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24 Beach Words in Spanish to Prepare for La Playa This Summer! [Free Printable Flashcards]

Inside this post: 24 beach words in Spanish in printable flashcard form to use in the classroom or at home. Keep reading for fun ways to use these cards!

Summer vacation is here which means there might be some beach trips coming your way.

If so, you might want to prepare your little language learners with common words in Spanish that they can use at the beach!

Maybe they will make a castillo de arena, or jump over las olas en el mar, or maybe even tomar el sol. So fun!

Well today, I am bringing you 24 FREE Spanish beach vocabulary flashcards. You can use these beach words in Spanish in a variety of hands-on ways which you can learn more about further down in this blog post!

Have fun learning about la playa!

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Beach Vocabulary Flashcards in Spanish

Materials needed for these beach words in Spanish flashcards

For these free printable Beach flashcards in Spanish, all you need is:

·      8.5 x 11 printer paper or heavy cardstock paper.

·      A printer

·      Laminator and laminating sheets to laminate them for multi-use.

Simply print the beach words in Spanish pdf file and you are ready to play and learn!

What vocabulary words are included in these beach words in Spanish?

In this kit of vocabulary flashcards in Spanish you will receive 24 common beach nouns that can be found at the beach.

Listed below are the following vocabulary list included in these flashcards.

  • La sombrilla– Beach umbrella
  • El castillo de arena– Sand castle
  • La concha– Seashell
  • La palmera– Palm tree
  • El velero– sailboat
  • La Estrella de mar– Starfish
  • La pala– Shovel
  • El balde– Bucket
  • La playa– beach
  • Los lentes de sol- Sunglasses
  • La silla– beach chair
  • La arena– sand
  • El océano– ocean
  • Las chanclas– flip flops
  • La toalla– beach towel
  • El sol– Sun
  • La pelota de playa– beach ball
  • El faro– lighthouse
  • La silla de salvavidas– lifeguard chair
  • El traje de baño– bathing suit
  • La ola– wave
  • El flotador– life float
  • La bolsa de playa– beach bag
  • La gavoita– seagull

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Keep reading for ideas on how to use these beach vocabulary words to use in your classroom or at home today!

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Ways to use these beach words in Spanish flashcards

Teachers, are you looking for fun ways to use these beach words in Spanish in your classroom for your upcoming beach unit?

Or maybe you are taking your bilingual child on a trip to the beach and want to nail down all of the Spanish beach nouns.

These beach flashcards in Spanish are a great resource to memorize new Spanish vocabulary words that they can use in a multitude of ways! Check out some fun ways to use them in you classroom or at home today!

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  • Create a print-rich environment by placing these around the house. Add adhesive magnets to the back of the laminated flashcards and hang them on your fridge or washer.
  • Print out multiple sets of these beach words in Spanish and work on sequences and patterns with your preschoolers!
  • One of my favorite activities is to print off two sets and use them as a memory matching game. This activity is perfect for younger children to practice language development and memorization skills to connect the spoken word to the image. Make sure every time you flip over a card, you say the name of what’s on it!
  • You could also play a fun game by having your child stand on the opposite side of the room as you, or even better outside. First, shuffle the flashcards. Then, lift a flashcard and show your child. Lastly, if they guess it right, they can take a step or hop forward! If they mess up, a step backward! Will they make it to where you are?
  • You could play a bilingual game and say the version in English. Have your child repeat it in Spanish and vice versa.
  • Use the flashcards as symbols in this beach sensory bin. You could add in some beach figurines to talk about the different beach vocabulary nouns that can be found in the sensory bin.
  • If you homeschool, you could create a morning basket, add these flashcards and use them only a daily basis. Have everyone draw a flashcard and discuss that flashcard in Spanish.
  • You could place the flashcards face up on a table and see how fast your child can recognize the beach words in Spanish
  • Keep these beach words in Spanish in the car so your child can study them as the go down the road, or travel on your trip to the beach!
  • Choose from one of these ocean books in Spanish and see if your child can identify and beach items in the book.
  • Another fun way is to play Slapjack by placing all of the flashcards face down on a table. Say a word on the list and have your child flip the cards over until they find the correct beach word.
  • For reading practice, you could cut the cards in half and use them as puzzles by having your child use their little fingers to match the new words and images with their correct halves.

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  • While you’re packing for a beach trip, place beach items around the house. Hand your child the flashcards and some tape and have them tape the correct flashcards to the correct objects. Make sure to repeat the beach words in Spanish for practice and memorization!
  • A great way to encourage writing practice is to pick a beach word in Spanish and have them write down a memory with that item in a journal. Maybe they will remember throwing a pelota de playa with their uncle, or subiéndose a la silla de salvavidas when they were five-years-old.
  • For color practice, go through each beach word in Spanish and have them identify the color. ¿Qué color es el sol? Es amarillo. They can even practice sorting the different words by their colors. Or, you could talk about the colors of your own personal items. ¿Qué color es la bolsa de playa de mama? Etc.

Related: 23 Picture Books About Colors in Spanish

I hope some of these ideas help you to use your beach words in Spanish around the classroom or at home.

If you have a different way to use these cards, let me know me know in the comments below so I can share your ideas with my readers, too!

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Are you headed to any beautiful beaches this summer? If so I hope these beach words in Spanish encourage more language learning in your family! Let me know if you learned any new vocabulary in. the comments below!


Beach Vocabulary Flashcards in Spanish