How to make word strips to learn Spanish words with ch

Learning Spanish vocabulary for kids doesn’t have to be a boring task. By using simple homemade supplies, you’ll be able to construct a vocabulary that is easy to make. Words in Spanish have a special significance.

Spanish words can easily be pronounced when using syllables. Words like chocolate or elefante have cho-co-la-te and e-le-fan-te. When you don’t know a new word in Spanish, all you have to do is separate the syllables to figure out the pronunciation.

In this lesson, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn how Spanish syllables form
  • Learn new Spanish words
  • Assimilate English and Spanish words
Embellished heart with word strip in Spanish
Embellished heart with word strip in Spanish

In this lesson, you’ll learn to use the heart and word strip to learn new Spanish words. By switching word strips, you’ll be able to see the different ways to make words with ch-. The letters ch- is part of many Spanish words, the same as learning words with gi-, ga-, gu-, and go-.

If you have flash cards with pictures, then it would be great to use them along the heart and word strips. It is easy to visualize the words with a picture to supplement this learning activity.


  • Printouts
  • Tag paper or construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Safety scissors


  1. Print the heart and word strips from the Language section.
  2. Trace the heart shape onto tag paper or sturdy construction paper.
  3. Color the heart red, pink, or your choosing, if not using tag paper.
  4. Use decorative stickers or embellishments.
  5. Cut out the dashed lines in the rectangle. (fold slightly along the line)
  6. Set aside.
  7. Cut out the word strips.
  8. Slide one strip from the back of the heart to the other.
  9. Repeat for each strip.

Did you like making this project? What did you like best?

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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