Spanish restaurant

A Tasty Lesson for Spanish Students

Fourth and eighth grade Spanish students practiced food vocabulary together on Tuesday when the Middle School cafeteria transformed into “El Restaurante de la Abuela”. Tables were set with bright, colorful linens centered with llama figurines and mini sombreros. With fourth graders seated at the round tables, eighth graders posed as waiters and waitresses as they delivered the Hispanic restaurant menus, took orders and interacted solely in Spanish with their fourth grader restaurant guests.

Students also learned the vocabulary related to utensils that they need when they eat, such as the words for spoon, fork, knife, plate, cup and napkins.

Take a look at the menu for the activity and some of the questions discussed:


  1. ¿Qué quieres comer?
    A. Quiero comer…
  2. ¿Qué quieres beber?
    A. Quiero beber…
  3. ¿Qué te gusta?
    A. Me gusta…
  4. ¿Te gusta…?
    Sí me gusta o no me gusta…
  5. Necesito un plato, cuchara, tenedor, cuchillo y servilleta

Perhaps these students will speak in Spanish at their next restaurant outing! What a fun (and tasty) way to practice food and dining-related words!