Let’s play Loteria! Kids of all ages and families will love playing Lotería together. Not only is it a super fun game, but it can double as an educational one. Your kids will be able to learn a new game and a new language with our free printable loteria game for kids. It is always fun to explore new cultures and using Loteria is a great way! Play Loteria at home or in the classroom.

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Three loteria cards stacked on top of each other with purple and green paper sheets in between, on top of a gray background
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LoterIA For Kids

Cards games are a fun way for children to learn facts. Lotería is a Mexican game that will help your child learn vocabulary words in the Spanish language. Learning more than one language is a wonderful gift we can give to our children and in our day and age it’s not hard to find ways to integrate some language learning fun into their schedules. You don’t even have to speak the language to start introducing your child to some basic words in Spanish.

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One of the fun ways you can do this is through play, music, and story time. These are three activities most kids enjoy. I am going to share with you a fun game that will help stimulate speech in Spanish, and it’s a fun game called Lotería.

What is lotería?

Lotería is kind of like bingo, but with pictures instead of numbers. It’s a game that’s been enjoyed for generations and is perfect for playing with kids of all ages, even if they are young and can’t read yet, they can definitely see the pictures! It’s a fun way to learn Spanish and have fun at the same time.

Our free printable traditional Loteria game comes with the normal 54 cards and 10 different tables, with beautiful original designs and bright colors that will keep the kids entertained for hours!

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Supplies Needed To Play Loteria

Two loteria tables next to each other to show a part of the whole downloadable loteria game.
Grab the free Loteria cards using the link below.

How To Play Lotería

Step 1

One person will announce the cards. This person is known as “el gritón”.

Step 2

When the card is announced you will mark your table.

Step 3

When a player has marked four pictures that form one of the patterns (vertical, diagonal, horizontal) they yell ¡Lotería!

Let’s Play Loteria

Three loteria cards stacked on top of each other with purple and green paper sheets in between, on top of a light brown background
This loteria card is perfect for kids.

What you will need to do is print out the Lotería cards for free by clicking the link below. We made these cards with kids in mind because the pictures are bright and the Spanish words are clear and right above the picture and they are FREE.

Once you print out the board game and the cards, start by calling out a card and pronouncing the word in Spanish and then show your child the picture so they can figure it out.  The more you play this game the more your child will catch on to the words associated with these pictures. Then you can start using them around the house so they can hear them outside of the game context. For example, you can say, “Put on your sombrero Suzie” or “We are going to eat uvas for our snack today.”  Language learning can be fun, enjoy!

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Download Lotería Cards and Tables

Pair Lotería Up With A Children’s Book

Book: loteria book- Text: playing, el juego de la Loteria with grandson and grandmother- kids activities blog
This is such a great book!

This game can also be paired up with a great children’s book that we enjoy reading in our home.  It has the Spanish and English side by side for those of us who need to brush up on our Spanish. Have you heard of the children’s book author Rene Colato Lainez? He’s written quite a few bilingual books that our family enjoys. The little boy in this story goes to Mexico to visit his grandma and learns a new language as a result of playing Loteria and discovers a sweet bond between him and his grandmother.

Spanish Game Loteria

I grew up playing and watching my family play “Loteria”.  It was a family game and a community game played regularly with our neighbors. We would gather together in someone’s home and play this Bingo like game.  There was always a huge gathering when they offered prizes.  It’s generally played in Mexico but also in other Spanish speaking countries.

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What other card games do your children enjoy playing?   This Spanish game is colorful, easy to play, and FREE!  For more great kids activities, you might enjoy these ideas:

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  2. The player taking the first trick usually leads another ace, since they can’t be beaten unless a player is completely out of that suit.

  3. Diane, it’s definitely a great way to practice Spanish for kids by making it fun with a game! Yes, and I like that you laminate them! ~Mari

  4. This looks like a very nice game. My son and I do card games all the time for Spanish practice. We have made our own sets, using inexpensive flashcards (getting two sets, to make matching cards). We glue the pictures onto cardstock cards and laminate them; that way they hold up to being played with often.