Spanish Cognates Word Search - Game for Google Classroom - Digital Activity

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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Find 100 Spanish cognates in TWO digital Spanish word searches. This favorite activity is now available to use with GOOGLE SLIDES™. Fun distance learning activity to help students identify cognates. Includes 50 cognates per page! Spanish cognates are a great way to build confidence. Must have activity for back to school. Great as emergency sub plans!

Includes two worksheets in Google Slides where students find easy to learn cognates listed in a word bank with at least one cognate for each letter of the alphabet. Students move a highlight strip to cover the word they've found, then cross it off in the word bank. Includes an additional worksheet where students write the cognate in Spanish and define it. Answer keys included.

Also available as a printable.

Use Spanish word searches as a warm up, homework, for fast finishers, in stations, as an after test activity or easy Spanish SUB plans.

Cognates include:

Word Search 1: accidente, adorable, animal, atleta, banco, cereal, chocolate, color, delicioso, elefante, familia, famoso, favorito, fruta, guitarra, and much more!

Word Search 2: actor, agente, arte, aventura, béisbol, brillante, criminal, curioso, decisión, doctor, enorme, error, fantástico & more!

**This activity was designed to be used as a digital resource with Google Classroom™. It was created with Google Slides™. You can share this resource with each student.**

Level: Novice / Beginning Spanish / Spanish 1

What teachers are saying about the printable Spanish Cognates Word Search:

  • "I love doing cognate stuff in class, and this was incredibly fun."
  • "A great way to start the year with Spanish I students! Getting them to see how many words are SO similar in both languages really gives them confidence. This is a great way to get them more familiar with Spanish words they didn't know they knew."

Teachers are saying: "This was fun! I really enjoy word searches and my students loved the fact that they were able to use it digitally."

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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