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What is it about dragons that leaves little ones filled with wonder and delight? Their lizard-like appearance? Or, their fiery tempers? Their love of a good . . . taco bar?
About Dragons Love Tacos
This clever story is about a little boy on his quest to plan the perfect party for his new dragon friend. It teaches us so many important lessons:
LESSON #1: If you want to make friends with dragons, tacos are key. Clearly.
LESSON #2: Dragons hate spicy salsa.
LESSON #3: ALWAYS read the fine print…especially when it comes to salsa.
While this entertaining story has been in print for some time now, it recently increased in popularity again due to a traveling theatre group performing “Dragons Love Tacos and other stories.”
After seeing the show and reading the book, everything revolved around dragons in our house for a few weeks.
Since we always love a good theme here, we chose to have one awesome Dragons Love Tacos night in our house with stories, a dragon craft, and of course…a taco bar!
HOW TO THROW A TOTALLY AWESOME DRAGONS LOVE TACOS PARTY
Fire-Breathing Dragon Craft
• Paper cup or toilet paper roll
• Red, orange, and yellow streamers or tissue paper
• Green or red construction paper
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• Cotton pompoms
• Googly eyes
• Glue or tape
• Hot glue gun
If using a paper cup:
Cut a hole in the bottom of your paper cup. This will be how you succeed in making your dragon blow fire later!
If using a toilet paper roll:
No need to cut a second hole but wrap your toilet paper roll in green and/or red paper to give it a dragon-like exterior.
• Cut your streamers to your desired length, alternating colors, to give the appearance of fire. The longer the streamers, the harder your little one will have to work to get them moving. We opted for about 6-8 inches. If you do not have streamers, colored tissue paper also works nicely.
• Attach your streamers or tissue paper to the inside lip of your cup or paper roll, using glue or tape.
• Using the hot glue gun, attach the pompoms to the roll to act as eyes. We also chose smaller ones to look like nostrils. You can then hot glue the googly eyes onto the larger pompoms for an extra fun effect! We tried using regular glue, but it does not adhere to the cotton material very well.
*Crafting tip: try personalizing your dragon by drawing scales or attached foam or paper embellishments like spikes.
• Once assembled and the glue is dry, take a big puff through the opposite end of the cup or tube and watch your dragon breathe fire with this awesome dragon craft!
DIY Taco Bar
After all our crafting we had a delicious dragon-approved dinner – TACOS!
Our family-friendly taco bar included:
• Soft and hard tortilla shells
• Spicy ground beef
• Shredded, seasoned chicken breast
• Chopped tomatoes
• Shredded lettuce
• Colby Jack cheese
• Black beans
• Salsa (mild, of course!)
• Sliced avocados
We finished the night by listening to Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel on audiobook and even planted a taco to grow a taco tree…because heck, everyone loves tacos.
Samantha Lee is a homeschooling mom and blogger in the Pittsburgh area. As a wife, homeschooling parent, and freelancer, she aspires to grow academically, faithfully, and wholly everyday. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.