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Spanish House Terms for Bilingual Kids

Spanish house terms are ways to introduce new vocabulary in Spanish lessons. If you are combining Spanish words with different preschool themes or Spanish learning, house terms are ideal for adding more vocabulary.

Besides incorporating new concepts in reading and interactive games, use these terms in writing practice. In this way, young readers seek these words in multiple ways. 

Learning Spanish House Terms

When your students start learning new Spanish words, you might want to add words that are familiar to them. For instance, clothes, seasons, or classroom objects are traditional words that your students are used to reading.

So, why not use these common words as part of Spanish lessons that can bring learning to more profound levels? Of course, you want to use books and reading materials that children can use throughout different lessons.

However, also add other ways students can experience those words. For instance, you can use engaging games, hands-on activities, and outdoor tasks. 

Spanish house terms

Different Parts of the House in Spanish

  • kitchen = cocina
  • faucet = grifo, canilla
  • counter = encimera, cubierta, mesada
  • cabinets = gabinetes, armarios
  • family room = cuarto familiar, cuarto para familia, sala de estar
  • playroom = cuarto para jugar, sala de juegos, el cuarto de juegos
  • bookshelves = estantes para libros, estantería
  • living room = sala de estar, sala 
  • bathroom = baño, cuarto de baño
  • closet = armario, ropero
  • door = puerta
  • lights = luces
  • bedroom = dormitorio, cuarto, habitación, recámara, alcoba 
  • windows = ventanas
  • floor = piso, suelo
  • front yard = patio delantero, jardín de la entrada
  • sidewalk = vereda, banqueta, andén  
  • garage = garaje, cochera
  • roof = techo 
  • walls = paredes
  • driveway = entrada
  • porch = veranda, pórtico
  • backyard = patio, patio interior

Quick Spanish Vocabulary Lesson

With Spanish house terms, you can easily create lessons to go along with reading. While reading is a valuable activity for your students to practice, consider adding writing exercises.

So, a quick Spanish lesson can use several components. For instance, you can have interactive games to match Spanish house words with the writing practice of common words.

Later, you can add various reading texts in English and Spanish. Depending on the level you want your students to grasp, you also add grammar techniques.

For example, use prepositions, articles, or simple verb tenses to connect ideas of learning vocabulary with sentence structures. 

Another teaching strategy is to use the worksheet of Spanish House Terms.

  • You can find these printables and others in the Library of Worksheets.
  • The Spanish house terms workbook has sheets to practice writing in English and Spanish
  • Use the free printables to go along with reading materials you have on hand.

Spanish house terms like any other basic learning vocabulary, help young readers to learn new words. Your students also learn how to use these terms in context when you incorporate them with interactive activities and reading. 

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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