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Beginner Spanish Games: Pronoun Game Pt. 5

Beginner Spanish Games: Pronoun Game Pt. 5

Hannah Silva

Hannah Silva

September 13, 2022

<p>Learn how to teach adentro and afuera to beginner Spanish learners with this fun game to play both in a group or with one child.</p>
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Game Time! 

Fun and quick 5-10 minute games that will teach your students to speak Spanish

Welcome back to the bonus level of our Pronoun Game! You may be wondering, “but I think we’ve covered all the pronouns?” And, you’d be right. Today, we’re using the same fun game to learn two new words – “adentro” (inside) and “afuera” (outside) – and practice all the pronouns we learned this far! This is why taking the time to master each level and build on the next is so important.

If you missed the previous parts of this game, or want to revisit your pronouns, you can find all of them on our blog page. Start with Part 1 if you want to learn all of the rules and steps of the game in more detail.

Pronoun Game 

Part 5

Learning objective

Students will learn and use two new Spanish words: “adentro” (inside) and “afuera” (outside)

⏲ Time needed

 < 5 minutes

✏️✂️ Materials needed

Hula hoop, non-stick tape, or a leveled doorway going from an interior room to a hall or the outside.

👩‍👧‍👦 Ages

For anyone who is game to play! Learning in a playful and different way helps everyone remember the Spanish vocabulary long-term. 

Variation for older students

If you only have a few students, students can take turns stepping across the threshold of a doorway to a hall or to the outside. 

If you have many students, each student makes their own square with tape.

Step 1

First, next to each student, put a hoop or make a square on the floor from non-stick tape (or have each student make their square). Alternatively, have your students stand in a circle.

If you only have a few students, you can also use a doorway that has a clear and level area for kids to move back and forth over the door threshold.

Step 2

If you are using one hoop, square, or door threshold: Each student begins by standing inside the hoop (or square) or behind a door threshold leading to a hall or outdoors. Each student starts inside and says, “adentro!” 

Then, the student jumps outside the hoop (or square) or to the other side of the door threshold and says, “afuera!

The rest of the students form a line and move quickly until each child has done this three times. 

If every student has their own hoop or square: Each student begins by standing inside their hoop (or square) or behind a door threshold leading to a hall or outdoors. Each student says, “adentro!” and then jumps outside the hoop (or square) or to the other side of the door threshold and says, “afuera!

Step 3

Next, students will be in pairs again like in Part 1, one pair inside and one pair outside. The pair on the inside will start saying, “¡Nosotros adentro, ustedes afuera!” (“We are inside, you are outside!”). 

The first pair will then jump out so that both pairs are standing outside. The pair who has not jumped yet will say, “¡Nosotros afuera!” (we are outside!), then they will jump in and repeat the initial phrase, “¡Nosotros adentro, ustedes afuera!

Repeat 3 times for each pair.

Feel free to add the other pronouns we learned into this game and mix it up as you like! Let us know your variations or results by emailing info@fl4k.com. We love to see and hear about how students learn and progress with these activities!

Well, that’s the end of the Pronoun Game, but not the end of our Game Time series! Stay tuned for our next activities and games for beginner Spanish learners – there is a lot more to come!

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