Playing games can help you learn Spanish. You’ll improve your vocabulary, your pronunciation and language skills and it’s fun! Here are a few ideas:
Add a Spanish twist to the rules. For example: every time you lay a card, say the number (cinco) and the colour (azul) of the card you lay. You can also expand the rules by making each colour a topic too (red can be ingredients, blue animals, etc). Then you also have to say a word related to the colour topic. Going back to our example, it would be: ‘Cinco, azul, caballo’.
Make a snap game from your vocab cards. This game offers versatility, as you can use different topics. Topics ranging from animals to things you might find on a desk. Play the game as you would a normal game of pairs, but every time you match you say what you have matched. For example: if you match two red cars you say ‘Dos Coches Rojos’. You can also make your own picture cards and add the Spanish word under the picture to help you remember (see the image).
Spanish Guess who
Guess Who requires a slightly higher skill level. As you will be asking all your questions in Spanish. It is great for learning about personal appearance. Don’t be afraid to have a dictionary or a translator app close-by to play. However, try no to rely on it heavily.
Spanish word searches & crosswords
This type of games are easily available online. You can choose from any topic. And, it really helps you improve your vocabulary. You can easily find your own online, they are made for all level of learners, and you can find apps on your phone too.
Playing Scrabble rules, it can get very advanced. However, you can simplify it by allowing a few seconds for each player to create a word. For example: each player has 30 seconds to create a word. If you don’t create a word in that time you are eliminated. Last player standing wins. This will greatly help you improve your vocabulary by adding new words. Play with a dictionary close. Inconvenience: things such as accents, so we recommend you either buy a Spanish edition or see if you can find Spanish tiles online.