In the Spanish-speaking world, Holy Week and Easter go hand in hand. In Latin America and Spain, this is a religious celebration. Your students can compare the religious and secular ways to celebrate this holiday and its origin.
Next are ready made Spanish class activities and a resource sheet.
Easter and Holy Week Traditions Spanish Class Activities and Lesson Plan
Holy Week is a big cultural event in Latin America. People get involved and commemorate the most important week or Catholic celebration that ends on Easter Sunday. You can highlight the cultural aspects of this date in your classes and introduce Easter vocabulary in Spanish.
Check out these ready-made printables:
Students read a text in Spanish about Holy Week traditions. They identify cognates, answer reading comprehension questions, and prepare a presentation about specific traditions mentioned in the reading. Includes the audio file for the reading.
This handout illustrates 20 common vocabulary words for Easter in Spanish with English translations.
This handout illustrates 17 common vocabulary words for Easter and Holy Week.
Presentation with audios: Use to introduce the vocabulary to students. It includes audio clips with the Spanish pronunciation by a native speaker.
Printable posters in 3 sizes that illustrate many of the most important vocabulary words.
A word search in two versions: with a Spanish word list and with an English word list to translate. Includes answer key.
A vocabulary match with a Spanish and English word list to translate. Includes answer key.
A word search in two versions: with Spanish word list and with an English word list to translate. Includes answer key.
A short vocabulary multiple choice quiz related to Easter vocabulary in Spanish. Includes two versions with and without image prompts.