This is the first World Cup that my children have been old enough to be interested in. I’m trying to plan ahead to use it to promote the ml. We will watch the games in ml, and I'm also planning on printing out some posters in ml (i.e. the schedule). I was thinking we could learn about some of the countries, etc. Is anyone else thinking of doing this? Any creative ideas? Also I would love any resources that any of you Spanish speakers could recommend.
My older son is very much into soccer and therefore the World Cup. In the past European and World Cups we usually met with all our friends from Spain here to watch together when Spain was playing.
We also look at the map where the countries are and learn their capitals and what language is spoken in that land. I also print out a calendar with the matches where he fills in the results. You can find one in Spanish, for example here: www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-42201220
I always put a small note in Spanish in my son's lunch box for school and when there's something like the World Cup I often put related things, for example I look in google in Spanish for "curious facts about the World Cup" and then make my notes based on that.
My son is now learning to program with Scratch and currently for school he was programming a question/answer game, then he wanted to do another such game with questions about the World Cup and European Cup and he said he will put the questions/answers in both languages.
During the World Cup and European Cup I also play now and then World Cup related songs in Spanish during our car drives: Waka Waka by Shakira (Spanish version), La copa de la vida by Ricky Martin, Waving Flag (Spanish version) by K'Naan sung by David Bisbal.
Thank you Marta! These ideas are great! It hadn’t occurred to me to get a schedule where you can fill in the results, but I will definitely be doing that now. That makes it even more interactive. Also I had no idea there were songs for the World Cup, so I will look those up also. And I love the idea of looking up a list of fun facts. Sounds like that could generate a great dinner table discussion with my husband and the kids. Thanks for all your ideas.
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