Dragons Love Tacos Activities

Unleash dragon-sized fun in your classroom with our Dragons Love Tacos activities! They’ll transform your read-aloud into an interactive learning fiesta that budding bookworms will taco ‘bout for days! 

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78 pages

Grades PreK-5


Create a sizzlingly interactive read-aloud experience with our Dragons Love Tacos activities! This isn’t just another page in the book—it’s a whole chapter of fun designed to make your reading of Dragons Love Tacos the salsa to your educational chips!

These activities are taco-bout a variety of academic fun! They’ll develop literacy skills through illustrating tacos, sorting parts of speech, alphabetizing taco toppings, and creating the ultimate taco recipe! Set math skills on fire through counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and incorporate it all into some party planning budgets!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • illustrate images.
  • write about tacos.
  • sort nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
  • alphabetize taco toppings.
  • compare and contrast meals.
  • write a taco recipe.
  • determine story elements.
  • answer comprehension questions.
  • apply writing skills with writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension through discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills through whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills by coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing.
  • count within 10.
  • add and subtract within 5, 10, 20, and 100.
  • add and subtract with and without regrouping.
  • multiply single and double digit numbers.
  • budget a themed party
  • play dragon charades.
  • participate in a taco-themed brain break.

Add a dash of whimsy to your Dragons Love Tacos read-aloud and let the edu-tainment begin!  These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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💙 After you’ve got Dragons Love Tacos activities in your download den, spice up your read-aloud by pairing the book with the sizzlin’ soundscape in your Novel Effect app!

About the Book and Soundscape

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa, you're in red-hot trouble. Ready for an immersive experience that makes you feel like you’re at a dragon taco party? Heat up your read-aloud with the fiery soundscape. It fills the air with festive music, kids talking, and dragons announcing their intense affection for tacos and loathing for salsa! Buy the book.

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