"La maleta" activity is designed to expose students to an authentic Latin American Holiday tradition. On New Year's Eve, people in Venezuela, Parts of Colombia, and Pananá pack a suitcase and run around the block (la manzana) in hopes that the New Year will bring about travel opportunities.
Your students get to participate in this activity!
1. Students respond to a few questions about where they'd want to travel.
2. Teacher elicits responses from students
3. Students take "La maleta" and then run around a "safe" place in the school building.
I did this activity with my Spanish 1 and 4 students, and this is what they remembered at the end of the year!