Category Archives: Active (Spanish)

“SABES TU SEMBRAR LA COL?”

This high-energy, big band song is an active and engaging way to teach Spanish words for parts of the body. Trying to plant cabbage with different parts of the body creates a comical and memorable link to Spanish vocabulary. Acting out the song is a surefire way to get kids engaged and having fun with […]

“LA BARBITA”

Don’t giggle! This fun musical game begins with two kids holding each other’s goatees and staring at each other. The first one to laugh loses. Laughter is infectious as the players hold different parts of each other’s faces while trying to coax their partner into a smile or giggle. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, […]

“EN EL PUENTE DE AVIÑÓN”

This irresistibly catchy song gives children a perfect opportunity to dress up and take part in the action, whether as a cook, carpenter, singer, police officer, conductor, musician, gentleman, lady, or child. The diverse members of the community all dance together on the famous bridge of Aviñón teaching the Spanish words for different jobs. The […]

“CAMINEMOS EN EL BOSQUE”

Here comes the wolf! In this song and game, kids are going for a walk in the woods, but they have to be careful. If The Wolf is in the woods, he’ll eat them. So, kids cautiously take turns asking The Wolf what he’s doing to make sure they’ll be safe.   As long as the […]

“LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA”

“LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA” is a fun, action-oriented song that teaches the days of the week in Spanish. The song begins on Monday with children putting their hands up in the air. On Tuesday, they hop on one foot, then put their hands in the air. And so on and so forth, as each […]

“DEL SUELO AL CIELO”

This lively merengue gets kids on their feet dancing! The lyrics teach kids the Spanish words for different parts of the body and positional words, such as above, below, behind, and to the side. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡SABOR! Song “DEL SUELO AL CIELO” from the CD ¡SABOR! DEL SUELO AL […]

“PALMAS, PALMAS LAS DOS MANITAS”

In this fun, interactive Spanish children’s song, kids make different motions with their hands and arms. They clap their hands; they spin them like a windwill; they move them like a fish; they fly like a bird. The motions start out slowly, but get faster and faster until they are comically quick. The song is […]

“LOS NÚMEROS”

Kids affectionately call this song the “Cha, cha, cha Song”.   In addition to teaching kids about the style of music known as “cha cha”, this song teaches Spanish numbers from 1 to 100.  The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA – Spanish Learning Songs. Song “LOS NÚMEROS” from the […]

“UNO, DOS Y TRES”

This high-energy, participatory song – “UNO, DOS Y TRES” – gets kids up on their feet dancing and learning the parts of the body in Spanish! As they count along, kids move their heads, arms, legs, waist, hips, and whole body to the irresistible Latin music of this song. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, […]

“ESCONDIDOS”

1, 2, 3, I’m looking for my friends. 4, 5, 6, where are they? 7, 8, 9, they’re hiding. 10, here I come! This active hide-and-seek song teaches children Spanish numbers from 1 to 10 as they search for their hiding playmates. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA […]