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Friday, April 10, 2015

Merry go round with shapes and words

Merry Go Round with Shapes and Words!

Here is a fun way to engage and encourage kids to learn and practice vocabulary words and shapes in Spanish.
This activity works well for students ages 7 to 12 but older students can also benefit from this little activity by doing it themselves and using it as a quick reference.

Use foam cups to engage students and to reinforce any subject or topic in Spanish.  Even though this idea is meant to be use as a Spanish enrichment activity it can easily be adapted to English and other languages.  

Use a foam cup and tape around the upper part of it pictures and the corresponding words. Using another foam cup cut out a square like shape section and lower down cut out a small rectangle section and place it over the first foam cup that has the pictures and words taped on it then rotate it either left or right to see the picture and the corresponding word.

This idea can be applied to pretty much any topic. It can be use for reinforcing:
·        numbers
·        animals
·        parts of the face /body
·        insects
·        food
·        clothes
·        letters
·        verbs
·        and the list goes on

My next post entitled: Merry go round... part 2, I give more details on how to do it with pictures and all. I have included the pictures, shapes and words as well, so you can have everything to start the activity.  I hope this idea is useful.
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to read this post.

Your feedback and comments as well as ideas are welcomed. Please share and don’t forget to have fun!


  1. ¡Fantástico! Very useful to recap vocabulary. Muchas gracias :-)

  2. Thank you Carmen!
    Let me know how it worked for you if you get a chance to do the activity.
    I believe it would encourage students to practice their Spanish vocabulary.