Spanish Back to School Name Games

August 24, 2009 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, spanish speaking activities 

Spanish classes have started or are starting and it’s time to start using Spanish names.  Why?  Names or nombres are the best for:

  • Pronunciation practice
  • Learning the sounds of Spanish letters & vowels
  • Learning the Spanish Alphabet

Use the famous Spanish rhyme: A E I O U.  El burro sabe más que tú.

Name Activity:

Goals: Get students or speakers to pronounce Spanish names correctly, recognize and use Spanish letters and vowels.

Supplies: light colored construction paper, markers, pencils, & crayons, handout of Spanish alphabet

Instructional Materials: Spanish alphabet handout, textbook, or website


  1. Fold regular-sized  construction paper in half & then cut
  2. Fold the two halves horizontally to create 2 name plaques with the seam up
  3. Pass out a name plaque to each student
  4. Students are to write their own names or chosen Spanish names on their plaque using pencil (seam up)
  5. Students then use markers or crayons to decorate their name
  6. Now a variety of conversation name activities can be used: Cómo te llamas circulating activities, name chants, or spelling bee types of spelling out loud in Spanish contests.


One Response to “Spanish Back to School Name Games”

  1. Danielle on August 27th, 2009 12:24 am

    hadn’t thought about the pronunciation point of using target culture / language names! thanks for sharing your ideas!

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