Spanish Games and French Games


I love using French and Spanish games in class. It’s always fun to spice up language class and get students out of their seats and moving around. Active learning is so much better than sitting and listening to a lecture. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Spanish (and French) language games to play in the classroom. Be sure to grab the file with all of the instructions for these games at the end of the post.

Ultimate List of French and Spanish Games

Chain of Commands
Class Mascot
Class Story (write this on the board)
Conversation Cards
Describing Pictures
Designing T-shirts
Drawing Pictures
The Dropsies
Duck, Duck, Goose (with target vocab)
Guess the Famous Person Game Using 20 Clues
Funny People
Guess the Sentence
Hands Up
Ladder Game
Laminated People Descriptions
Letter Scramble
Magnetic Letters
Puppets/Stuffed Animals
Simon Says
Speed Acting
Speed Vocabulary
Temas y Tapas (Language Café)
Twenty Questions
Verb Train
What Are You Doing?
What Would You Do for Points?
Who Wants to Be a Big Candy Winner?
Write Your Own Fill in the Blank Stories (like MadLibs)

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Have fun playing engaging French and Spanish games with your students (they’ll never know we’re sneaking in language lessons and grammar).  He, he, he!

What are your favorite French games and Spanish games to play in class? I would love to hear all your ideas in the comments section below.

Happy Teaching!

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    Dan Stott
    October 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Hello. This is a helpful website. Thank you for all of your hard work.

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