Has it seemed to you that the topic of weather and seasons has been the hardest to pin down in a catchy, effective song for early Spanish learners? It has for us. So, we made our own.
“Las estaciones” weather/seasons Spanish song
The weather and seasons are so interconnected that it was natural to put them together in this song, which supports our upcoming Level D of Calico Spanish Stories Online. In Level D, learners will join their amigo from Level C, Pepe el perro café, as he travels to Mexico to the family farm of his friend Ofelia la oveja blanca. There they meet more new friends, including César el cerdo rosa and Mía and her daughter Maite, both mariposas monarcas from Michoacán’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.
Learners experience the seasons and all types of weather at Ofelia’s granja, so we needed a song to help them talk about those features. Now, we’re sharing it with all of you. Think of it as a sneak preview of the amazing content coming in Level D. (And if you want to meet Mía, Maite, César, and Ofelia early, check out our animal games on Sugarcane.)
Don’t forget geography/culture.
As you help the kids in your traditional, homeschool, or informal Spanish class learn to talk about weather and seasons, remember this is a particularly good time to bring in aspects of geography and culture. Sí, hace frío en el invierno in the U.S. and in Argentina, but in what months is invierno (here you can bring in our popular song Los meses del año). How does that affect holidays? And is it true that hace frío in invierno in Costa Rica? What is invierno in Costa Rica? There’s so much you could do here!
Here’s the video!
We developed this song based on a very old, traditional tune known in Spanish as “Mambrú se fue a la guerra” (our lyrics are much less macabre, though). For executing the music side of this project, we’re indebted again to the talented Obed Gaytán, and as always, our graphic animator Iuliia has done a great job with the video.
Check out the catchy, repetitive letra below for our new song about las estaciones. We think it’s the best one available, and would love to hear what you think.
Ahora es primavera, llueve mucho por acá. Llueve aquí, llueve allá, llueve mucho por acá.
Estamos en verano, hace calor por acá, calor aquí, calor allá, hace calor por acá.
Ahora es otoño, hace viento por acá, viento aquí, viento allá, hace viento por acá.
Ya llegó el invierno, hace frío por acá, frío aquí, frío allá, hace frío por acá.
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