Incorporate this authentic celebration in your fall/ autumn theme or unit, teaching culture at the same time you are teaching Spanish. La Castañada is celebrated primarily in Cataluña and Barcelona, marking the harvest of chestnuts and other nuts/ fruits from the forest, along with the fall season. Celebrated on November 1, All Saint's Day, traditionally chestnuts are roasted and eaten, fall inspired crafts are done in elementary schools, the image of la castañera, a peasant woman selling chestnuts on the street, is prevalent. We've created this simple storyline to introduce basic information about the holiday and allow you to tie in autumn vocabulary.
Want more information and ideas for La Castañada? See our blog post here: Fall Celebration in Spain- La Castañada
Mundo de Pepita features a series of mini books and activities you can print out and distribute to your students or children. Great for teaching vocabulary and simple concepts in Spanish, each book features adorable original illustrations and simple story lines..perfect for young learners!
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