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

Food

Activity 1

Maggie is pricing up the items in her shop. Can you tell which foods she says before she puts a price on them?

Did you catch the foods she mentioned? If not don’t worry, here’s a table to help you:

Language in this activity

SpanishPronunciationEnglish
PanpahnBread
HuevoshwehvossEggs
ManzanasmanthahnassApples
NaranjasnarahnhassOranges
TomatestohmahtessTomatoes
QuesokessohCheese
HarinaahreenahFlour
PatataspahtahtassPotatoes
PlátanosplahtahnossBananas
AceiteathehytehOil
LechugalehchuugahLettuce
Zumo de piñathoomoh deh peenyahPineapple juice
Zumo de naranjathoomoh deh nahrahnhahOrange juice
LechelechehMilk
AguaagwahWater

There’s a lot to learn there, but don’t panic! Just try a few at a time. When you think you know them, print out the activity sheet and follow the instructions on there. (Did you notice the prices too? If you can remember the numbers we learnt a few weeks ago, then why not try saying the prices in Spanish, too?) If you don’t have a printer, you can draw your own pictures and write the words on some paper.

Activity 2

Aitana, Victoriano and Ana Belén are queueing at Maggie’s shop. Can you hear what food they’ve bought?

After Maggie’s finished scanning her shopping, Ana Belén asks “¿Cuánto es?” which means “How much is it?”. Then she uses the numbers we learned a few weeks ago to give an answer (this is just any number).

Find a partner and practise asking “¿Cuánto es?”. They can reply with any price. Then swap, so they ask how much it costs and you give an answer.

When you’re confident 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.