Spanish Verbs

Spanish Verbs for Children

Free online Spanish verb practice for home learning and schoolwork, with short video clips, online quizzes and printable worksheets: 
Tener, Ser and Estar, reflexive verbs, IR + infinitive, practice using the imperfect and more.
Below the video resources is a useful list of regular and common irregular verbs.

The Verb TENER

a)  Tengo un lápiz
Tengo + Pencil case items
+ Online Quiz

b)  The verb Tener – TENGO
Tener = to have, but also ‘to be’ re age + feelings.
Uses of the verb Tener – Tengo

c)  Present Tense of TENER
Tener Practice – Present Tense
+ Online Quiz

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Story Practice in the Present Tense

A New Puppy:
¡Tiene miedo!
Spanish for Children – My Puppy

+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Verbs + Parts of the Body:

Verbs + Body Parts in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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Talk about School in Spanish

– Verb Practice, Present Tense
¿Qué haces en tu escuela? 
What do you do at your school?
School Vocabulary + Verb Practice. Includes a dog agility class:
Talk about School in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Verbs SER and ESTAR:

a)  Ser and Estar in the 1st Person
Who/What + Where:
Soy and Estoy
+ Online Quiz

b) Ser and Estar Questions in the 3rd Person
¿Qué es? (SER)  ¿Dónde está? (ESTAR)

c)  The Present Continuous in Spanish:
Estar + the Gerund 
Focus on the Present Continuous

+ Online Quiz

d)  Ser v Estar: Re Character + Feelings:
Friendly description with focus on Soy + Estoy
Ser v Estar: Character + Feelings
+ Online Quiz

e)  Ser and Estar in a Story about Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs in Spanish using Ser and Estar
+ Online Quiz

f)  Ser and Estar in a Story about a Mountain Rescue
Ser and Estar Story, Video + Worksheet
+ Online Quiz

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Verbs + Sport in Spanish:

  +Online Quiz 

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Hay, Hay que

Practice using THERE IS + ONE MUST in Spanish in a story about stealing apricots, and simple instructions on how to make a piñata:
Hay – Hay que + infinitive Practice
+ Online Quiz

How to make a simple Piñata

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Practice using modal verbs throughout an online game of FIFA.   ¡Tengo que marcar un gol!

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The Near Future in Spanish

IR + a + infinitive
Practice using the Near Future to plan a holiday somewhere quiet with no internet access, phone signal or opportunity to message friends or play video games:
The near future in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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Reflexive Verbs

a)  Practice using reflexive verbs in short sentences to describe and discuss a litter of puppies:
Reflexive verbs in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

b) Practice telling the time and using reflexive verbs in short sentences about a boy’s daily routine:  
Daily Routine in Spanish
+ Online Quiz

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Verb Practice in Three Tenses

– Past, Present + Near Future:

– Short Simple Dog Story in 3 tenses:
Maggie ha crecido – Maggie has grown

–  My Holiday in Northern Spain
I went on a lovely holiday to Spain last year, but this year I went to Northern Spain  and it was  …
+ Online Quiz

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My Summer Holiday in Spanish

–  My Summer Holiday at Home and Away in 3 tenses:
Questions + answers in the 1st person about past, present and future events and activities.
My Summer Holidays – Past, Present + Near Future
+ Online Quiz

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Spanish Verbs – Hace falta, Darse cuenta, Tener que + Estar …

Verb Practice in a Story + Worksheet:
Darse cuenta, Hacer falta, Tener que, Estar …

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The Imperfect Tense

a)  Practice using the Imperfect Tense in Spanish to describe what a new puppy was like and what was happening + one or two contrasting examples of the preterite tense to say precise things that took place during that time:
A New Puppy – Imperfect vs Preterite Tense Practice in a Story
+ Online Quiz

b True short story that took place in Spain shortly before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War for practice using the imperfect tense in Spanish.  The story has a sad, brief ending in the Preterite Tense:
El perro de mi abuelo.”

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Negatives in Spanish

How to form Negatives in Spanish:
Negatives in Spanish + A Story:
  + Online Quiz

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(Read them aloud, watch out for the accents)

1.  Regular AR verbs: e.g. Trabajar (to work) Trabaj (stem) + AR
trabajo        – I work
trabajas       – you work
trabaja        – he/she works
trabajamos  –  we work
trabajáis     –  you(pl) work
trabajan      –  they work

2.  Regular ER verbs: E.g: Vender (to sell)  – Vend (stem) + ER
vendo          –  I sell
vendes         –  you sell
vende          –  he/she sells
vendemos    –  we sell
vendéis        –  you (pl) sell
venden        –  they sell

3.  Regular IR verbs: E.g. Escribir (to write) – Escrib (stem) + IR
Escribo      –  I write
escribes     –  you write
escribe      –  he/she writes
escribimos –  we write
escribís      – you (pl) write
escriben     – they write
E.g:  Decidir (to decide), vivir (to live), abrir (to open)

4.  Irregular stem-changing verbs: 
Quite a few Spanish verbs change their STEM except in the 1st and 2nd person plural.
Jugar  (to play):  Juego, juegas, juega, jugamos, jugáis, juegan

Querer (to want):  Quiero, quieres, quiere, queremos, queréis, quieren

Pedir (to ask for):  Pido, pides, pide, pedimos, pedís, piden

Very common irregular verbs:
 (to be – permanent):  Soy, eres, es, somos, sois, son

Estar (to be – temporary):  Estoy, estás, está, estamos, estáis, están

Ir (to go):  Voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van

Dar (to give):  Doy, das, da, damos, dais, dan

Ver (to see):  Veo, ves, ve, vemos, veis, ven

Hacer (to do/make):  Hago, haces, hace, hacemos, hacéis, hacen

Salir (to go out):  Salgo, sales, sale, salimos, salís, salen

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