About the Game:
“Vocabulario de la Casa” was designed to support acquisition of basic Spanish vocabulary in children grades K-12. It can be used to support Spanish speaking children in their native language, as well as English speakers learning Spanish as a foreign language.
90 Playing Cards (front and back)
4 Sets of Tokens (front and back)
4 Token Cards (to put tokens on)
Preparing the Game:
Print out Game Board pages and laminate together.
Print pages 4- 41 double sided. Print pages 42-43 single sided. Laminate for durability. Cut out cards, tokens, and token cards.
How to Play:
Familiarize players with the names of rooms on the Game Board and unfamiliar objects on Playing Cards. Distribute tokens and token cards to players. Players keep their color tokens on the same color token card. Put the cards into a pile.
For Younger Students:
Players take turns picking one Playing Card from the deck and looking at the picture. Ask the player to name the object (“¿Qué es esto?”) and which room it belongs in (“¿Dónde va el/la ____?”). There may be more than one correct answer. If player answers correctly, he/she can put one token on the room on the Game Board where the object belongs. The first player to fill each room on the Game Board with his/her color token wins.
For Older Students:
An opposing player picks a card from the deck and, without showing Player 1, asks Player 1 “¿Dónde va el/la ____?”. Player 1 needs to respond in Spanish with the correct room (e.g., “en la cocina”). There may be more than one correct answer. If players answer correctly, they can put one token on the room on the Game Board where the object belongs. The first player to fill each room on the Game Board with his/her color token wins.