Spanish Revision Games

Updated July 20, 2017

Using games to review Spanish lessons fosters an rich learning environment. Revision games allow students to use their Spanish in a practical, interactive manner, and the games help them retain what they have learnt. Use Spanish revision games to help your students review vocabulary words, phrases and verbs.

Vocabulary Revision Game

Help your students make their own bingo card. With any pertinent vocabulary lesson, instruct your students to list the words in a grid five down and five across, using any word order they wish. Instead of calling out only vocabulary words, create a sentence for each vocabulary word, making your students listen carefully for the word they need. They should place an "X" over any vocabulary word they hear in your sentence. The first student who gets all her words in a row crossed out wins the game.

Phrases Revision Game

Create a revision game that helps your students concentrate on their listening skills. On the board, list approximately 15 phrases your students need to remember. Ask them to take a blank sheet of paper and draw a huge plus sign dividing the paper into four quadrants. Instruct your students to pick four phrases, and write one in each of the four quadrants on their paper. Begin slowly saying a phrase from the board one at a time. If the phrase you say is one they chose for their paper, they may place a finger or a thumb on it. The first student who can touch all four of his phrases should stand to show you his paper as the winner. If desired, he may take over saying the phrases until another person has won. To continue playing, have all the students turn their paper over and start again by picking four different phrases on their paper. To make the game more challenging, say the phrases quicker than you had previously.

Verb Revision Game

To review verbs and their usage, challenge your Spanish students to make as many useful sentences as possible with the verb you give them. For instance, give them the verb "abrir," which means to open, and give them two minutes to come up with as many sentences possible that could apply in the classroom, such as "open the door" or "open your book." Only the students who write elaborate and clever sentences get a point. Award points for the most creative use of each verb, and use harder verbs in various tenses to create challenging verb usage.

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About the Author

Rebecca Bagwell is an educator with a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Trinity Baptist College. She has taught in China and the United States. While overseas she started writing articles in 2006 for bilingual trade journals. Now, she lives in the South where she homeschools and writes freelance articles encouraging creative approaches to education.