Host a Taco Party!
It's a fiesta!
It's time for kids to turn on their dragon-magination and prepare for dragon dining and dragon dancing.
It's party time.
OUR TO-DO LIST
What's on the menu?
- That one's easy: tacos.
Who's on the guest list?
- Sure, you'll invite family and friends, but the real guests of honor are our dragon friends. So, let's each imagine a dragon buddy.
- What does your dragon buddy look like - color, size, head and tail, wings?
- Does it have sharp teeth? What can you compare them to?
- When you touch your dragon buddy, how does its skin feel?
- What shape is your dragon's head?
- What do you think your dragon smells like?
- Does your dragon make sounds with its mouth?
When it walks?
- What's its name?
- What's your dragon buddy's favorite thing to do?
- If your dragon were dragging his favorite thing, what would your dragon drag?
What will be different about having dragons at the party?
- If they're big, how will they get into the party? Will they crash into things? What noises will that make?
- What could happen with their tails?
- What could happen if they have wings?
- What could happen if you feed them something spicy?
- Depending on the type of party you choose, now's the time to create party decorations, costumes, or whatever you'd like to do.
Let's go shopping.
- Check the ingredient list for the Gentle Dragon Taco recipe.
- Then, head to your kitchen or classroom taco store.
- Choose what you'll need and try to avoid what you don't need.
- Shopping alternative: The "store" is simply a table with supplies that include the ingredients they need plus a few they don't need - like gummy bears, vinegar, cauliflower... and of course, jalapeños.
Let's make some tacos
- First, play the song. The lyrics have some of the recipe.
- Follow the recipe.
- Are the smells making you hungry? What are they?
- It would be fun to have the song continue in the background. You can sing along whenever you're doing things at the same time you're hearing it. Are you mooshing when you hear "moosh"?
Say ¡hola! to your guests, and then start the party. ¡Olé!
- How many dragons have come to your party?
- What music are you playing?
- What instruments do the dragons like (other than accordions)?
- Are they humming along with the music? Tapping their feet in time to the music? If not, could you show them?
- How do you dance with your dragon?
- Which version of charades will you play?
- Are you enjoying your tacos? Are the dragons enjoying your tacos?
Did you find the way to your dragon's heart?