Celebrate la Navidad and Día de los Reyes in your classroom with stations! I LOVE doing stations in my Spanish classroom! They are a great way to give students the opportunity to learn in a small group setting. Especially for holidays like la Navidad and Día de los Reyes Magos, doing stations is a great opportunity to include more than activity! This post includes several options for station ideas and cultural activities you could include for your secondary Spanish classroom. Here are some great Holiday Activities for Spanish class!
Read a Letter
One of my favorite cultural comparisons to talk about with my students is Three Kings Day vs. Santa! After we’ve talked about it, one of the activities we do is to read a letter to los Reyes Magos. Then the students answer questions about what they’ve read.
Write a letter
After reading the sample letter and watching this video, it can be fun to have students write their own! I have a scaffolded version, where the students fill in the appropriate blanks or check boxes, and a version where students have space to write in their own words. I like to use the versions to differentiate for my students at various levels! Click here to see this writing activity in my TeachersPayTeachers store!
The Important Dates
Students read the dates and descriptions of the holidays, then use the information to match the days and descriptions of the celebrations. This is a great review of days and months! Click here to see this resource in my TeachersPayTeachers store!
Are you familiar with Tío Spanish? The “finger puppet” style of video is juuuust weird enough to captivate students, and the videos have some great, simple explanations! I love to use this video to explain some of the traditions!
Students read about the tradition of eating the grapes at the stroke of midnight, then write 12 “deseos” of their own on their grapes! Sometimes, instead of doing this as a station activity, I use this activity as a whole class, with an added twist (click here to read about that plan). They love it! Click here to see this resource in my TeachersPayTeachers store!
Simple, and fun, a word search is a great way to let your students explore some of the vocabulary related to the season! This is a great one to use while you “sit by the fire” and work calmly. Click here to see this this resource in my TeachersPayTeachers store!
Looking for more for Navidad y Día de los Reyes?
There are TONS of options for stations! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, or would like a print and go option to save you time, check out my stations for La Navidad y Día de los Reyes Magos! I have 6 different activities that include a variety of modes and hands-on options for your novice students. Click here to see the print and go stations in my TeachersPayTeachers store!