There is just something about teaching reflexive verbs in Spanish class – maybe you teach them as part of your daily routine unit, or maybe health and wellness, or the body! I am always looking for fun and engaging ways to help students use reflexive verbs. I am so excited to share some of my favorite options for reflexive verbs in Spanish practice!
Reflexive Verbs Activities for Spanish Class
When you are coming up with reflexive verbs activities for Spanish class, keep in mind your students’ skill level and how you can differentiate each activity. Making simple tweaks can make one activity work for all of your students and their needs. You also want a variety of activities to help students learn. Worksheets have their place, but they aren’t everything! Each student learns differently, so the more opportunities they have to work with the verbs in new ways, the better!
Daily Routine and Reflexives Puzzles
Circle puzzles (or mini ¡Corre en Círculos! games) are one of my favorite vocabulary options! Tócala or Partner Matamoscas is another. Both are very engaging and allow for a lot of repetition with a new set of vocabulary!
Students can play a mini ¡Corre en Círculos! game individually, in pairs, or in a small group setting, while Partner Matamoscas is perfect for pairs or small groups! You can laminate the pieces of the games to be able to re-use them from year to year.
Mazes are one of my favorite options for Spanish class! These puzzles can be played digitally or in a printable format and offer instant feedback for students while they work! Click here to learn more about maze activities in Spanish class.
Gallery Walk – You know I love a good gallery walk to get students moving, or pull a reading out to practice! The readings in this gallery walk go through the girl’s day and how she takes care of herself!
Reflexive Verbs Games
Another fun activity to tie into your reflexive verbs activities for Spanish class are games! These may just be my favorite! There are several games I like to play with my students in this unit. Students get to not only work on their skills, but they get to work with each other to try and win!
¡Corre en Círculos! are one of my all time favorite games to play with my students. It is basically a scavenger hunt around the room where students try to complete the circle! This game also includes a digital and printable option so that you can easily post it on your learning management students for any absent students to complete individually.
Olla de Oro is another fun game to practice reflexive verbs with your classes! Students practice conjugating verbs to collect as much gold as they can, trying to avoid “El Duende” who will steal their coins! You can have them do this as a writing activity by using mini whiteboards for your students, or simply have them say their answers out loud.
Scrambled sentences are the last game I like to play with my students. I prefer to have them do this in pairs, but you can use them as a fast finisher, individual practice activity, or in larger groups where they race across the room to complete the sentence one word at a time! The other nice thing about scrambled sentences is that they really reinforce word order and sentence structure for your students!
Reflexive Verbs Speaking Activities
I love conversation cards for so many things! You can use them as a quick check in as your students walk in the door, a formative check on their way out, a small group activity, a partner activity, or even a speaking assessment at the end of your unit! With this set, students are asked questions about their daily routine, and their share about their habits.
Reflexive Verbs Lesson Plans for Spanish Class
I hope you are feeling inspired and ready to incorporate some fun new activities for reflexive verbs in your classroom. You can find these activities by clicking here!