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I don’t know about you, but dragons aren’t the only ones who love tacos! For this week’s Literacy Snack Dragon Tacos Read Aloud we’re reading Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin.
“Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.”
My kids absolutely love this book and I just knew I needed to turn it into one of our Literacy Snacks. We of course are having tacos!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
for each student, you’ll need
one taco shell – have you seen these Stand ‘n Stuff Shells? Best thing everrrrrr for kids!
I’m sure you’ve made tacos before so I’ll save you from instruction, but give you some tips. Save your sanity and buy the tacos shells that stand up. Life-changing! For the ground beef, I made it at home and brought it in a crockpot and just kept it on low all day, stirring once in a while to keep it warm until we were ready to use it.
I included taco sauce since that’s what the dragons don’t like. You’ll have a few adventurous kiddos that will want to try it and I love that! I just made sure to get mild.
While the students are enjoying their snacks, I created a worksheet for them to work on. It’s a word search with words from the book, words about tacos and dragons.
You can download the Literacy Snack Dragon Tacos Read Aloud free printable by clicking the green box below.
We have a couple of other fun activities to go along with this book too.
This Free Printable Dragon Tacos Spin and Graph is a fun activity to teach your little learners about graphing. This activity is perfect for math workshops, in small groups, or even as an independent whole group activity to introduce graphing and recording data. Click here to get it for free.
And I have two more fun math activities to use these mini taco erasers. Taco Counting Mats 1-20 and Taco Ten Frame Task Cards.
I know having tacos makes this the best day of the week for me. I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine do.
Thanks for stopping by!
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