My boys get a kick out of the book Dragons Love Tacos. They think it’s hysterical and probably now eat more tacos because of it. #momwin. So when I thought about extending the story after reading it with my preschoolers, a Dragons Love Tacos Activity with Jello felt right. Let’s call this a super spicy salsa Jello wash. Can you say that three times fast? It is a Jello sensory activity with a messy sensory play twist.
Now, how about Dragons Love Tacos? I mean, how many times can you read a book before it becomes an obsessive habit?
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A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells.
A book box can help build comprehension with our preschoolers. As we read, we can retell familiar story including key details, ask and answer questions, and identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Using props to retell a familiar story is a lot of fun! In fact, here is a list of book activities we enjoy playing at home.
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- Dragons Love Tacos book.
- Play food
- Scrub brush
- Two bins – water and Jello
ALLERGY INFORMATION: My preschooler has a peanut allergy, and I could not confirm that Kraft Jell-o is made in a peanut-free facility. He did not eat the Jell-o.
I prepped this Dragons Love Tacos activity in advance.
Make the Jell-o according to directions. I used three boxes.
Stir in the veggies and shredded green paper (spicy salsa)
Put into the refrigerator until playtime!
PRO TIP: Use a storage bin for your refrigerator. This way, it will easily fit when making the jello, and you then have a great container for future use.
Read the book, and take the story to retell outdoors with a fun sensory activity! Then, peek around our favorite Kindergarten books for even more great reads.