La Bicicleta y Colombia Music Activity for novice Spanish class

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Mis Clases Locas
Grade Levels
8th - 10th
Formats Included
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10 Google Slides + 1 Page Worksheet in PDF & EASEL
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Loved this resource! Worked very well as an introduction to Colombia and the book Peter va a Colombia. My students were very engaged!
Loved this activity to learn about Colombia and the musician Shakira and the lovely song "La Bicicleta"! My students enjoyed it too!
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This Spanish cultural song activity was designed to introduce the basic geography of Colombia through the song La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives & Shakira. It is designed for novice middle school Spanish, Spanish 1, or Spanish 2 students focusing on 3 of the SUper 7 high-frequency words - voy, quiero, and le gusta.

Included in this Bicicleta song activity for Spanish class

  • ✅ Basic vocab for early novice Spanish - voy, quiero, le gusta & bicicleta
  • ✅ Printable 1 page PDF worksheet
  • ✅ Worksheet includes 4 vocabulary words, cloze activity (filling in lyrics of the song), 2 discussion questions in Spanish, and geographic expansion of Colombia.
  • ✅ NEW Google Slideshow to project with 10 editable slides
  • ✅ Slideshow includes vocabulary, Youtube video of the song, dance brain break & projectable activities from the worksheet
  • ✅ Includes instructions for the teacher, answer key & instructions for students

This song activity includes some basic geography of Colombia including places mentioned in the song, with opportunities for expansion or further student research. It would go great with the novels Peter va a Colombia or Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro, or the film Encanto.

You will need access to Youtube or another streaming platform to play the song La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives & Shakira.

100+ 5 star reviews from Spanish teachers for this música miércoles activity

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Such a catchy song. Well-designed, easy activity. Thanks! - Caitlyn N

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Another great resource from Mis Clases Locas - they never disappoint! I am excited to teach this song with these materials. - Elizabeth H

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Loved this activity to learn about Colombia and the musician Shakira and the lovely song "La Bicicleta"! My students enjoyed it too! - Espejo de idiomas

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  • ✅ Interpretive Communication
  • ✅ Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives
  • ✅ Cultural Comparisons


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Total Pages
10 Google Slides + 1 Page Worksheet in PDF & EASEL
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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