Movement is an integral part of teaching Spanish to children and always a part of the Bilingual Fun lessons. Definitely at this time of the year, we really try to keep the kids actively learning. Jumping games are a favorite and can easily be modified for the topic and age group. This week as a review of colors, the Bilingual Fun kids did the “Rainbow Jump”… “El Salto del Arcoiris”. Each child takes a turn and says the color as they jump over each one. It is fun and active, and the kids are producing the language while using kinesthetic abilities. We modified it in various classes by having older kids tell us if they wanted to jump on 1 or 2 feet… en un pie o en dos pies. Also we added number flashcards and put the numbers in a reverse order, so they had jump and count backwards in Spanish. The activity is repeated several times so that kids can continue to hear the vocabulary and each child has a few turns producing the language on their own. The kids love these activities and we add the jumping game with a variety of different topics. Movement and repetition are so important when engaging kids and early language learning! This a fun, easy Spanish activity that you can try at home with your own kids or in your classroom. Outdoor options are fun too!