Spanish Spring Words for Kids (Free Lesson)
The seasons are changing, the ice is melting, a warm wind is coming in—and with it, a lesson of spring Spanish words for your kids!
Take the playful, renascent vibe from la primavera (spring) to teach your little ones about new life, growth, weather, and activities that promise to solidify this knowledge.
Expand your kids’ comprehension of the seasons and introduce them to their environment. All this while learning a second language. Talk about multitasking.
Throughout this article, you will find the cheerful ABCs of spring Spanish words, links to related lessons to broaden your children’s expertise, and a series of outdoor and indoor activities for you to enjoy a field day with them.
Let’s go through this seasonal guide for kids and smell the roses!
Spring Words For Kids
With these spring vocabulary words, your children will learn nouns, adjectives, and verbs that they can use every day regardless of the season. I will provide a focused lesson on -er verbs and verbs with other endings.
A lesson to learn about spring in Spanish can be even more fun if coupled with the activities that follow the vocabulary. In other words, go outside and take time to enjoy a whole day with your kids.
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Spring nouns are the easiest because your children can point at most of them. Linking an image or an object to a word and its phonetics is natural and necessary for them.
They can practice with these spring season words:
|grass||el pasto, la grama|
|rain boots||las botas de lluvia|
|raincoat||el impermeable, la gabardina|
|season||la estación, la temporada|
|umbrella||el paraguas, la sombrilla|
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I divided Spring verbs into -er endings and others. I did this to focus on the first group because I also included an extended lesson on -er verbs further.
|to be born||nacer|
|to bloom, to blossom||florecer|
|to chirp||piar, chirriar|
|to jump||brincar, saltar|
|to start||empezar, iniciar, comenzar|
Adjectives to Describe Spring
Can you think of how to describe a spring morning? Beautiful, fresh, rainy.
Many adjectives can describe springtime, but they can also be part of your kids’ daily vocabulary—just think of how often you describe something as “beautiful.”
Descriptions are handy when someone is looking to expand and improve their conversation skills.
Spring Phrases and Words
To invigorate you and your kids’ Spanish, here are some spring Spanish words weaved into phrases, so you can use them as examples and practice them with your family.
Las orugas se convierten en mariposas.
Caterpillars turn into butterflies.
Vi flores en el pasto.
I saw flowers in the grass.
Brinquemos en el charco.
Let’s jump in the puddle.
Tráeme mis botas de lluvia, por favor.
Bring me my rain boots, please.
Deja el paraguas, hace mucho sol.
Leave the umbrella, there’s too much sun.
Las aves están en el nido.
The birds are in the nest.
Las frutas nacen de los árboles.
Fruits are born from the trees.
Espera a que florezcan.
Wait until they bloom.
Es un día hermoso.
It is a beautiful day.
Tenemos que comer sano.
We have to eat healthy food.
Este poema es inspirador.
This poem is inspiring.
Me siento energizada.
I feel energized.
Hoy es un día lluvioso.
Today is a rainy day.
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Words Related to Spring
Some of the words related to springtime that I included in this lesson are colors, opposites, and fruits. During las vacaciones de verano (spring break), you might get some time to practice these words.
For example: “It’s hot outside!”
Opposites can be tricky. But don’t worry, with a few examples and enough practice, I’m sure your kids will master them.
|day and night||día y noche|
|dim and bright||oscuro y brillante|
|dry and wet||seco y mojado|
|early and late||temprano y tarde|
|hot and cold||caliente y frío|
|indoors and outdoors||interior y exterior|
|inside and outside||adentro y afuera|
|light and dark||luz y oscuridad|
|liquid and solid||líquido y sólido|
|sunny and cloudy||soleado y nublado|
Spring is very colorido (colorful), so probably the words your children use the most are the ones from this next chart.
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I have an idea! You can practice these vocabulary Spring words while having breakfast. Let your little ones tell you about their favorite fruit and the colors they see in the fruit platter.
|banana||el plátano, el banano, el guineo|
|peach||el durazno, el melocotón|
Extended -er Verbs Lesson
This section is meant to expand your children’s knowledge on Spanish verbs and their conjugations. The –er group is a great way to start!
Use these conjugations frequently with your preschooler.
The best way for kids to learn them is to listen to people using and saying them. Repetition is not enough. So we encourage you to learn all the words in this chart.
Continue reading: An Easy Introduction to Spanish Subject Pronouns
Conjugate verbs ending in -er as follows, using the verb nacer (to be born) as an example:
|It (eso, esto)||nace|
Other –er verbs to explore:
- comer (to eat)
- creer (to believe)
- saber (to know)
- leer (to read)
- correr (to run)
Verbs in Action
Las flores nacen durante la primavera.
Flowers are born during spring.
La oruga crece en un capullo.
The caterpillar grows in a cocoon.
Los charcos nacen con la lluvia.
Puddles are born with the rain.
Spring Activities in Spanish
Yes, you can use traditional methods to practice spring vocabulary words like flashcards. But you can also use printable exercises or do outdoor activities.
Sing Spanish songs along with your kids, let them resolve word puzzles, and open up the door to poetry.
Keep scrolling to find more outdoor activities.
1. Sing Along
Welcome spring with this song called La primavera ya llegó (Spring Is Already Here), by Abel Camacho.
|Spring is herethe cold leaves, the sun arrivesthe flowers will wake upto draw landscapes.It’s here, let yourself go.Feel it and go out to enjoy it.The rivers and mountains will sing,the longer days you will noticefeel the breeze when walkingwith its natural perfume.It’s here, let yourself go.Feel it and go out to enjoy it.||La primavera ya llegó,se marcha el frío, llega el sollas flores van a despertarpara paisajes dibujar.Ya llegó, déjate llevar.Siéntelo y sal a disfrutar.Los ríos y montes cantarán,los días más largos notarássiente la brisa al pasearcon su perfume natural.Ya llegó, déjate llevar.Siéntelo y sal a disfrutar.|
2. Practice this Poem
The poem Un caracol me contó (A Snail Told Me) by Nilda Zamataro is about what wood animals do during spring.
|A snail told methat the spring sunhis little house warmed upand went out for a walklooking for some loveThe tortoise told meshe slept all winterwith a hat and nightgown.She woke up very happyand took a big splash.A bird told mehe is repairing the nest,because there are many chicksthat will hatchin a week or two.||Un caracol me contóque el sol de la primaverasu casita calentóy salió a dar un paseoen busca de algún amor.La tortuga me contóque durmió todo el inviernocon gorro y con camisón.Se despertó muy contenta,y se dio un gran chapuzón.Un pájaro me contóque está reparando el nido,pues son muchos los pollitosque saldrán del cascarónen una semana o dos.|
3.Traditional Egg Hunt
Egg hunts are one of my favorite outdoor activities during Pascua (Easter).
You can place flashcards with Spanish words and an image reference inside the eggs. You can tell your kids to say the words back to you.
4. Playdough Creations
Give your children a little homework—ask them to make playdough creations on demand.
Try to have this activity outdoors, so they can create what they see.
You can ask them: Can you make this plátano (banana)? Can I see you make that flor roja (red flower)? What about el sol y nubes (the sun and the clouds)?
5. Color Practice
Take your kids to the garden or the park. Once you’re there you can ask them to say the things (nouns) and colors of what they are.
Example: pasto verde (green grass).
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