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Learning About Spain: Week 1

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We didn’t quite squeeze in all of Europe last year, so we are continuing our tromp through Europe with Spain this fall. There is so much that we could cover and literally spends weeks upon weeks studying the country, but we’re trying to stick to a two-week study of each country.

Here’s a look at how we spent our first week of learning about Spain.


  • Introduce geography song about Eastern Europe ~ point out countries while singing
  • Locate & map Spain {wall map, atlas, and globe} ~ find capital and major geographical features
  • Use atlas to learn more about Spain
  • Read The Story of Ferdinand
  • Color & label map of Spain

click thumbnail to download the pdf map activity


click thumbnail to download the pdf map activity


  • Review geography song
  • Geography feature ~ Pyrennes Mountains
  • Read about Picasso and visit website @ his art {talked about cubism and looked at some funky art}
  • Read Story of Ferdinand again
  • Watched video collage with Picasso’s art


  • Review geography song
  • Read about Ponce de Leon {the kids were so sad he died from an arrow hitting him}
  • Story from Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Spain

Resources and Websites

  • Time for Kids Spain – Includes a sightseeing guide, history timeline, native lingo, fact file and teacher’s guide
  • Travel for Kids – gives some great suggestions for actually traveling Spain with kids along with books that are recommended by regions in Spain
  • Spanish Explorers – Ponce de Leon, Cortez, Magellan, and more
  • Mr. Picasso Head – hilarious online ‘game’ where kids create their own Picasso-like work of art
  • My Kids Art – talks about Picasso and his life

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  1. Thank you! I needed a really basic intro to Spain and used the first 2 pdfs!

  2. I love this. We are studying Spain for the month of September in my preschool class and this gave me a lot of great information and guidance.

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