The suggested book to go along with it is ¡Yo puedo! by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza
I did not have this book so I decided to use a video from Salsa Spanish, The Fruit Fiasco
This is a great little video about a mama bear that needs some apples to make an apple empanada. Perfect for teaching the fruits in Spanish.
First I reviewed the vocabulary below:
Necesito, quiero, azucar, huevos, uvas, manzanas, bananas, naranjas, limones.
I used a puppet and picture cards of the vocabulary. I passed out cards to each
child and then used the puppet to say necesito...3 manzanas...
Students then got a chance to "feed" the puppet. They loved this!
Next we watched the The Fruit Fiasco
As we watched I paused the video here and there to check for understanding.
After the video students completed the sheet below. This was advanced for my 3.5 year old student but I just guided her through it. I gave her extra help and had her count and name the fruits and name the colors with me.
Print out p. 24 for the sheet above located here.