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EL DIA DE LOS REYES - 6th of January

Celebrate this great traditional day while having fun with the family and learning some Spanish. Did you know children in Spain and some Latin American countries receive their presents brought not by Santa Claus (Papá Noel), but by The Three Kings (los Reyes Magos) on the 6th of January?

 

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Arbolito, zapatos, comida y agua para los reyes magos y sus camellos

WHAT IS EL DIA DE LOS REYES?


On the eve of January 5th, children clean their shoes and leave them by the door with hopes that the three kings will leave gifts inside during their overnight visit, they also leave food and water for 'LOS TRES REYES MAGOS' / 'THE THREE KINGS' and their camels.


The 6th of January children wake up to find their presents left by the kings and have 'ROSCON DE REYES' / 'KING'S CAKE'. The ring-shaped pastry is decorated with glazed fruits representing colourful jewels and looking like a crown that a king would wear. Inside there is a figurine of baby Jesus or a tiny king, the person who finds it is crowned as king or queen for the day, sometimes another figurine is popped inside too such as lava bean and whoever finds it will have to buy 'ROSCON DE REYES' for the next year. Follow el El Recreo Spanish club for kids in SE London for more fun activities to do with your little ones.  


Would you like your children to get a call from LOS REYES MAGOS? follow this link to get a magical experience: https://reyesmagos.iberia.com/


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INSTRUCCIONES PARA NOCHE DE REYES


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ROSCÓN DE REYES

Order your ROSCON DE REYES from Dulce Art. Contact at T. 07847 701490


We would like to share all about this tradition with you, here are some activities you could do with your kids while introducing new vocabulary:


1. Make your own crown to wear for 'ROSCON DE REYES'. Introduce your child new vocabulary:

a. CORONA : CROWN

b. REYES : KINGS

c. ROSCON DE REYES: KING'S CAKE

d. ZAPATOS : SHOES

e. REGALOS : PRESENTS

f. DIA DE LOS REYES : KING'S DAY


2. Follow the 'INSTRUCCIONES PARA NOCHE DE REYES' / 'INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NIGHT OF THE KINGS'  suggested by mamajosefablogspot (from the image on the left) 👈🏼 


3. Print or read this activity El Día de los Reyes, you can support your child depending on their age.


4. Talk to your child about their favourite part of "DIA DE LOS REYES" by repeating the vocabulary learned.


5. Play this fun game below to reinforce their vocabulary  👇🏾


¡FELIZ DIA DE REYES!



GAME: FIND THE PAIRS FOR EL DIA DE REYES



Find out more about the festive season celebrations like Fiesta de fin de año or La noche de los inocentes join our Spanish language and traditions classes in the United Kingdom here


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