Teaching the Body Parts in Spanish

¿Tiene los ojos verdes? Identify and describe body parts in Spanish with a straightforward lesson. Over four days, elementary linguists learn the vocabulary for basic body parts and apply their knowledge to pictures, their classmates' appearances, and responses to teacher questions. On the final day, small groups play Simon Dice to review the vocabulary.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups to work on the activities together
  • Project pictures of famous people onto the board for learners to define their body parts
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires knowledge of fundamental Spanish: counting to fifty, commands and questions, colors, and plural forms of nouns and articles
  • Scheduled for two hours, divided into four periods of 30 minutes each
  • Aligned to North Carolina curriculum, but applicable to any state's standards
Pros

  • Provides learning objectives for both Spanish vocabulary and grammar, as well as the ability to describe a person by physical appearance
  • Divides focus and activities over a four-day routine, making it easy to integrate the lesson into a unit
Cons

  • Does not come with printable body parts; you'll need to create these on your own
  • Does not provide a vocabulary list