Sunday, June 1, 2008

Keeping Los Niños Busy This Summer...

Wooh! It seems like forever since I have posted anything on this blog. I apologize for my lack of blogging, but have been spending the last week or so spending some time with my kids now that school is out for the summer. We have been busy with art projects, trips to the park, and even signed up my daughter for a fun class later this summer.

As I have mentioned before, I have been a busy little bee the last few weeks looking for projects and activities for mis niños. While surfing the web, I have found a few sites that are loaded with coloring pages and/or activities in Spanish and are perfect for preschool aged children.

So far mi favorito, hands down, is They are loaded with projects for infants and toddlers on a variety of subjects including science, art appreciation, music, nutrition and so much more! They are the Spanish site of, so if you are not comfortable reading directions in Spanish, but would like to start your kids on the Spanish Alphabet or just want to find the English equivalents for all the activities, you can go to either site. Although it is geared towards preschoolers, there are many activities here that even older kids might like as well.

Another simpler, less complicated site with nice coloring pages of the "Los Animales de Mexico" is Circle Time Kids. You can check it out here.

And, of course, Enchanted Learning has a giant page of printables and short books with Spanish language activities. The best web page for this is here.

Older children might prefer different and more challenging projects like the ones featured in Mexico & Central America: A Fiesta of Cultures, Crafts, and Activities for Ages 8-12. Written by Mary C Turck, the book (pictured above) is available from at a reasonable price and is filled with 35 activities for kids grades 3-7. However, be warned that the book touches on sensitive political topics such as sweatshops, unions, and illegal Latino immigrants, to name a few, so you may want to review it yourself first before you hand it over to your children.

Good luck, Amigas! I'll pass more ideas along as I come upon them...

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