Spanish Stories

Spanish Stories for Children

Online Short Stories for Children with Videos, Worksheets and Quizzes.
The videos are usually about 3 minutes long, excellent for regular, independent listening and oral practice reinforced by reading, writing and translation exercises.

Ideas for use in class:
a) Watch the video
b) Highlight phrases of particular interest
c) Talk about the story in English
d) Encourage students to engage with the characters, their feelings and experiences.
e) Relate those feelings and experiences to children’s own lives.
f) Return to and discuss the phrases highlighted at the beginning.
g) Ask students to write and illustrate the story
h) Encourage students to return to the video for more practice …
i)  And go on to write stories of their own

Each story has a video clip, grammar, vocabulary, and worksheets with questions and translation practice:

My Toy – Maggie is Mischievous

KS2 Spanish listening practice:
Simple true story in Spanish for beginners in the present tense with useful grammar practice focussing on possession using ‘mi’ and ‘mío’ ‘¡Mi juguete!’
¡Maggie es traviesa!
+ Online Quiz

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My Family in Spanish

My Family in Spanish practice in a Story.
Vocabulary for family members in Spanish + downloadable worksheet:
My Family in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Hamster Story

Simple story in the 3rd person present tense:
Questions and answers about two hamsters, one of whom becomes ill and has to take medicine:
¿Eso qué es? Es un hámster
+ Online Quiz

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Dogs at the River in Spanish

Short simple sentences with verbs in the present tense describe friendly activities in Spanish + likes/dislikes.
Transcript + Comprehension Questions:
Maggie and Billy at the River in Spanish

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A New Puppy!

Simple Spanish story and description:  Meet a tiny puppy on its first day in a new home. Follow its progress as it grows and find out what it enjoys doing.
Transcript + worksheets on gustar and tener:
A New Puppy!
+ Online Quiz

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My Birthday in Spanish

Learn dates and months in Spanish + how to ask and answer questions about birthdays via this friendly story:
My Birthday in Spanish
+ Online Quiz.

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Spanish Story: What do I do at School?

Primary Spanish Verb Practice in a friendly description of what happens in a normal school versus lessons  in a dog agility class:  At School in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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The Bone from Twitter

NEGATIVES in Spanish in a story about confusion caused by following advice on Twitter:
No, Nada, Nunca …
Negatives in Spanish 
+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Hedgehog Story

SER and ESTAR Practice in a story about a garden visitor:
 ¿Qué es?  ¿Dónde está?
Hedgehog Story in Spanish using Ser and Estar
+ Online Quiz

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Character v Feelings Description

Ser and Estar practice with friendly video and contrasting description of the character and behaviour of Maggie and Billy:
Ser v Estar: Character + Feelings
+ Online Quiz

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Maggie, Billy and the Apricots

Practice using Hay que for instructions in a friendly story about stealing apricots. Hay que + infinitive verbs:
Hay que + Infinitive Verbs
+ Online Quiz

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Maggie and the Squirrel:

KS2 Spanish Story – This simple little nature story has friendly examples of how adverbs describe verbs:
Maggie and the squirrel
+ Online Quiz

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A Trip to the Hairdresser’s in Spanish:

Spanish Short Story in the Present Tense with lots of examples of ESTAR, IR + AR verbs, mainly in the 3rd person, singular and plural:
Vamos a la peluquería
+ Online Quiz

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Me llamo Billy:

Friendly Spanish Oral Practice: Say who you are, describe character, where you live, and what you like doing!
Transcript, questions and a second video with extra questions in Spanish AND English:
¡Hola me llamo Billy! 
+ Online Quiz

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La Hora de Comer

Short little story in Spanish for children with examples of the Present Continuous.
All eyes on the cook.  Please can we have some more!
Transcript + questions:
¡La hora de comer! (Supper)

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Spanish Nature Story: ¿Por qué?

Questions in Spanish for children in a beautiful short story that asks WHY? ¿Por qué?
Why is the chick’s mother worried?  BECAUSE – Porque Because the chick is in danger!
Spanish Nature Story 

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Talk about Winter in Spanish:

Topical scenes about winter for practice using weather vocabulary in context, and an invitation for children to share thoughts and answer questions about winter activities:
KS3 Spanish resource: Winter!

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Spanish Prepositions in a Story

Billy and the Stick Insects:
This story describes the job of cleaning out and feeding these pets with focus on all the prepositions used in the process. Grammar in context supported by a downloadable gap fill exercise. 
Spanish Preposition Practice in a Story

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Reflexive Verbs in a Story

The day the Puppies were born!
Spanish reflexive verbs are used to talk about puppies being born and to describe how the puppies behave.
Reflexive verbs in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Holiday in the Near Future

The near Future in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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A New Puppy – Imperfect vs Preterite

Description of what a new puppy was like and what was happening when it was growing up in the Imperfect Tense + one or two examples in the preterite tense of precise things that took place during that time:
Imperfect vs Preterite Tense Story – A New Puppy

+ Online Quiz

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Maggie has Grown:

Spanish Short Story in the 3rd Person using past, present and (future) Tenses:
A description of Maggie’s activities, likes and dislikes, with sentences in the present and Perfect Tenses:
Maggie has grown up!

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Two Versions of A Mountain Rescue Story

True story about an accident on a steep mountain slope and a helicopter coming to the rescue.
a)  Practice using hace falta, me doy cuenta, hay que, tener que, estar + gerund …
My Mountain Adventure in Spanish

b)  Mountain Rescue Story in Spanish using SER and ESTAR:
Ser and Estar Mountain Rescue Story
+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Holiday in Northern Spain

The story begins with a mention in the past tense about the previous year’s holiday in Spain, before finding out about a student’s first experience of paragliding in Northern Spain:
KS3 Spanish Activity Holiday in Spain!
+ Online Quiz

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My Grandfather’s Dog in Spain

Imperfect Tense Practice in a true short story about a little rescue dog in Spain before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War:
El perro de mi abuelo.

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