Bilingual Holiday Challenge Learning Tips

The bilingual holiday challenge is a weekly event that encourages young learners to keep on learning as they anticipate a long winter break or other school breaks.

Whether your classroom or homeschool group is losing learning enthusiasm, take a few moments to enjoy the season. While holiday classroom parties may not be the ideal way to celebrate, you can dedicate those times to using fun learning games.

The bilingual holiday challenge helps you develop ways to use printables, activities, and bilingual reading to motivate students to learn. 

Bilingual Holiday Challenge

One of the challenges during long school breaks is most likely keeping your kiddos engaged. After the holiday rush calms down, many children quickly get bored.

Electronics and other devices may not occupy their attention span for too long. Also, depending on your area, you might enjoy fun days of playing in the snow.

However, you could play outside for a certain amount of time before it gets too cold. So, encourage your children to develop learning skills with fun educational games or printables.

Of course, depending on the age group, you might have to include various activities. That is, look for printables that can accommodate a wide age range of children.

Many activities can consist of bingo, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and reading. In the same way, you might have students in your classroom that need a boost in learning.

Use the bilingual holiday challenge to motivate students to keep on learning with brain break games. Sometimes students may feel unmotivated as they wait for winter break.

Use various games or activities to encourage your students to look forward to winter break while still learning. 

bilingual holiday challenge

Develop a Bilingual Vocabulary

Using the Bilingual Holiday Challenge printables and games can also encourage young readers to learn new words. Use the printables as a way to introduce or reinforce Spanish terms about holidays.

While people celebrate in different ways, your bilingual students might interact differently. So, take this opportunity to raise cultural awareness in the classroom about different cultures around the world.

How do you participate?

  • To participate in the Bilingual Holiday Challenge, sign up for one of the newsletters.
  • If you want to sign up for the preschool newsletter, you can go to the Spanish Nursery Rhymes page.
  • If you want to sign up for the kindergarten through the second-grade newsletter, you can go to the Spanish Sight Words page.
  • Next, you’ll receive the Bilingual Holiday Calendar of events.
  • You don’t have to start with week one to participate.
  • Once you download the calendar, visit the blog often, or watch the videos for using the printables.
  • Each week, you can read how to use the printables, teaching strategies, and how to make the most of the free printables. 

The Bilingual Holiday Challenge is ideal for incorporating new learning ideas before winter break. Also, you can use many of these ideas for your homeschool group.

Perhaps, you have kiddos learning at home or staying home during the holiday. Enjoy those times with family!

But, if you want, you may consider adding playtime while learning with these free printables. 

If you need additional resources or printables, shop at the Spanish4Kiddos store for more educational learning resources. 

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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