Kitchen Vocabulary – 36 flashcards

This is just a simple flashcard drill, not really a game.  The site has similar flashcards for other subject areas:

Kitchen Vocabulary Drill

Simple Games for Young Children

In this animals game, the computer says the animal, and the child simply clicks on that animals.  He is told “yes” (or “muy bien” or some varaition), or “No”.  If correct,the little guy on the left moves up the palm true.

Click on the picture below to open a new window and play.

Memory Match – with Spanish words and Audio

In the classical “memory match” game, two the student clicks on two cards, the picture is shown.  If the two items match, the cards are removed from the “table” or “web page/game”.  If they don’t match, the cards are turned back upside down, and the student picks another two.  The idea is to eventually match all the cards.

In this variation, the student can pick categories, such as fruit, vegetables, pet, farm animals, school supplies, bugs, and so on.

I choose “tools” for the example below. Click on the picture to begin playing.

Play web-based Bingo with Spanish Vocabulary

In this variation of “Bingo”, a Spanish word is shown on the screen and audibly pronounced.  The student has about 5 seconds to click that item on the “bingo card”.  If he gets it right, it counts as a square toward making a bingo (a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line of five matches).

In a way, this is more like Tic-Tac-Toe than Bingo, because when the student misses a word, that spot on the board is blocked and prevents him from making his Bingo.

Click on the picture to play:


Play web-based “Hangman” with Spanish Words

The classical game of hangman can be played here (click on picture):

Online Flash Games at “Digital Dialects”

There are number of “flash” style interactive games, with sound at this site:



The Google Translator

The Google Translator is not a game per se, but I’m sure you could think of some games to play with it.

It’s free, fairly accurate, goes from Spanish to English or English to Spanish (or to and from other languages), and it can now “speak” the Spanish translation, which is pretty amazing!

Note:  Sometimes where are more than one Spanish word that matches an English word.  If you click on any Spanish word, it will turn yellow, and a drop down list will appear of alternative translations for that word.  Pretty cool!  If you want to switch and do Spanish to English, just click the little blue arrow between the two languages; it toggles the direction.

Just click the speaker “Listen” button to hear the Spanish.   Here’s the link to try it yourself:|es|Do you wan to play a game

Do you remember the game where someone whispers and phrase, and each person tries to whisper the phrase to the next person? Usually, the phrase ends up changed quite a bit before it reaches the end of the line. You can try a similar game with the Google translator. Translate something from English to Spanish to German to French … etc… then back to English, and see if still says the same thing.

Cacahuates – the counting games of “Sevens”

We played this silly game in my high school Spanish class in West Texas.  “Cacahuates” means “peanuts”.

The game basically teaches counting skills, but with a trick.  Each student takes a turn, and turns move down each row of the classroom (or you could put the students in a circle, and as a student is eliminated they sit down).

Each person calls out the next sequential number, but if a number has a 7 in it, or is a multiple of 7, the student must say “Cacahuates” or he/she is out of the game.
Example:  1,2,3,4,5,6, Cacahuates, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Cacahuates, 15, 16, Cacahuates, 18, 19, 20, Cacahuates, 22 etc…

Of course, the students will be saying the numbers in Spanish, and it’s more fan the faster your try to play.  Have fun with it, we did!