Hola Parents and Teachers!
I wanted to share with you how easy and fun the "Trick-or-Treating" activity was today with my three and four-year old students. We first listening to the Spanish In October CD Track 8 in which the door bell "rings" and the children learn how to say "Trick-or-Treat" in Spanish and "Thank you" and "You're welcome".
Then I handed out a Halloween bag to four students at at time. I stood behind a table in the room and told them I was in my house. They had to come up to the "door" of my house and pretend to ring the doorbell. The entire class chanted "ding-dong". When I pretended to open the door the entire class (those at the door and those waiting for a turn who were sitting in the circle) chanted "Dulce o Truco" which means "Trick-or-Treat" in Spanish! Then each child held their bag open and I said, "Dulce" and gave them each a cute little box of Halloween stickers I bought at the Dollar Store. They each had to say "Gracias" and then I said "De nada". Some needed help and others are starting to say "Gracias" on their own-so cool! They sat down and the next group of four kids go to go "Trick-or-Treating". They LOVED this activity! If you haven't tried it yet, do so. It is in the Spanish In October lesson! You can repeat this every week during the month of October!
Author, Spanish by the Month
Theresa Gunderson is the Author of "Teach & Learn Spanish" Curriculum. One of her passions is training teachers and parents to become outstanding SPANISH teachers and to fun along the way!