KS2 Spanish story: Maggie is mischievous!

KS2 Spanish Story + Grammar

Maggie es Traviesa  =  Maggie is Mischievous
This funny true story in Spanish illustrates the idea of possession. Read the grammar to understand the difference between a possessive adjective versus a possessive pronoun.
The resource includes a video clip to join in with, the story in print, and a translation exercise.
Maggie is a mischievous mum who enjoys teasing her son, Billy, by taking his toys …

1.  ¡Mi juguete!  =  My toy!
Mi‘ is a possessive adjective
Possessive adjectives describe nouns by saying who they belong to:
Es mi juguete  =  It is my toy
What kind of toy is it?  It is my toy!

2.  ¡Es mío!  =  It’s mine!
Mío is a possessive pronoun.
Possessive pronouns do not just describe nouns, they take the place of them:
¡Es mío!  ‘Mío‘ is taking the place of ‘mi juguete’ – My toy!


2.  Repeat with ONLY Spanish subtitles:

The Story in Spanish

Este es Billy.
¡Mucho gusto!
Le presento a mi mamá.
Se llama Maggie.
La quiero mucho.
¡Ella manda!
Mira lo que hace …

Es la mañana.  Queremos salir.
Tiene mi juguete!
¡Es mío!
Es mi juguete.
Quiero mi juguete.
Tienes mi juguete.
¡Maggie es muy traviesa!
¡Le gusta esconder mi juguete!
Está corriendo.
Mira lo que hace.
Esconde mi juguete.
Entierra mi juguete.
Mi pobre juguete.

¡Esto no me gusta!

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Translate these sentences from the Story:
1.  Es mi juguete.

2.  Tienes mi juguete.

3.  Es mío.

4.  Quiero mi juguete.

5.  Mi pobre juguete

6.  Esto no me gusta.

image for mischief in Spanish

Spanish for Children