I am always on the lookout for fun activities I can do with my kids to learn Spanish, and what is more fun this time of year than Halloween? Here are some of my favorite Spanish Halloween activities to help you and your kids have some learning fun getting ready for el día de las brujas!
Note: Most of the activities and printables included below are free. Those few that are paid are very inexpensive and well worth it!
Halloween Story Cards and Letter Match Printables – Mommy Maestra: These super cute printables are a fun way to practice letters and encourage storytelling with your preschooler! Also includes a video and list of Spanish Halloween books.
Spanish Halloween Printable Picture Cards – Spanish Playground: Here are printable vocabulary cards in Spanish, plus a matching game. I love all of the extension activity ideas!
Spanish Halloween Memory Game: Have students that resist learning vocab words? Try this fun pumpkin memory game to teach Halloween vocabulary!
Spanish Halloween Vocabulary Activities – Spanish Playground: Collection of fun Halloween activities you can adapt to practice Spanish. Includes a comprehensive list of Spanish vocabulary related to Halloween.
Spanish Dual Language Kindergarten Halloween Pack: I put this 26 page mini pack in the “vocabulary” section, but it has lots of math activities as well. Chock full of learning activities for kindergarten, with no English on the student pages!
Spanish Halloween Read and Draw Printable – Spanish Playground: Practice seasonal vocabulary with this read and draw activity! Great for practicing reading and listening skills.
Spanish Halloween Jokes – Spanish Playground: My son loves telling jokes, so I cannot wait to try these Halloween jokes with him! This is a really fun way to practice vocabulary!
Halloween Printable Spanish Minibook – Mundo de Pepita: Follow along as Pepita and her friends dress up and get ready for Halloween!
C is for Calabaza – For the Love of Spanish: I adore this calabaza (pumpkin) craft! Don’t miss the song and activity at the end to practice counting, vocabulary, and feelings in Spanish.
Pumpkin Life Cycle Mini-Book in Spanish – Kid World Citizen: Get into Halloween science by making a pumpkin life cycle mini-book! Wonderful way to teach fall related vocabulary and practice reading in Spanish.
5 Educational Things to Do with (Halloween) Candy – Mommy Maestra: Once you have all that Halloween candy, try these math activities to put them to good use! Includes a link to a bilingual candy bar graph.
Pumpkin Size Ordering Activity – For the Love of Spanish: This activity is a fun way for kids to learn relative sizes in Spanish – with pumpkins!
Spanish Skeleton Song – Spanish Playground: My kids and I have already been having fun dancing to Los esqueletos thanks to this post! It is great for practicing numbers, time, action words – and of course, your best skeleton dance moves!
Of course, Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in Latin America, though it has become popular in some places in recent years. From what I’ve heard from my Costa Rican family, for example, it was something of a fad a few years ago! Just for fun, you can share with your kids how people have started celebrating Halloween in Spain! (Day of the Dead – or el día de los muertos – is not just a version of Halloween but an entirely different tradition, though it also stems in part from All Saints Day).
Looking for more Halloween fun? Don’t miss my Fall Fun for Kids board on Pinterest, plus check out these amazing posts from the All Things Kids Halloween Blog Hop!
Potato Print Spider Craft – Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Halloween Chalk Art – Craftulate
Bat Yarn Craft – Sugar Aunts
Floating Ghosts – Rainy Day Mum
Pumpkin Ice Painting – Crayon Box Chronicles