Spanish Preterite Activity | Mi Verano Mano o Manos

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The Engaged Spanish Classroom
Grade Levels
10th - 12th
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33 pages
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I love these mano o manos it's a great way to start the school year without too much stress on students to produce the language.
This resource was engaging for my students because it made them feel comfortable with being able to show comprehension without having to produce language in the first few weeks of school.
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This activity requires no setup by the teacher and is perfect for in person class, remote learning, or hybrid learning spaces. This version is perfect for the first day or first week of Spanish class in Spanish 3 or higher. Uses preterite tense and basic Spanish vocabulary to allow students to open up about themselves in a low pressure setting at the start of the year.

¿Mano o Manos?

Spanish In Person, Remote, and Hybrid Learning Game

Version: Mi Verano (preterite tense used)

Want to design your own Mano o Manos activities? See the templates here

How is it played?

Students are prompted to read the question/statement on the screen, and show their answer by raising one or both hands in the air.

Students are prompted to raise a closed fist in the air if they have a different answer to share.

Where can we play?

This game is perfect if you are fully in person and want some movement within seats to maintain personal space. It is also great for hybrid and remote learning, as the teacher can project the slideshow (PDF) on the board or share their screen for distance learning students.

What is included?

  • Teacher instructions w/ hints for prompting discussion during the activity
  • Student instructions w/ hand cue visuals
  • 30 question/statement prompts with hand visuals (diverse skin tones represented)

Questions/Statements included:

  • Yo dormí...
  • Yo trabajé...
  • Yo comí...
  • Yo visité...
  • Yo vi...
  • Yo jugué...
  • Yo practiqué...
  • Yo hice...
  • Yo fui...
  • Yo salí...

and more! This set has very common preterite tense verbs and basic vocabulary perfect from the very start of the year in Spanish 3 and up.

NO PREP NEEDED. Download the PDF and play immediately!

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