In order to play this game, “¿Cómo se dice?,” students should first be familiar with basic vocabulary from all of the 10 lessons from my “Spanish Basics” series, or “Book 1.”
Lesson 1 – Greetings, Good-Byes, & Introduction to “SER”
Lesson 2 – Numbers, Alphabet, Colors & Shapes
Lesson 3 – The Calendar & Weather Basics
Lesson 4 – Telling Time, Definite Articles, & School Vocabulary
Lesson 5 – Common Verbs & “Me Gusta”
Lesson 6 – The Body’ “Me Duele” & Introduction to Animals
Lesson 7 – Asking Questions, Adjectives, & My Family
Lesson 8 – Food & Introduction to the Present Tense
Lesson 9 – Introduction to the Simple Future
Lesson 10 – Introduction to Spanish-Speaking Countries
Print out the next three pages on cardstock for the game board, (laminate or use page protectors for durability). Then, place all three pages side by side to make one game board as seen above.
Then, print out the “¿Cómo se dice?” cards on white cardstock and cut out. Option! Make up your own “¿Cómo se dice?” cards using the blank cards found at the end.
Instructions for playing the game can be found on the game board itself. You will need one dice per game and one “game marker” for each player. Recommended number of students per game is 4-5 players.
How to Play…
Place your marker at the start (COMIENZO). Roll the dice and move forward counting in Spanish. When you land on a square, answer the question in Spanish. If you answer the question correctly, move forward one square. If you answer incorrectly, stay put. If you land on a square that says, ¿Cómo se dice?, choose a card from the correct pile, (blue or purple). Follow the instructions on the card. The first person to get to the finish (FINAL) wins the game.