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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Days of the Week

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños

¡Hola Amigos! Welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find a list of wonderful resources, book suggestions, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!   

In this week’s blog, we’re going to learn the days of the week in Spanish.  After learning and reviewing the vocabulary list below, try out some of the recommended activities to ensure the most language retention. 


Vocabulary

Review the following words and sound them out. Then watch a fun video and try to follow along and repeat the words as they are sung.

Days of the Week – Días de la Semana 

Monday – lunes (loonehs) 

Tuesdaymartes (mahrtehs) 

Wednesdaymiércoles (myehrkohlehs) 

Thursdayjueves (hwehbehs) 

Fridayviernes (byehrnehs) 

Saturdaysábado (sahbahdoh) 

Sundaydomingo (ehl dohmeenggoh) 

Day – día (deeah) 

Week – semana (sehmahnah) 

Today – hoy (oy) 

Tomorrowmañana (mahnyahnah) 

Yesterday – ayer (ah-yehr) 

Weekend El fin de semana (ehl feen deh sehmahnah) 


Advanced Practice:

Practice asking these questions. 

  • What day is it? – ¿Qué día es hoy? (keh deeah ehs oy) 

Today is _____.  – Hoy es _____. 

  • What day is tomorrow? – ¿Qué día es mañana? 

Tomorrow is _____. Mañana es _____. 

  • Yesterday was _____. – Ayer fue _____.
     
  • What is your favorite day of the week? – ¿Cuál es tu día favorito de la semana? 

It’s _____. – Es el_____. 

Activities and Games to Try:

Match the Squares – Click on the image below to download and print  flashcards with the days of the week in Spanish and English. Cut out the squares and shuffle them, then ask your students to match the correct days of the week.  

  • Variation: Play a Memory Game. Place the cards face down and try to match the Spanish word with its corresponding English one. 


Play Wall Touch – This activity would be even more fun with more than one child playingAsk everyone to randomly stick the cards of the days in Spanish all over the walls around the room, then ask everyone to stand in the middle of the room. Shout out “lunes” and everyone has to race over to a lunes card and touch it. Then “martes” and so on (in the correct order) until you make it through all the week days. Play another round, this time faster! 

Make up an acronymAcronyms are a very useful memory tool. Using the first letters of the days in Spanish (L, M, M, J, V, S, D) try to come up with your own acronyms to help you remember them. You’ll have some laughs while also reinforcing the words to memory.  Some fun examples are:
 

  • Let’s Make More Jolly Videos Showing Dogs 
  • Little Mice Make Jolly Vikings Slam Doors. 

 

Recommended titles:

Mi Calendario: Los Días De La Semana My Calendar: Days of the Week by Luana Mitten 

  • Teaches the concept of the days of the week using predictable text and matching photos. Grade Level: Preschool – 2
    Available from Hoopla
     

The Very Hungry Caterpillar/La Oruga Muy Hambrienta By Eric Carle 

  • This Bilingual edition of a beloved story is a perfect way for kids to learn the days of the week as our hungry little caterpillar munches his way through different foods.
    Grade Level: PreschoolKindergarten
    Available for Curbside Pickup 

 

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to the days of the week in Spanish! Thank you so much for exploring this week’s Spanish 101 for Kids blog!  We’ll see you next week for some fun Spanish lessons, books and activities! 

¡Hasta La Vista!  

-Marnie