By Ana-Elba Pavon
Latin American celebrations--rich in cultural importance and Latin history--present possibilities in the course of the calendar 12 months to arrive out to all populations with attractive courses and actions. The easy-to-organize initiatives during this ebook are geared up round vital Latino vacation trips and are encouraged through artesenfas (Latino folks artwork) traditions which have been handed down from iteration to new release. And, simply because each one undertaking is tied to literature, childrens get the studying computer virus early! With greater than seventy five targeted illustrations and step by step directions for making mask, cornhusk dolls, beads, paper flora, pinatas, and Incan headdresses, the artistic actions during this booklet do not require dear or unique fabrics. additionally incorporated are effortless recipes for such delectables as tamales and gorditas. each one bankruptcy comprises an task for preschoolers, after-schoolers (over 6 years old), and households (all ages). similar assets assist you to show each one craft venture right into a complete application by means of incorporating songs, poems, and books.
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Paulsen, Gary. The Tortilla Factory. Instructions 1. Prepare masa harina by following the instructions on the package or buy prepared masa (dough) from a Mexican store. The masa will be used to make the gorditas. 2. Prepare the ingredients that will be used to fill the gorditas in advance—cooked refried beans, grated cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. 3. Make sure the participating family members wash their hands. 4. Give each participant a small portion (approximately golf-ball size) of the masa.
Have more papel picado available so that the children can experiment making random folds and cuts. PROGRAM AND DISPLAY IDEAS Depending on your situation and resources, consider having each participant make paper banners for themselves and for your use. It is possible to hang multiple paper banners on strings (see below), or hang them individually with tape or pushpins. Hang them at the library’s entrances, near the Spanish collection, and on windows and doorways. If you have lots of them, strings of multiple paper banners can be hung from the ceiling in rows or in other eye-catching ways.
Magda’s Tortillas/Las Tortillas de Magda. ½ cup of grated cheese Johnston, Tony. ” In My Mexico/México Mío. ¼ head of lettuce sliced into thin pieces Kimmel, Eric A. The Runaway Tortilla. 3 medium-sized tomatoes cut into small pieces Lomas Garza, Carmen. ” In Magic Windows/ Ventanas Mágicas. salsa (see chapter 7, “Everyday Crafts,” for the recipe) electric grill for cooking the gorditas Lomas Garza, Carmen. ” In Magic Windows/Ventanas Mágicas. Paulsen, Gary. The Tortilla Factory. Instructions 1.