El Cuerpo

During the unit on teaching El Cuerpo in Spanish class, I had students create their own monster bodies. They were to label 12 body parts and then present their monster to the class describing the body, and telling us what the monster likes to do and what it can and can not do because of its body. For the complete lesson, which includes over 35 questions to ask the student as a part of their presentation, click here.

Some student examples:


And for some reason, I have a closet in my classroom so I decided to hang up the “Monsters” in the closet. For those that don’t happen to have a closet, you could use the inside of your supply cabinet, a bulletin board, or just tape on the wall.

¿Tienes miedo tú de los monstruos? ¿De niño, pensabas que había monstruos en tu closet?

Don’t forget to check out our previous post on teaching a body part lesson using Mr. Potato Head. If you liked this post, feel free to “Pin” any of the pictures on this page to Pinterest.

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger www.SpanishPlans.org
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4 Responses to El Cuerpo

  1. Elaine says:

    These turned out great! Did you use a specific rubric? Your students might enjoy this  monster book to go along with your monster lesson plan.

  2. tarrah white says:

    Love these! Great job!

  3. My spanish classes have done this all year. It is their favorite activity. However, instead of coloring monsters, my 8th graders cut out body parts of old magazines and make Frankenstein-type monsters. They also label the body parts with a handout I created in word. Really easy, really messy, but always a favorite activity.

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