The boys are learning Spanish as part of their education, so we decided we should take a look at the country Spain and learn a bit about it.
We had great fun with this rather large Spain Unit.
We have read many books from the library and completed quite a few activities which you will find listed below.
We made castanets by cutting out rectangle pieces of cardboard, decorating them and folding them in half. We glued metal washers to the inside of the castanets to make the noise.
We made fans that are sometimes used by flamenco dancers by folding a piece of paper back and forth and then gluing a large paddle pop stick to each end. When that was dry, we taped the bottom of the fan together.
We made a flamenco dancer out of a peg.
You can find the instructions at Making Friends.
We made a sombrero type hat out of cardboard.
To do this, measure around your child’s head and add 5 cm. Cut a long rectangle out of cardboard using your child’s head circumference +5 as the length and as wide as you would like.
Fold the rectangle into a circle and glue the ends together. Cut a circle out of cardboard and glue it to the top with a hot glue gun.
Cut out a much larger circle for the brim. Sit the top of the hat in the middle of this circle and draw around it. Cut out this circle as this will be the hole for your child’s head. Using a hot glue gun, glue the top of the hat to the brim.
When dry paint and decorate.
You can punch a hole on opposite sides and tie a ribbon through.
To give you a little bit of a better idea, see the picture below.
Salvador Deli was a Spanish artist who was also known for his moustache. The boys drew pictures of a face and glued on a moustache made from a black pipe cleaner.
We also made moustaches from pipe cleaners and twisted one end around bamboo kebab sticks.
Pablo Picasso is also a famous Spanish Artist. He was well known for his role in Cubism.
The boys had a go at Painting like Picasso
For more fun activities:
Learn about Spain with this unit study. Primarily fill in the blanks after researching the topics, this pack is great for students in grades 2 – 5.
The topics covered in this printable pack are:
- Spain – geography, facts, money
- Spain Flag
- Mosque of Cordoba
- Palacio Real
- Aqueduct of Segovia
- Doñana National Park
- National Symbols
- Bull Fighting
- Pelota Pared
- Renaissance Period
- The Spanish Armada
- The Spanish Civil War
- Counting and Speaking in Spanish
- Christopher Columbus
- Pablo Picasso
- Salvador Deli
- Ponce de Leon
- Miguel de Cervantes
- Answers Provided
To download this Spain Country Study, click on the link below: