Here’s a fun way to quickly pair students for activities, AND it exposes them more vocabulary without any effort at all.
Students preselect nine classmates they would like to work with and fill out this Compañeros de la granja sheet. Then, whenever the teacher wants students to chat in pairs, play a partner game or simple just move them around during class, the teacher announces "Siéntate con tu compañero de gallo". Students check their paper and sit with their assigned partner.
Included in this download is Compañero de granja sheet, detailed instructions on setting it up and using it in class, a video showing the set up, a list of partner activities with detailed instructions, and a question sheet to help facilitate conversation about the animals, even early in level 1!