Top 5 Spanish Grammar Games to Improve Your Language Skills
Are you ready to take your learning to another level? Today we will share our top 5 Spanish grammar games you will love!
Using games while learning a new language brings many benefits and can help you acquire the necessary knowledge to master it faster.
With these games, you’ll practice new concepts that will deepen your knowledge. They will help you feel more comfortable speaking in Spanish, and little by little, you’ll see that fluency is just around the corner.
So, join us and get to know our top 5 games to improve language skills.
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Benefits of Learning Spanish Grammar Through Games
Learning Spanish through games has tons of benefits.
If you use games as part of your learning process, you’ll definitely have fun. Additionally, they will keep you focused, excited, and motivated.
Learning conjugations, verbs, syntax, and complex grammar rules is a difficult task, but games can turn the experience around!
They’ll help you expand your vocabulary, associate new terms with their meanings, and increase your creativity.
You will also improve your speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills.
Grammar games are not only entertaining, but they’ll subconsciously help you analyze and understand new concepts.
So, grab your controller and your joystick! It’s gaming time!
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Top 5 Spanish Grammar Games and Activities
Play, laugh, and focus with the following Spanish grammar activities and games, and you’ll see that your Spanish will improve in no time.
1. Scattergories in Spanish – Beginners (A1, A2)
Scattergories is a classic game in Latin America. Depending on the country, it has a different name like Basta, Alto el lápiz, Stop, or Tutti Frutti.
To play it you only need sheets of paper to write on, pencils, quick thinking, a timer, and a group of friends or relatives willing to compete. You can play the game with little kids too!
The objective of this game is to write as many things that start with the letter and category a player chose to play with before the time runs out!
The options are endless! Fruits, vegetables, countries, objects, names of people, etc., but remember, they must be in Spanish.
We suggest writing the categories on pieces of paper, folding them, and putting them away in a small container or bag.
Do the same with the letters of the alphabet so you can choose both randomly.
When the first game is over, everyone must read the words they wrote. If two or more players have written the same word, they must all remove it from their lists.
All players must read their lists. After you’ve crossed out the repeated words, players must count the remaining words and then start anew using a new letter and category.
Players must decide how many games they’ll play. In the end, everyone must add up their points to find out who the winner is.
This game will help you to practice your vocabulary. You can also practice your writing skills and learn how to spell words correctly.
Because your time is limited, we suggest you put all the easy words first since the rest of the people will surely use them and thus will affect your score. Then, write down the rarest words to add more points and beat others.
In other countries, they play it with some variations where you fill out 5 or more categories at the same time. It’s really fun!
2. Guess Who? – Intermediate (B1, B2)
If you haven’t played this classic game yet, you’re missing hours of fun!
The objective of the game is to discover the identity of the character you selected. You only need Post-it notes, pencils, and people who want to join in the fun to play it.
Each contender must write the name of a famous person or fictional character on a Post-it. No one can see what you wrote, and you can’t see what other people wrote.
Then all players must exchange their post-it with other players so one keeps their own.
Now it’s time to have fun!
Each player must ask questions about the character to discover their identity. But here’s the trick, they must be yes-no questions.
Here are some examples:
¿Soy una mujer?
Am I a woman?
¿Soy personaje ficticio?
Am I a fictional character?
¿Vivo en Estados Unidos?
Do I live in the US?
With this game, you can practice and reinforce the grammar rules and how to use articles correctly.
You must focus on your questionnaire. Be specific.
So, for example, if someone answers “yes” to “Am I a fictional character?” then you can ask, “Am I a fictional character from a book?”.
If you wish you can also buy the board game here.
3. Sentence matching – Intermediate (B1, B2)
This game is a well-rounded one, so you’ll be able to practice your writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills.
This game’s objective is to match sentences as quickly as possible while always considering the grammar rules of Spanish that you have learned.
For this game, you need blank sheets of paper, pens or markers, scissors, and friends or relatives who can help you practice. However, you can also play alone.
First, each player must write three or four sentences based on the grammar rule you want to practice.
Second, cut the sentences in half, and mix them up. Then, you guessed it, you must match the sentences!
If you’re playing with other people, you can even exchange your sentences with another person.
Nerve-racking, huh? That’s not all!
Each player must write the sentences they find on a new sheet of paper, and whoever finishes first wins!
All those lessons on verb conjugations, singular and plural, conjunctions, etc., will come in handy here!
Also, to increase the difficulty, you can print everyone’s sentences. Just remember the use the same font and letter size.
4. Scrabble in Spanish – Advanced (C1, C2)
Everyone knows this!
Different versions of this game have been made around the world and in other languages.
We think this game advanced learners because you need a vast vocabulary to truly compete.
The objective of this game is to build words with the letters you have and with the words your opponents have placed on the board.
If you can’t buy the board game, you can print it on a sheet of paper and make your own letters using thick cardboard.
Just don’t tell Scrabble we told you!
This game will help you to practice and expand your vocabulary and also better your spelling skills.
To increase the difficulty, you can make up rules like players can only write words with two syllables, or you can even choose categories.
You can ask players to say a sentence using the word they placed on the board.
5. Taboo – Advanced (C1, C2)
And finally, we have Taboo!
The objective of this game is to guess the words described by the rest of the players. All you need are pens and sheets of paper to write on.
How do you play it? First, each person must write 5 words on a different piece of paper. Then you shuffle them and put them in a pile.
The person who starts the game must explain to the rest of the players what word is written on the card. It must be explained with complete sentences or similar words.
The person who already knows the answer raises their hand and says the word they have thought of. If they guess correctly, they keep the word, as they have won that round.
If that person was wrong, the person with the car must keep giving out clues until someone wins.
Repeat this process until the pile runs out.
Whoever has the most cards will be the winner.
Due to the complexity of explaining words with sentences, we recommend this to people with an advanced level of Spanish.
If you want to increase the game’s difficulty level, you can ask players to write down a list of words people cannot use to describe the main word.
If your main word is roncar (snoring), you can put the following four extra words: noche—night, ruido—noise, nariz—nose, dormir—sleep. People can’t use these words to describe roncar.
Watch people crumble as they try to describe the word!
This will help you find new and different ways to give information without using synonyms.
Playing Games to Learn Spanish Is So Fun!
Although the games can help you unwind and relax, you won’t be able to cover all lessons with them
Games stimulate your brain, so we highly recommend adding them to your learning process.
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