So, how are you today? ¿Cómo estás?

It’s one of the first things we teach our learners to understand and answer, and for good reason.  Particularly young children will hear “How old are you?” quite a bit, and of course “What’s your name?” but right up there in the most common questions anyone hears in any context is

¿Cómo estás?

We were inspired by a video we saw in another language recently to create one for your early Spanish learners.  In our video, our Stories Online characters ask “¿Cómo estás?” and introduce children to six ways to answer this common question.  After the introduction, we invite children to use one of the suggested answers to let you know how they’re doing today.  This lesson video is perfect for classes from preschool to kindergarten to upper elementary school.

The characters and suggested answers in the video come from the Video Stories that are the foundation of our Stories Online program.  In Stories Online, children interact with real language as our animal characters talk and play in fun, engaging video stories.  Each unit in a Stories Online level is based on a single story with 10-12 lesson plans of ways to interact with and supplement the stories to keep kids engaged in acquiring real language to use with real people.  Exploring 100% of our content for free (with no credit card required) is as easy as visiting our homepage and looking for the red button.

To accompany the video, we created a free activity sheet (see below) for children to use to help them answer this very common question.  So, what are the suggested answers in the video and sheet?

  • Estoy bien
  • Estoy mal
  • Estoy cansada*
  • Estoy feliz
  • Estoy muy bien
  • Estoy aburrido*

Here’s the video!

To download the activity sheet with both versions included, click here.

*The gender of the adjectives cansada and aburrido on the activity sheet matches the gender of the character illustrating those answers.
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