Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spanish Bingo for any vocabulary or numbers

My friend Darlene told me about this website for your own Spanish Bingo. Make your own Bingo in Spanish cards for free online. Customize them with your vocabulary words. Several sites do this.  Here is one site in which you can make printable Spanish Bingo cards.

Bingo with Numbers
Have your students play Numero to help them learn Spanish numbers. Have them make their own "Numero Card" (This Bingo variation comes from the resource section of Realidades.)  Students fold a paper in half vertically (hot dog) and then in thirds.  They unfold the paper and repeat the process horizontally.  When students unfold the paper again, they should have 36 squares.  Instruct the students to write n-u-m-e-r-o in the top six squares.  Then they fill in the remaining squares with any number 1-100 (or whatever numbers you want them to focus on as long as there is a range of at least 40 numbers.)

Next call out a number from 1-100.  Note that number on  a paper that your students can't see. If the students have that number on their card, they cross it out.  When a player has marked off an entire row vertically, horizontally or diagonally he or she calls out Numero!  That student then reads those numbers out loud so that you can match them with what you wrote down/ called out.  Learning Spanish numbers can be a lot of fun. Bingo/ Numero  is always a great way to start out.

What do you do to teach your students numbers in Spanish?  Leave your idea in the comment section.

You can have the students keep playing but try to make another Numero and then have them make an X or a + on their Numero board.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have upper level Spanish classes, so my students learn larger numbers, but these activities could be used with beginner students as well.

1. Each student receives number cutouts 0-9. (Make sure you have enough of each digit. This depends upon how large the numbers will be. For example, if we go into the millions, I have to make sure each student has more of each digit).

When I call a number in Spanish (i.e. Quinientos mil, doscientos treinta y ocho 500, 238) each student has to choose the correct order of numbers and lay them on their desk (or hold them in the air if there are fewer numbers).

2. The second activity is done in larger groups (typically 4-7 students), but could be done with less with smaller classes. The numbers are also cut much larger.

Each group must face me, so no peeking takes place :) Once again, I call out a number in Spanish, but this time the whole group must arrange themselves in the correct order while holding 1-2 numbers in their hand(s).

For example, if the number is 2,341, the group arranges themselves with one person holding 2, the next 3 and so forth.

They really enjoy it & it helps to gauge their understanding.