Reinforce preterite tense verb endings for irregular verbs in Spanish with this fun game of ¡Cucharas! or Spoons. Students love collecting all the conjugations of a verb in the preterite tense and racing to grab the spoons! This is a great way to get students engaged and focusing on the details of preterite tense verb endings for the irregular verbs! There is an included extension activity that has students writing and speaking with the verbs after each round.
OBJECTIVE: Collect all seven cards for one verb (infinitive + all six forms- for example: CORRER, CORRÍ, CORRISTE, CORRIÓ, CORRIMOS, CORRISTEIS y CORRIERON) and/or not be the person left without a spoon!
*Included irregular preterite verbs: ir/ser, dar, ver, leer, tener, dormir, jugar, hacer y decir. The vosotros form is part of the set, but you could easily remove all the vosotros cards and instruct students to collect 6 instead of 7.
1. Print product.
2. Copy game cards and decorative paper back to back. Make enough sets for groups of 3-4.
3. If possible, laminate for durability so they can be used year after year!
4. Cut cards and clip individual sets together (or place in plastic baggies).
5. Copy enough score sheets for every student in the class.
6. You will need spoons for this activity, either plastic or metal. I keep a box of 48 plastic ones in my room just for this game.
This game is part of my Present, Preterite, Imperfect, and Future ¡Cucharas! Super Bundle which features 16 sets at a discount of 25%! That's hours and hours of engagement and fun! Click HERE to see it!
Need another engaging activity to help your students learn these irregular verbs? Check out the super fun and versatile 48 Preterite Task Cards (Regular and Irregular Verbs) by clicking the link! Put the two together and you’ve got a perfect sub plan! There is also Irregular Preterite Tense Verbs Jeopardy-Style Trivia Game for a fun review day!
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