Ready for a fun fact about me? I used to coach gymnastics! My first experience organizing and directing groups of children was as a coach. I still love bringing movement in Spanish class..although there are usually less push-ups and sit-ups involved nowadays!
I wanted to share a few of my favorite movement-based activities that allow you to get your students up and out of their seats but remain focused on language learning. Lace up your sneakers and get ready!
- Brain Breaks – sometimes we just need to get up and dance a little bit! This post has a free set of Google Slides for you to implement immediately.
2. How many of you already love Quizlet Live in your classes? These Quizlet Live Variations help keep the game new and fresh!
3. Stations – I have a profound love of stations. They are a great way to incorporate movement in Spanish class! Here are my favorite ways to simplify stations in your classroom so they’re not a logistical nightmare!
4. Running Dictation – As the name suggests, there’s tons of movement involved in Running Dictation! This is a great activity for teamwork in your classroom, plus the engagement is through the ROOF!
5. Gallery Walks may sound calm in comparison to Running Dictation, but calm movement can be a wonderful thing! This is a great option to get your students up, moving, and receiving input at the same time!
6. Finally, my all time favorite is ¡Corre en Círculos! Students get up and complete a mini-scavenger hunt around the room to practice! You can use the concept in so many different ways, and it’s so fun!
What are some of your favorite ways to include movement in your classroom? I’d love to hear your suggestions! Drop me a comment or a message on Instagram – and tag me @srta_spanish if you try out any of the activities above! I love seeing when people try out ideas I’ve shared!