At the beginning of the year, you might be planning on doing a unit with greetings and farewells in Spanish. I wanted to share some games, videos, resources and ideas to help you plan your unit. Check out these saludos y despedidas Spanish vocabulary activities!
Saludos y Despedidas Spanish Vocabulary List
There are many words or phrases you might choose to include. Here’s just a few I like to make available to my students as we are working. This isn’t something they’ll get all at once, just a few at a time!
- Buenos días.
- Buenas tardes.
- Buenas noches.
- ¿Cómo estás?
- ¿Cómo está usted?
- ¿Cómo te llamas?
- ¿Cómo se llama usted?
- El gusto es mío.
- Estoy bien.
- Hasta luego.
- Hasta pronto.
- Hasta mañana.
- Me llamo ________.
- Mucho gusto.
- Nos vemos.
- ¿Qué tal?
- ¿Y tú?
- ¿Y usted?
Saludos y Despedidas Spanish Vocabulary Activities
I love adding word walls to support my students with a visual, and this word wall is an easy way to decorate your classroom – just print and go!
You can have students reference this as they come in or leave class – have them say “Hi!” and “Bye!” on their way in and out!
Saludos y Despedidas Spanish Vocabulary Games
Here are a few vocab games you can play with your students to review greeting and farewell vocabulary in Spanish:
- ¡Corre en Círculos! Scavenger Hunt
- WordWall – find the match
- Bamboozle Game
- Quizlet Set
- Boom Cards – play individually or project for your class!
If you are new to ¡Corre en Círculos! you can learn more about the scavenger hunt style game here. It can feel a little overwhelming the first time you try it, but it is so fun and students love getting up and moving around!
Boom Cards are a digital task card site. Just post the fast pin link and students can play! You can also print these cards and use them like task cards, if you prefer. Here’s a printing tutorial in case you need one.
I always think it’s great to include listening when your students are practicing, especially when they are novices getting a feel for how the language sounds! Here’s a few saludos y despedidas Spanish vocabulary activities to reinforce their listening skills:
- Patricia + Alejandro (Google doc activity I found in a FB group!)
- Boom Cards – listen & put the conversation in order
- Introduce Yourself – I wish this one didn’t have the subtitles on! You could always play it without projecting the video and have students put names in order as they hear them.
- Greetings – formal & informal
Download Saludos y Despedidas Spanish Vocabulary Activities
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