This worksheet is great to give to students who are in middle school or high school and who are learning or have already learned the names of the predominant Spanish speaking countries (I did not include Equatorial Guinea and the other lesser known ones). It is a fill-in-the-blank Spanish speaking country activity with 3 flag identifications as well (Spain, Mexico, Argentina – that could be a bonus!). You can use it in several ways which I have included below. I would have the kids work in groups of 2-4 on it, but it could be done individually as well. I would allow 10-15 minutes to complete and another few minutes to go over the answers.
•You can print one for each student or print one on a transparency and have them write their answers on their own paper.
•Use it before re-teaching the countries for kids who have already learned the countries but most likely need a review. It will test what they already know and the clues will hopefully help jog their memory if needed.
•Use it as a review for students who have just finished learning the countries.
•You can time the activity and give the winning group a small prize or extra bonus points as you see fit.
•Use it as a quiz or a test if you want to test over this area.
•Use it as a random review or an activity on days you have a substitute because it’s something they can do on their own without much instruction (most subs do not speak Spanish so these activities are good to have on hand in case they are needed).
•If you choose to do it individually, you could have it be a warm-up to class and something they can start right away. You can give less time when you do this and then just go over the ones they missed together.
•Do not allow them to use the maps in their books of course, but you could give them 2 minutes to use a book the last few minutes if they are really struggling.