In the webisode "Down the Drain," Coco sends Noah on a mission to get her ball ("pelota") from the sewer. In the course of the webisode 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.
Oh Noah! number cards
Print out the Oh Noah! number cards. Cut out individual cards.
Oh Noah! Bingo
Print out the Oh Noah! Bingo game cards (one for each child) and calling cards. Cut out individual calling cards and put them in a hat or bag.
Oh Noah! Color-by-Number
Print out the Oh Noah! Color-by-Number activity sheet.
In "Down the Drain," Coco sends Noah on a mission to get her ball ("pelota") from the sewer. In the course of the webisode 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, your child will practice his/her Spanish vocabulary through an assortment of hands-on number games and a color-by-number sheet.
(Please note: This game is to be played with 2-3 players.)
Place the Oh Noah! number cards facedown in a pile on a hard surface. First, the youngest player flips over one card and says the number aloud in English and Spanish (e.g., "1, uno"). Then, the next oldest player flips over a card says the number aloud in English and Spanish. Once all players have flipped over one card, the player with the highest number wins the cards and the round. Play continues until all of the cards have been won. The player with highest total sum of cards wins the game.
Oh Noah! Bingo
Hand out one Oh Noah! Bingo game card to each player. The caller then pulls out one calling card from the hat or bag and reads it aloud. Players who have the item called on their Bingo game card should place a marker on that space. Bingo is won when a player fills a complete row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) with Bingo markers.
Oh Noah! Color-by-Number
Your child can practice the Spanish words for numbers with the Oh Noah! Color-by-Number sheet.
Take It Further:
- Encourage your child to translate additional words using a Spanish/English dictionary or online at http://google.com/translate.
- Visit the playground with your child and challenge him/her to identify the playground equipment using his/her Spanish vocabulary words. Count the number steps to the top of the slide or the number of pushes you give your child on the swing in Spanish.
- the swing - el columpio
- the slide - el tobogán
- the seesaw - el subibaja
- the pail - el balde
- the jump rope - la soga
- one (1) - uno
- two (2) - dos
- three (3) - tres
- four (4) - cuatro
- five (5) - cinco
- six (6) - seis
- seven (7) - siete
- eight (8) - ocho
- nine (9) - nueve
- ten (10) - diez
- Encourage your child to create his/her own online Spanish/English dictionary. Take pictures of various pieces of playground equipment using a digital camera. With adult assistance, your child can then upload the photos to an online photo sharing site such as http://www.Flickr.com or http://voicethread.com/ and label the images with Spanish and English vocabulary words. Your child can share the pictures with friends and extended family.
- Next time you need to count items, encourage your child to count using Spanish numbers. You can count plates needed for dinner, cups in a recipe, or even minutes in the bath.
- Print and play the Oh Noah! Memory Card game for "Down the Drain" to review the new words learned in this webisode. You can also challenge your child to create his/her own memory cards with additional Spanish terms for playground equipment and numbers. Additional words can be translated using a Spanish/English dictionary or online at http://google.com/translate. Please note that the Memory Card game should be printed on heavy paper if possible.
- Explore How Do you Say…? on the Oh Noah! website.
- Go to the library with your child and check out books to learn more about playgrounds and numbers. Suggested books, available in both English and Spanish, include:
- Play, Play, Play Dear Dragon, by Margaret Hillert / Juega, juega, juega, querido dragón, traducido por Eida Del Risco
- Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, a bilingual book by Yuyi Morales
- What Makes Ten? by Lisa Trumbauer / ¿Que hace diez? traducido por Lisa Trumbauer
- Playing Lotería/El juego del la lotería, a bilingual story by Rene Colato Lainez
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