I’m all about sharing free activities we’ve found on the internet as opposed to paying a ton of money for not-very-useful curriculum supplements. The internet worksheet project my Spanish 2 students are currently working on has taken them in some really fun directions. They’ve come up with stuff I don’t know I ever would have thought of. I just had to take some time in class this week to play around with them.
New favorites this week:
Hotwheels Mexico — fun games
Crayola Mexico — it’s better than their US site
Build-a-Bear US/Español — the games are in English but it’s fun to look around at the animals. And the ecards are in Spanish.
Try them out with your class and see what happens. You might think such sites are too kiddie for high schoolers, but I can’t reiterate enough how much context children’s material gives them, and how their success in understanding and fun with playing with things will motivate them to like it.