril
MayomahyohMay
JuniohuuneyohJune
JuliohuuleeyohJuly
AgostoagosstohAugust
SeptiembresepteeyembrehSeptember
OctubreoktoobrehOctober
NoviembrenohbeeyembrehNovember
Diciembredee-ethee-embrehDecember

Once you feel confident with these, you can add dates too, like Maggie’s friends.  

You probably looked at numbers last week, so here’s an example of how to say the full date:

El (the) quince (fifteenth) de (of) marzo (March).

Now you can say your birthday, by adding Mi cumpleaños es el...

So ‘My birthday is on the 15th of March’ would be ‘Mi cumpleaños es el quince de marzo’.

When you’re happy with that, print out the activity sheet and follow the instructions on there. If you don’t have a printer, just copy out and fill in the sheet on some paper.