Free printable Spanish language educational packet from Disney/Pixar- all based on the the Finding Dory movie!
Kids don’t become bilingual all on their own… it takes a village and lots of great learning materials. I’ve often written about how it can be difficult to find high-quality learning materials for kids in Spanish… and once I find them, they aren’t always engaging.
That’s why I was so excited to see that Disney/Pixar has released the Finding Dory educational printable packet… IN SPANISH! The materials are BEAUTIFUL- they use perfect academic Spanish to teach high-level vocabulary related to ocean animals and conservation techniques.
Lately since the girls are in English school, it has been tough to keep them speaking lots of Spanish. Especially since as the pandemic wears on my village of fellow Spanish-speaking mamas keeps getting smaller and smaller. We are in outright language rebellion with Big Sister, and I am always trying to find more resources in Spanish that she will adore.
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This printable Spanish packet includes 17 full color pages of vocabulary, reading, writing and math resources related to the movie Finding Dory. Like almost all of the Disney/Pixar movies, the Spanish translation of Dory is excellent.
You can use this packet to preview the vocabulary before your kids watch the movie in Spanish, or you can use it after they watch to help them actively produce Spanish language.
I used this educational packet to teach new vocabulary for my pre-readers in Spanish, and it was perfect because there are six pages of information about sea animals with pictures of both the real animals and the characters from the film.
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We read through the information over and over again, and practiced saying both the scientific names of each animal, and the movie character names.
Then, I mounted each reading sheet on brightly colored paper, and we can take them with us to the Denver Zoo aquarium for a matching activity with the actual animals at the zoo!
The next section of the packet includes hands-on activities to build reading, writing and science skills. I’m not going to lie, the color by number was so beautiful that I printed one for myself to color as an adult coloring sheet with my new favorite colored pencils set.
Plus, there is a fun color by number, and an educational craft made from recycled materials. I would have LOVED to use this resource when I was teaching Spanish in the classroom, and it would be great for homeschooling moms looking for free, high quality educational materials. And of course, since the packet is so FUN, we used it for indoor play when it’s too hot to be outside!