Today, I want to help you plan an engaging last day of Spanish class before winter break. We’ll chat about some fantastic activities that are low prep and easy to use to share about holiday and cultural traditions with your students. Here’s your low stress day before winter break lesson plan for Spanish class!
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Day before Winter Break Lesson Plan
The day before break is usually low motivation for everyone. In my opinion, it’s best to go with a plan that is really low energy for everyone, not a waste of time, but also not a BIG deal if 50% of your students miss it because they’re already on the road, you know? That leaves us with a few options.
Also, if you teach multiple preps, you can do the same thing with every class, or you can pick a couple of the ideas I’m going to share with you – whatever floats your boat!
Sound good? Let’s chat about some options for your day before break lesson plan!
La Navidad y Día de los Reyes Magos Stations
First up, we have a set of stations. You’ve heard me talk about stations before, and I’ve actually shared a lot more about these stations on my blog in a previous post, so I’m not going to go TOO far in depth. Here’s a quick overview of the stations:
Station 1 – Read a letter to the three kings
Station 2 – El Calendario Readings is a series of short readings related to holiday celebrations and when they take place in the season
Station 3 – Un video corto
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!
Station 4 – Word Search
Station 5 – La Nochevieja y Las Uvas Reading
Station 6 – Write a letter to the three kings
If you missed my previous post with the free download, make sure you check it out here! This is a LITTLE more energy than I personally like for the last day before break, but it’s a good option if you need a plan in a pinch!
La Navidad, Nochebuena, Día de los Reyes Magos Reading
This is also a good sub plan if you have a non-Spanish speaking sub! There are several pages of readings and activities for your students to work on.
La Nochevieja y Las Uvas
Instead of doing this as one of the stations, you can do this as a whole class activity! Click here to learn more about this lesson plan.
Virtual Field Trip for Holidays Around the World
You know I love a virtual field trip to introduce students to a whole bunch of culture all at once! While the Navidad, Nochebuena, and Día de los Reyes Magos Reading packet focuses on Spain, this virtual field trip explores several countries around the world!
Day before Winter Break Lesson Plan for Spanish
I hope these resources add a touch of holiday magic to your classroom and makes your last class of the semester unforgettable. If you need help with your plans for when you return from break, make sure you check out this post!