One day as we were putting our Beanie Baby toys away for the hundredth time it dawned on me that the animals could be sorted by habitats. Then of course I started thinking about how to turn that idea into a Spanish lesson. You can use any group of toys for a sorting activity like the one below, and use it to learn Spanish! Group your toys by shapes, colors, size, beginning letter sounds, whatever subject you are currently teaching your kids or students.
We started by placing all of our Beanie Babies in a pile next to the toy bins they belong in. (These bins are actually stacking bins for lockers I purchased at Wal-Mart last Back-to-School season.)