This two-part scavenger hunt gets students searching, moving, writing, and speaking the date in Spanish and English. Students first match English to Spanish dates by hunting around the room for answers to write in numbered boxes. With extra time, students then quiz each other over the scavenger hunt answers by reading through the boxes with their answers.
More detailed instructions are given in the document, but the general idea is the following:
1. Each student receives a worksheet and is then placed in pairs.
2.Students work in pairs starting with whichever box from around the room they choose. For the first box that they select themselves, they read the date (in month/day format) at the bottom of the box. Note, it may be helpful to have your students write this in English first to be sure they write in the correct order. Then they hunt around the room for the box with the correct Spanish phrase. Once they find the phrase, they write it down in the numbered box according to the scavenger hunt box. For example, a pair of students begins with “09/10” (box #1). They find the scavenger piece with “4. El nueve de octubre” They write down “el nueve de octubre” in box 4 on their worksheet.
3. To continue the scavenger hunt, students then look at the date in the box they just found and look for the scavenger piece with the correct Spanish phrase once again, repeating the process until all boxes are filled in.
4. After completing the written part of the scavenger hunt and waiting for other groups to finish, students can review with their partner their answers. Student A can read the Spanish phrase written in the box, and Student B can then tell the English meaning. Alternatively, Student A can secretly select a box on their worksheet and say an English date. Student B would have to find the corresponding box with the Spanish phrase.