Luckily the Spanish alphabet is very similar to the English alphabet. My daughter was coloring with chalk outside last summer and wrote a simple Spanish word "gato" by herself even though we have never talked about the Spanish alphabet. I think it will come quite naturally and quickly.
I found 29 Spanish Alphabet Mini-Books done by scholastic, a book full of mini books. There is a reproducible 8 page mini book for each Spanish letter. They can color them and then read the books to me. Each mini book has a blank page to write or draw other words that start with that letter.
*Pretend like the kids are the teacher. They have to show me the words and I have to repeat the words.
*Make up a pretend story using all the words in each mini book. For example, Estaba lloviendo y el arbol estaba muy triste. De repente, el arbol vio un arco iris en el cielo....
*After reading the book, play charades! Have the children act out one word from the book and the other children have to guess what it is.
*Play pictionary. Have one child draw a picture and the other students have to guess which word it is from the mini book.
*Do a scavenger hunt. As you read the book, look for objects in the house that could represent each word from the mini book.
****You can find other mini books with simple language with the Kindergarten McGraw-Hill home school connection here. They are free! You could also create your own mini books by cutting pictures of words that start with the same letter out of magazines.
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