It’s the start of a new school year. Teaching the basics are part of our daily routine with preschoolers.
Repetition is the key to learning for all!
Let’s review a fun lesson on seven / siete / 7 colors in English and Spanish with our Boca Beth bilingual song titled Veo colores / I See Colors found on our first bilingual CD!
Here’s a fun YouTube mini lesson with children introducing the colors using visual aides from Lakeshore Learning and props from the Dollar Store!
Below are some suggested classroom activities to go hand-in-hand with this children’s bilingual song:
Use visual aides that show the seven (7) colors. I have found really nice ones that have an animal associated with the color at Lakeshore Learning. This makes the song even more interesting if you can match the color with the animal name and elaborate on it a little more during the music. Allow the children to hold the props as they say the color word correctly in both Spanish and English without shouting (guide them in saying “Please, don’t shout/Por favor, no grita”). The children begin to get competitive during this song in order to be one of the chosen ones to hold a prop, but if you stick to your rule of no shouting – they will catch on that you mean it and will stop the unnecessary noise.
FREE Bilingual Language Cards with colors found here!
Another cute thing to do with this song is to buy some small color links that the children build a small color link as the song progresses. You will only be able to go through to white (no black or brown color links last time I checked!). It’s just another fun way to teach the second language with hands on manipulatives.
Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!