Ideas by topic, Sp 1: Family

Magic Squares – Family Vocab Puzzle

Here is a puzzle I made for practicing/reinforcing family vocabulary. It is based on an activity my district purchased from TPT (unfortunately I cannot find the original source to give credit), but I changed it around to fit my vocabulary better, and also to be all in Spanish. You could also make a puzzle matching Spanish to English, or matching the beginning and end of a sentence (credit to Martina Bex for that idea in her Cinco de Mayo unit).


1. Cut apart the squares to make 12 pieces.

2. Match the description to the family member.

Activity link:

Pardon my handwriting…I usually type everything but I didn’t want to spend 3 hours figuring out how to format text going in different directions.  There is a template available for purchase on TPT here.

Ideas by topic, Sp 1: Family

Family Unit Audio Resources

Here are two #authres activities I made for my family unit. The first one uses recordings from Audio Lingua, and features 5 different speakers from Spain. It was fun pointing out the accent to my students! The second is from the University of Texas at Austin’s Spanish Proficiency Exercises, and includes speakers from Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Chile.  Since the Spanish Proficiency Exercises provides a transcript, I just made clozes for those recordings. Audio Lingua does not provide transcripts, so I wrote some comprehension questions, some “circle the words you hear”, and one “list a few facts for each family member discussed.” Here are the links:

Audio lingua:

Spanish Proficiency Exercises: