Who doesn’t love learning through play? Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® created a fun, engaging Spanish game your kids will want to play over and over. It is only $20 and a great (and inexpensive) way to get started with a second language in your home! Make sure to pin this image for later!
Bring Fun into Your Homeschool and Teach Spanish Vocabulary at the Same Time!
Go Squish is a card game designed to coincide with the videos in the Foreign Languages for Kids Spanish curriculum. It comes with three sets of cards, one for each video in the first DVD volume. The card game can be purchased on its own or used as a supplemental activity. It is designed to be played in groups of 2-4 players, though you can play with more children if you combine the cards. There are two levels of play to give your children a gentle and fun introduction to Spanish vocabulary with room to grow.
The object of the game is to get enough miles to fly Squisher, the International Inchworm™ to visit his friend. You can choose how many points are needed at the beginning depending on the number of children playing and their experience with the game (more points will mean a longer game). You begin by dealing 6 cards to each player and placing the rest of the deck in the middle.
The first time you play, you should start with level 1. In level 1, children say only the Spanish word. If you do not have the videos to go along with the lessons, head over and try the free trial. The online membership is affordable and comes with access to online, interactive games and workbooks to expand on the lessons as well as access to the entire curriculum. If your children are not at all familiar with the Spanish vocabulary on the cards, you may want to start introducing the flashcards slowly, playing matching games and memory games to create a familiarity with the words. Take a look at this example dialogue to better understand how the game works:
If your child had the picture or word card for breakfast, they would ask, “¿Desayuno?” The next player would say, “Si, desayuno” and pass the matching card over OR “No, no desayuno, GO SQUISH!”
In level 2, your children will learn how to ask “do you have?” and answer with “I have or I do not have.” Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® created resources, materials, and a complete curriculum that is focused on teaching children conversational Spanish rather than disjointed Spanish vocabulary. The key to helping our children not only understand but remember the Spanish vocabulary taught, is to offer it in a way that means something to them! The words and phrases that are taught are ones that children can relate to and use in their everyday life. They will quickly be able to integrate their new Spanish vocabulary into their days and build confidence in their skills!
This is a fantastic game, a ton of fun, and highly recommended as a learning extension for the lessons in the Foreign Languages for Kids curriculum or as a stand-alone resource. It is easy enough for children ages 5+ to play together and can be enjoyed by the whole family! It also comes with a full color, 5-page instructional booklet to help you learn the rules, give you examples, explain how to set it up, etc. You can purchase the game and complete flashcard set on the online store by clicking here.
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