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Spanish classroom objects

Spanish lesson: Learning Spanish classroom objects

In this Spanish lesson series, you will learn the basic terms for common classroom objects. When you look around the classroom, there are ordinary items that you might see every day. So, let’s find out how we can name these classroom objects around your classroom – whether it be a homeschool room or a school classroom.

Getting around the classroom is an easy task. Although you know the basic terms, let’s see if you can start to name them in Spanish. At a later lesson, we will learn how to use these basic Spanish classroom vocabulary terms in sentence structure and reading.

Introduction and Prior Knowledge

This Spanish lesson uses 17 common classroom objects that you might encounter often. However, there could more usual objects that you might see in your classroom that is not covered here in this Spanish lesson. If you have a particular classroom object that you would like to add to this Spanish lesson, please let me know and I can include the English and Spanish classroom vocabulary term.

Related: Spanish Learning for Kids Starter Set for PreK to K

In this Spanish lesson, we will also discuss the many Spanish variations you might find. For instance, if you were learning Spanish in Central America, you might learn pen as bolígrafo or plumb instead of lapicera. However, living in Latin America, you might learn pen as lapicera as opposed to bolígrafo, which indicates more of a fountain pen, quill, or a dip pen. If you have any questions about Spanish vocabulary terms, please let me know.

Essential Question

Think about this proposed question as you learn these Spanish classroom objects:

What are some similarities or differences between the English and Spanish versions of the Spanish classroom objects?


  1. Use the free worksheet attached to this Spanish lesson to start learning the classroom objects. You can do so the following way:
  2. Print out the free worksheet (You can find it here in this Spanish lesson or in the Free Worksheet Language section)
  3. Introduce the vocabulary term by identifying these objects around the classroom (How many were you able to find?)
  4. Use a writing pad or you can use the free ones found in the Free Language section.
  5. Practice writing the Spanish classroom object terms in both English and Spanish.


  • For English language learners, you may want to use the writing pad to copy and trace each letter at the student’s pace.
  • Allow enough time for students to complete the lesson
  • Use labels around the classroom until students can name them

Related: Spanish Classroom Routines Printables

Exit Ticket

Fill in the blank with the correct Spanish classroom object:

  • The _________ (books) are on the table.
  • Please, pick up your __________ (backpack).
  • Use your ________ (crayons) to write the words.

Tell me in the comment below, were you able to name some Spanish classroom objects using the vocabulary sheet attached?

I hope you join me next time when we will be looking at sentence structure and prepositions.

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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