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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Fruits

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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 fruits in Spanish!  After learning some of the most common fruits, try out some of the recommended activities below to ensure the most language retention. 

Helping your kids learn a new language is more rewarding than you may realize.  Did you know that children who are introduced to a second language show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving?  Studies show that kids who study a foreign language also score higher on tests in reading, math, and language arts. So, what are we waiting for?   

Let’s get started! The vocabulary list below is an introduction to some of the common fruits in Spanish.  Take a moment to review them and sound them out, then watch a fun video and try to follow along and repeat the words as they are sung. 

Vocabulary: The Fruits – Las Frutas 

Cherry – cerezas (sehrehsah

Lemon – limón (leemohn

Strawberry – fresa (frehsah

Apple – manzana (mahnsahnah

Peach – melocotón (mehlohkohtohn

Orange – naranja (nahrahnghah

Pear – pera (pehrah

Pineapple – piña (peenyah

Banana – plátano (plahtahnoh

Watermelon – sandía (sahndeeah

Grape – uva (oo-bah

Recommended Activities: 

Learning the Spanish words for fruits is an opportunity to incorporate and learn even more Spanish words.  When practicing the words, try using the following sentences. 

  • Make a Fruit Salad! (Ensalada de Fruta) 

This is not only a fun way to practice using these words, but to also internalize them by associating them to our own preferences. While preparing the salad together, encourage your child to answer in the following ways: 

What fruit is this? – ¿Que fruta es esta? 

Very good!¡Muy bien! 

This is a ______. Esta es una/un ________ 

I like ________. – Me gustan las/los __________. 

I don’t like ________No me gustan las/los _________. 

Which fruit do you like to eat? – ¿Que fruta te gusta comer? 

What’s your favorite fruit? – ¿Cuál es tu fruta favorita?      

What color is this fruit? – ¿De qué color es esta fruta? 
 

  • Play Hot “Potato” with Plastic Fruits! – Fruta Caliente! 

Find inexpensive plastic fruits and play Hot “Potato” with your kids! Oh, but here’s the trick! They are not allowed to pass their “fruta caliente” to the next person until they call out their name in Spanish!   

  • Click HERE to download and print a great worksheet to not only help your little ones remember the fruits in Spanish, but also develop their fine motor skills! 

Recommended titles available from Hoopla: 

Hoopla has many language learning resources, books, audiobooks and music to supplement your learning experience. Here are just a few recommendations you can check out today.      

Conozco Las Frutas Y Las Verduras / I Know Fruits And Vegetables  
by Colin Matthews 

Learn the Spanish words for fruits and vegetables and how they’re all part of healthy diet? Yes, please! I strongly recommend this book because it not only helps children learn so many new words, but because it also provides additional supporting language and questions as a fun way to review what they’ve learned. Grade Level: Preschool – 1 

Me Encanta Comer Frutas Y Verduras I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables  
by Shelley Admont 

This illustrated Bilingual children’s book offers a great deal more conversational language while incorporating the names of fruits and vegetables.  A great title for kids learning English or Spanish as their second language.  Parents will also appreciate the moral of the story and how important it is to eat our fruits and veggies.  Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3 

Frutas (Fruits) – Spanish Edition, by Vanessa Black  

This title is completely in Spanish. With bright and colorful photographs, young readers will learn new words while also exploring the value of fruits. Grade Level: 1 – 2 

Also available for curbside pickup:  

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 different fruits in Spanish. Our hungry little caterpillar will munch his way through so many different foods, kids won’t realize they’re learning a new language!  Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten 

Healthy Foods from A to Z/Comida Sana De La A A La Z 

Organized in alphabetical order, and arranged in the shape of faces, this bilingual title will support language learning and healthy eating! Includes a list of activities for children to explore. 
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten 

Thank you so much for exploring this week’s Spanish 101 for Kids blog!  I hope you enjoyed learning all of the different fruits in Spanish.  We’ll see you soon for some fun Spanish lessons, books and activities!   

¡Hasta La Vista!  

-Marnie