April 23rd is el Día del Libro y el Día de la Rosa, and it also celebrates the feast of Sant Jordi! (That’s a lot to celebrate!) In many parts of Spain, people give books or roses to each other. It’s a fun celebration (who doesn’t love a holiday that involves giving books!?) and a great day to teach about in your classroom. Here are some lesson plans, activities, and videos you can use to teach about El Día de Sant Jordi in Spanish Class!
Videos for El Día de Sant Jordi in Spanish Class
If you’re not familiar with Dreaming Spanish YouTube channel, you’re missing out! He does a GREAT job creating comprehensible videos for language learners. Here’s my favorite video for this holiday!
If you’re looking for more videos, check out my Pinterest board here for some other options!
Tissue Paper Roses
This would be a great addition to any lesson plan on El Día de Sant Jordi in Spanish Class! If you wanted to, it could even become a fundraiser for your Spanish club. Students could make the flowers and sell them at lunch for students to give to their friends!
This print and go resource is clear and accessible for your students, and easy for you to use! Students read about El Día de Sant Jordi. Then, they complete the graphic organizer and comprehension questions to show what they’ve learned!
Students will really enjoy learning about this legend and the traditions in Spain on April 23rd. It’s a great way to explore culture and practice reading skills! Click here to download this reading to use with your students!
How do you Celebrate El Día de Sant Jordi?
Do you do anything to teach about this holiday? Comment below!