Bilingual Thematic Activities: Seasons Dot Art
Nene Bilingüe has been hosting Spanish Playdates (prior to Covid-19) with a group of friends in our home. Since they have been put on hold for the time being, we thought we could share the ideas with you. These playdates have been named "Nido" to represent the value of learning new languages in the home along with family; just like the chicks living and learning in their nests. I would love to share the songs, activities, crafts, and books we use so that you too can partake in our playdates from the confort of your home. In each post, we will focus on one activity - so expect a few posts for the same theme. Enjoy!
Nido Spanish Playdate: Las Estaciones del Año
The seasons is a science concept. Identifying the seasons and what characterizes each is important for children to know and differentiate. In addition, telling time and the change in time is a math concept and something that is very abstract for younger children. These books, songs and activities will help your bilingual child learn Spanish vocabulary for the seasons and weather.
-Un Día de Nieve
-Cambia el Tiempo Cambia las Estaciones by Alejandro Algarra
-Seasons and Weather by Usborne (Lift the Flap)
Song we begin all of our Nido Playdates with
-El Arco Iris by Whistlefritz & Jorge Anaya
Perfect for learning the colors and felt board play
Paired with hand gestures
A version of a well-known traditional song
Perfect for singing with hand gestures - creating a hand gesture for each season (otoño, primavera, verano, invierno)
Activity: Dot Art
Suggested Language Practice:
Estamos en (otoño, invierno, primavera, verano)
-We are in (fall, winter, spring, summer)
En el verano veo (una cubeta, el sol, las sandalias, el helado, la paleta, la pelota de playa)
-In the summer I see (a bucket, the sun, the sandals, an ice cream cone, a popsicle, a beach ball)
En la primavera veo (un paraguas, la lluvia, las nubes, las flores, una mariposa, un cometa/papalote, un caracol, una mariquita)
-In spring I see (an umbrella, the rain, the clouds, the flowers, a butterfly, a kite, a snail, a ladybug)
En el invierno veo (los mitones, una taza de chocolate caliente, las botas, la bufanda, el gorro, el muñeco de nieve, los copos de nieve)
-In winter I see (mittens, a cup of hot chocolate, boots, a scarf, a hat, a snowman, the snowflakes)
En el otoño veo (una bellota, las hojas, una manzana, una ardilla, una calabaza, un girasol, un búho)
-In fall I see (an acorn, leaves, an apple, a squirrel, a pumpkin, a sunflower, an owl)
1. Print the dot art pages (links above)
2. Using any of the art materials and have your child decorate each sheet.
*For repeated use: print the sheets on cardstock and laminate
Children can use a variety of materials to decorate their dot sheet with. Get creative!
Importance of Dot Art: Whatever the material used to decorate the items, children are practicing precision, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Dot markers are fun to stamp and play with - they are part of our art bin for regular use.
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