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This bilingual Oh Noah! Family Activity Guide features 16 pages of hands-on fun and educational activities, including movement games, mazes, finger puppets, recipes and more! Download and print your own guide here Download here.
Give Me Some Direction: Lost and Found
Overview: In the online game, Lost and Found, children go on virtual scavenger hunts with Noah and Nell to collect items that Coco lost on her way to a pool party and a picnic. It’s a good thing that they have some friendly neighbors to help them with Spanish directional clues along the way! In this lesson, children will play Lost and Found and participate in hands-on activities to learn new Spanish vocabulary.
¡Puedo!: I Can!
Overview: In the video “Making a Splash” Noah tries to take swimming lessons, but ends up water skiing instead! When Brisa invites Noah and Nell to join her at “la piscina” or pool on a hot day, Noah gets nervous because he can’t swim. He asks the pool manager where to get swimming lessons, but the manager only speaks Spanish and doesn’t understand what Noah asks. He sends Noah to the dock, where he ends up joining a group of water skiers on open water! Good thing he learned the Spanish words for “I can swim” and “I can’t swim” to get him out of his mess. In this activity, children will play a fun “¡Puedo!: I can!” game and do other hands-on activities to learn new Spanish vocabulary.
Kitchen Shape Up!
Overview: Make craft dough and play a memory game! In the video “Cowboys and Librarians,” Coco’s library book about cowboys is overdue, and Noah offers to return it for her. But when he gets in a cab and says “library” in English while pointing to the book cover, the Spanish-speaking cabdriver misunderstands and takes him to a ranch. His initial attempts to mount a horse are unsuccessful until his lasso catches the tail of a plane, which pulls him into the saddle. Noah gallops off into the sunset, and gets to the library just before closing time. In the course of the video and related games viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for kitchen items and shapes. In this activity, your child will practice Spanish vocabulary through a game and craft activity.
Turn Up the Music!
Overview: Get movin’ and groovin’ by making musical instruments! In the video “Daring Young Man,” Noah, Coco, and Pequeño venture to the circus. When Noah goes to buy Coco popcorn, he gets lost and ends up part of the show! In the course of the video and related games viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for musical instruments and numbers. In this activity, your child will practice Spanish vocabulary through a game and a craft activity.
Ice Adventures!
Overview: Get cooking and crafting! In the video “Breaking the Ice,” Abuela is throwing a party and asks Noah to get more ice (“hielo”). But Noah misunderstands when she points to the polar bear on the empty ice bag, and he heads off to the Arctic to invite a polar bear to the festivities. In the course of the video and related games, viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for winter wear, drinks, and snacks. In this activity, your child will practice his/her Spanish vocabulary through a cooking activity and craft.
Farm to Table
Overview: Play a sorting game and create a food shopping list! In the video “I Say Tomato,” Abuela reaches into her purse for change and asks Noah for a newspaper (“un periódico”), gesturing toward someone reading the latest edition on a nearby park bench. But Noah thinks she wants the giant tomato featured in a photo on the front page. In the course of the video and related games, viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for items found in Abuela’s purse and an assortment of vegetables. In this activity, your child will practice his/her Spanish vocabulary through a sorting game and then create a food shopping list using the words learned.
Bugs Don’t Bug Me!
Overview: Explore insects in the world around you and create a play toy store! In the video “Hop, Look, and Listen,” Noah is learning how to be a magician. His initial attempt to pull a rabbit out of a hat is unsuccessful, so Coco urges him to speak Spanish, and attempts to help him translate. When Coco misunderstands Noah’s pantomimes, a series of hopping creatures magically appear – but none is a rabbit, until Noah learns that its Spanish name is “conejo.”
A Time to Build!
Overview: Investigate how different tools are used, and make your own play tools! The neighborhood handyman is up on his ladder, working on the outside of Abuela's building. He asks Noah to hand him his hammer ("el martillo") from his toolbox down below, just as a dog comes along and sits beside it...causing Noah to think "martillo" means "dog." When the dog takes off, he leads Noah on a wacky chase through town. In the course of the video, Noah learns the Spanish word for “hammer” and viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for tools and construction equipment. In this activity, your child will have the opportunity to explore a toolbox and understand how tools are used.
A Sea of Chores!
Overview: Create a chore chart to help out at home, and a treasure chest to store children’s riches! In "A Whale Tale," Noah and Señor Rodriguez's boat trip takes them into the belly of a whale! In the course of the video, Noah learns the Spanish word for "sweep." Viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for the things found in Abuela's fish tank, as well as the items that Noah and Señor Rodriguez find in the belly of the whale.

In this activity, children will practice their Spanish vocabulary by creating a chore chart to help out at home. They will also make a treasure chest to store their riches!


There's a Monkey in My Room!
Overview: Play a game of charades and design a dream room! In the video "Monkey Business," Noah travels from Abuela's living room to the middle of the jungle in search of a monkey. Along the way, he learns the Spanish words for "banana" and "monkey," and viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for various pieces of furniture and jungle animals.

In this activity, children will practice their Spanish vocabulary by playing a game of charades. They will also use the Spanish words for furniture and jungle animals to design their own dream room. Who knew you could have a jungle in your living room?


Countdown to Fun!
Overview: Play number games and become an artist with color-by-number sheets! In the video "Down the Drain," Coco sends Noah on a mission to get her ball ("pelota") from the sewer. In the course of the video Noah learns the Spanish word for "crocodile" and viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for pieces of playground equipment and numbers. In this activity, children will practice this Spanish vocabulary through an assortment of number games and a color-by-number sheet.
Ready, Set, Eat
Overview: Design a placemat for dinner and review Spanish vocabulary at each meal! In the video "Goodbye Kitty," Coco asks Noah to get her cat (gatito) from the other side of a busy street. But Noah thinks she's asked him to rescue a lion, and that's when the trouble starts! In the corresponding Match It games, players have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for an assortment of gardening and table setting items. In this activity, children are invited to design a placemat to help them practice their Spanish vocabulary words as they set the table. With this tool, your child can now review vocabulary words at each meal.
Now We're Cooking
Overview: Cook up some of Abuela’s favoritie recipes – guacamole, salsa and rice pudding! In the video "Not Milk?," Abuela asks Noah to buy milk ("la leche") at the store. In the course of the story, Noah learns the Spanish word for "milk" and viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for an assortment of foods and farm animals. In this activity, children will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish vocabulary by following a recipe to make guacamole, salsa, and/or rice pudding.
My Scavenger Hunt
Overview: Go on a scavenger hunt in your home! In the video “Out on a Limb,” Noah takes flight over the clothesline and gets a “bird’s eye view” of the landscape below. To practice the Spanish vocabulary learned in this video, children will go on a scavenger hunt in their homes to find an assortment of items.
What Color Is My Vehicle?
Overview: Learn colors with a memory game and color-by-number sheet! In the “The Red Balloon,” Coco asks Noah to buy a red balloon (“un globo rojo”) for her from a balloon vendor on the other side of a busy street. During the video, Noah learns the Spanish word for “red” and viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for an assortment of colors and vehicles. In this activity, your child will practice Spanish vocabulary in a fun memory card game and then demonstrate knowledge of Spanish terms in a color-by-number print activity.
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