Tito Puente: Mambo King by #OwnVoices Monica Brown (Pura Belpre Honor Book)
What Can You Do With A Paleta by #OwnVoices Carmen Tafolla
What Can You Do With a Rebozo by #OwnVoices Carmen Tafolla
I found a popsicle flannel set here, template and all. I’ll use it as a matching game to go with What Can You Do With A Paleta by #OwnVoices Carmen Tafolla. I’ll change out the colors of the tongue and ask the kids which popsicle he must have eaten.
“Chupacabra, Chupacabra, munch, munch, munch, how about a (red triangle) for your lunch?
A variation of the shape monster flannel board where each child pulls a shape out of a bag and tells the color and shape while we recite the rhyme.
Pretend the scarves are tortillas by slapping them back and forth in your hands. Tell the kids we are going to make some for mom and dad then say this little rhyme.
Tortillitas para mamá
Tortillitas para papá
Las calientitas para mamá
Las doraditas para papá
Credit: The Latinx Librarian
We enjoy Los Manos throughout the year, even when it’s not Hispanic Heritage Month, so I pulled it out again for this story time.
Saco una manito. La hago bailar, / I take out one hand. I make it dance. (Do a parade wave)
La cierro, la abro y la vuelvo a guardar. / I close it, I open it, and I put it away again. (close and open hand and put it in your lap)
Saco la otra manito. La hago bailar, / I take out the other hand. I make it dance. (Do a parade wave with the 2nd hand)
La cierro, la abro y la vuelvo a guardar. / I close it, I open it, and I put it away again. (close and open 2nd hand and put it in your lap)
Saco las dos manitos. Las hago bailar, / I take out two hands. I make them dance. (Both hands parade wave)
Las cierro, las abro y las vuelvo a guardar. / I close them, I open them, and I put them away again. (Both hands close, open, put in lap)
“Each player holds the edge of the parachute at a certain color. The parachute is pulled taut outwards. When the teacher called out the word ‘arriba’ (hands up) the parachute was lifted up and vice versa for ‘abajo.’ (hands down) Sometimes when the parachute was lifted up the teacher would call out a color like ‘azul.’ All players who are holding the parachute on an ‘azul’ edge change places under the parachute. Several colors can also be called out at once.”
Credit: Spanish Simply
You can also use these words:
marcha (march)¬ and have them stop by saying para (stop). Do the same with the other actions: salta (jump),
Credit: Fun For Spanish Teachers