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Kids Culture Corner

Spain

Do you know the capital of Spain? View the map!

Do you know what Spain's flag looks like? Play color the flag!


Try some Spanish language activities. This site includes an on-line English-Spanish picture dictionary and an on-line Spanish-English dictionary, as well as information, quizzes and pictures to color!

This website is available in both English and Spanish. There are activities to download, stories to listen to, and much more!

Do you know any words in English that came from Spanish words? You can find the answer to this question and many other facts about our world at Infoplease.



Try these easy games for groups of five or more.



Try learning some of these Spanish children's songs!



These two classic recipes from Spain are popular in the United States too.


The famous Running of the Bulls is an annual event July 7-14 in Pamplona. The Running of the Bulls is part of the Fiesta of San Fermin that began way back in 1591. The original purpose was to move the bulls into the arena. A handful of brave people would run in front of the bulls. Ernest Hemingway wrote about the Fiesta in his book The Sun Also Rises, which he wrote in 1926. This book made the Fiesta more popular, and now hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world travel to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. At 8 am every morning the bulls are let loose from the corral at one end of town and herded about a half mile through the streets of Pamplona to the stadium. The run lasts two to three minutes. Who do you think can run faster, a bull or a person?


Joan Miró is a famous Spanish painter who loved to use bright colors and simple shapes. Some of his paintings look like they were painted by little children. Learn more about Miró by visiting the seasonal calendar.

I really feel like I have a family in America after being an au pair. My host family is going to visit me and my family in Sweden this winter and I cannot wait to see them!
Sandra, au pair
Sweden