Learning the days of the week in Spanish is an essential part of teaching Spanish. Students can familiarize themselves with the days of the week by using this learning activity and writing practice.
By simply using a calendar or bulletin board, you can teach students the basics of the days of the week in Spanish. In these days of the week in Spanish lesson, children can practice their handwriting.
The worksheet can be folded into a calendar-type for children to see the different days. You can also paste it on construction paper to make a calendar. See the following instructions on how to make this cute calendar of days of the week in Spanish.
- Free worksheets
- Construction paper
- Pencils, crayons, markers
- Ribbon or yarn
- Punch holder
- Safety scissors
- Print out the free worksheets from the Language section
- Cut out the days of the weeks in Spanish writing practice
- Arrange them on construction paper
- Leave a 1-inch border
- Make two holes in the border
- Tie a ribbon into the holes
- Arrange them in order
- Use the last worksheet as writing practice
The following are examples of how to use the days of the week in Spanish. Here they are:
Monday = lunes
Tuesday = martes
Wednesday = miércoles
Thursday = jueves
Friday = viernes
Saturday = sábado
Sunday = domingo
- On Monday, I have a doctor’s appointment. (El lunes tengo una cita con el médico.)
- I like to go to the park on Saturdays. (Me gusta ir al parque los sabados.)
- I have dance class on Thursdays. (Tengo clase de baile los jueves.)
Notice that days of the week in Spanish have masculine gender. Since they are considered nouns, they follow the same number grammar rule: add an s at the end to make plural nouns.
The following list provides many other ways to express everyday phrases. Many of these expressions are common in everyday conversations.
Day = día
Daily = diario
Week = semana
Weekly = semanal
Each week = cada semana
Biweekly = quincenal
Every other week = cada dos semanas
In two days (weeks) = en dos dias (semanas)
Tomorrow = mañana
Yesterday = ayer
Every other day = cada dos dias
Day before yesterday = antes de ayer
- I go to the gym every week. (Yo voy al gimnasio todos los dias.)
- I get paid biweekly. (Me pagan el salario quincenal.)
- Paola leaves for Spain in two days. (Paola sale para España en dos dias.)
- I need the papers by tomorrow. (Necesito los papeles para mañana.)
- Lola picked up the mail yesterday. (Lola levantó el correo ayer.)
Students can get better at knowing these by practicing writing the days of the week in Spanish on the free worksheet. To supplement the learning activity, you can also use books, games, and songs.