My daughter was given a book called, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin as a gift from her Preschool last Christmas. We have read this book so many times and each time she laughs as done my 8 year old. The book is about hosting a taco party for dragons! The dragons love tacos but hate spicy salsa even more! So when it comes time for the taco party what could possibly go wrong??
I thought pairing the story with a taco craft would be fun. I literally got the supplies ready within minutes for this craft and most everything we used are common craft supplies which are:
Construction paper (red, green, orange and yellow)
Paper plate (optional)
I would have used paper plates for each of us but only had one on hand so I used that one to make my very own Mommy taco creation! Here's how to do it:
You can draw a circle onto the construction paper or trace a paper plate to make your circle. Cut out circle from the paper and fold almost totally in half but not quite - doing it this way will help see the taco toppings better! This will be your 'taco shell!' If using a paper plate instead mix together yellow and brown paint to make a lighter brown color, paint the plate, dry and fold paper plate almost in half just as you would with the paper.
This next part is great for working on scissor cutting/fine motor skills. Have your child cut strips of paper for the cheese and for the lettuce. I already had some shredded green paper from our letter matching activity so we used that. For the tomatoes they can do the same thing or they can try and cut circles for the tomatoes.
We all had fun creating tacos!!
8 year old's taco
4 year old's taco
p.s. these are veggie tacos only - had no brown paper for the meat!