Free Autumn Spanish Words and Resources for Your Preschooler
The leaves are falling and the crisp air smells sweet like roasted wood chips. It’s an extraordinary time of year full of transition and change. Autumn is the perfect time to excite your little one with seasonal vocabulary about el otoño in Spanish!
While you surf the internet for fall-related Spanish resources, be sure to bookmark our preschool-oriented posts on the weather, as well as spring, summer, and winter vocabulary lessons (they all include free stuff!) for the future.
Grab your favorite mug full of warm cinnamon tea and let’s get started!
Autumn Weather Words in Spanish
The fall season is bursting with endless sights, sounds, and feelings that are unforgettable. In fact, they inspire a sense of nostalgia in most of us as the seasons pass and the memories continue to build. Let’s take a look at the signature vocabulary that would describe a child’s typical autumn experience!
|naranja, anaranjado||orange||nah-ran-ha, ah-nah-ran-ha-doh|
|bermellón||maroon / burgundy||bare-may-yohn|
Of course, when you are surrounded by colors, it helps to know the names of all the things around you. During our passage into the fall season, we become keenly aware of nature all around us, the coming harvests before winter, and the warm clothes we snuggle up in.
|el campo||countryside, pasture||kam-poh|
|el bosque||woods, forest||boh-skay|
|los ramos||twigs, sticks||rah-mose|
|la piña||pine cone (also pineapple)||peen-yah|
Don’t you just love the colors of nature during autumn? Kids are fascinated by the multicolored transitions all around them. You can easily inspire your little one to discuss what they see in Spanish.
Check out our in-depth lesson on How to Teach Colors to Your Preschooler for some great lesson ideas. Be sure to incorporate even more examples, such as:
Veo los árboles dorados. – I see the golden trees.
Quiero tocar la hoja anaranjada. – I want to touch the orange leaf.
Este pedazo de madera es marrón. – This piece of wood is brown.
¡El follaje del bosque es de todos los colores! – The forest’s foliage is of all different colors!
|el otoño||autumn, fall||oh-tone-yoh|
|las balas de heno||bales of hay||bah-lahs day ay-no|
Identifying the qualities of the objects you see by using opposites is fun and challenging! Check out our guide on How to Teach Opposites to Your Preschooler. Try out some of these, for example:
La tarta de manzana está caliente. – The apple pie is hot.
La jalea de arándano está fría. – The cranberry jam is cold.
La calabaza es grande. – The pumpkin is big.
El elote de maíz es pequeño. – The corncob is small.
|la manga larga||long sleeve||man-gah lar-gah|
|los zapatos cerrados||closed shoes||sah-pah-tohs say-rah-dohs|
Use your new clothing words to teach your kids verb phrases like me gusta and me encanta to share how much they love wearing each item!
Try out some of the following examples with your little one:
Me encanta mi nueva bufanda. – I love my new scarf.
Me gusta mi camisa de manga larga. – I like my long-sleeve shirt.
¿Te gusta usar tu abrigo? – Do you like to wear your coat?
¿Te gusta este suéter amarillo? – Do you like this yellow sweater?
Free Fall Spanish Flashcards
Take a look at these fun Spanish flashcards for kids! They have all of the vocabulary you’ve seen in this blog post and provide real-world pictures to help your child understand the meaning. Simply sign up below to get our FREE Spanish flashcards sent to your inbox!
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Free Fall-Inspired Coloring Pages
We know that kids love coloring, so we’ve created several different fall-inspired coloring pages for you to download and share with your child. Each page has new vocabulary words that you’ve seen in our lesson here and more. Feel free to use these pages as you teach your child how to talk about in autumn in Spanish!
- Halloween page
- Thanksgiving page
- Day of the Dead page
- Nature vocabulary page
- Harvest vocabulary page
- Clothing vocabulary page
Fall Songs in Spanish
Fill your child’s seasonal lessons with fun songs that they’ll remember for years to come! Here are two of some of the best Spanish kids songs about autumn. We’ve provided an English translation to the Spanish lyrics for you to sing along and teach the vocabulary.
1. Canción del otoño by Canciones del papel
|Spanish Lyrics||English Translation|
|Cae una hojaCaen dos o tresCreo que el otoñoComienza otra vezPinta de amarilloTodas las acerasSuenan y resuenanLas hojitas secasJuega con el vientoHace mil cosquillasEn manos y brazosTambién en las rodillasCae una hojaCaen dos o tresCreo que el otoñoComienza otra vez||A leaf fallsTwo or three fall.I think autumnIs starting again.Painted yellowAre all the sidewalks,They ring and echo.The little dried leavesPlay with the windAnd tickle so much In my hands and arms,Also on the knees.A leaf fallsTwo or three fall.I think autumnIs starting again|
2. Ya Llega el Otoño (Autumn is Coming)
|Spanish Lyrics||English Translation|
|Ya llega el otoño, pronto lloverá, las setas del bosque crecerán.Ya llega el otoño, sopla el vendaval,las hojas del árbol se caerán. Ya llega el otoño, el fresco empieza ya,los días son más cortos, te tienes que abrigar.Ya llega el otoño, los pájaros se van, buscando otros lugares donde veranear.||Autumn is coming, soon it will rain,forest mushrooms will grow.Autumn is coming, the gale is blowing,the leaves of the tree will fall.Autumn is coming, the cool is already beginning, the days are shorter, you have to keep warm.Autumn is coming, the birds are leaving,looking for other places to spend the summer.|
Fall Books for Preschoolers in Spanish
As the weather gets colder, cuddle up with your little ones and read tons of books! There is something magical about this time of year that makes the warm snuggles more amazing than usual. Add some Spanish seasonal enchantment to your cuddle parties with one (or all) of these great Spanish books for kids about fall!
Learn all about fall, leaves, colors, and more with a side-by-side children’s book in English and Spanish.
Little Jamie celebrates the life cycle of a pumpkin in this well-illustrated bilingual children’s book.
Kids learn to read the time in Spanish with a funny book about skeletons who escape the cemetery and end up flying to the moon. It’s perfect as a Halloween-themed book.
Froggy eats chocolate-covered flies! Eww! Read more to find out what froggy does on his Halloween adventure.
Farmer Annie (Ana in Spanish) cultivates apples that she turns into applesauce, cider, and muffins. This story ties in elements of math, science, and autumn vocabulary in Spanish—a delicious way to inspire your child to see where learning Spanish can take them.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
While the internet offers endless resources for you to teach your child Spanish words about autumn, we hope that the blog post has given you an easy place to start! Be sure to read books, sing songs, play with your flashcards, and enjoy coloring your Spanish fall pages together! If you’d like to get your child to practice speaking Spanish with a native speaker, sign up with us for a free trial class and our super kid-friendly, certified teachers from Guatemala will be thrilled to share autumn vocabulary and lessons with you!
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