Updated: Dec 8, 2020
2 Hours of wondeful Mexican cuisine themed activities with lots of learning objectives
Hola! Como estas? We're so happy to share our latest preschool Piqolo Pack. In this edition, we bring to you delightful activities based on a colourful, rich (and spicy!) cuisine... Mexican! With this pack we hope you will be able to bring a little Mexican culture into your home and help your little ones appreciate the diversity in its food culture and traditions.
Use this opportunity to also show them more about the importance of a balance diet and good nutrition practices through the use of fresh ingredients in your own cooking.
This pack comes in both printable and interactive digital versions. Some parental guidance would make the activities more meaningful for the child. The digital version can be used as a self-checking tool for some of the activities. This provides more autonomy for the child during his/her learning journey.
Also, did we mention? It's FREE!
4 to 6 years old
English Letters and Words Practiced - ‘B’, ‘b’, ‘d’, ‘p’, ‘q’, ‘red’, ‘very’, ‘pan’, ‘can’, ‘mug’, ‘jug’
Math Practised - Addition up to 15, Subtraction from 6, Division of 2 and 3
Estimated activity time
1 to 2.5 hours depending on child’s age and interest level. An average of 15 minutes per activity depending on activity type and child’s age
Interactive Digital PDF for iPad/Apple Pencil
The interactive version can be used directly on the iPad and is clickable allowing users to reveal the correct answers (self-checking mechanism). It is fully coloured while the printable version is mostly in black and white to make it printer friendly.
The interactive version can be used via the Apple Books app on the following devices:
iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad (6th generation)
1 instruction manual
13 activity sheets
12 piece cutouts (printable version only)
20 printable full coloured cue cards
1 recipe with shopping list
10 fun facts about Mexican food and culture
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En La Cocina: Language - Learn four different CVC words by choosing the right beginning, middle and ending letters.
Pick ‘N’ Picante: Cognition - Fun game involving different types of chili peppers to improve memory and help with matching.
Oh My It’s Hot S.O.S!: Math - Get the right level of spiciness and learn addition concepts and counting on from a number using a number line.
What’s In The Dip: Math - Read the recipe and subtract the number of ingredients needed for the making the dip.
Mix & Match the Chips: Language - Differentiate between the letters b,d,p,q and colour the same-lettered-nachos with the same color.
I’m A Wrap Artist: Cognition - Learn logical thinking and sequencing by numbering the steps to make tacos.
Show Me the Cocoa!: Math - Match the mugs that have the same level of cocoa.
You Had Me At Tamales: Math - Learn division by sharing tamales with either 2 or 3 friends.
Fire In My Belly : Language - Read and learn sight words with the sight word pyramid and practice by finding the chilis with the words.
Let’s Taco About It: Cognition - Recognise patterns and choose the correct Mexican ingredients to complete the patterns.
Hello Mr Burrito: Language - Practice recognising the letter ‘b’ and connect the burrito to the hot sauce.
Mexican Candy Crush: Creativity - Let your child express his/her creativity by designing their own pinata.
Lil Cooking Class: Practical Life Skills - Mamita’s Sopa Azteca is yum and fun. Make it with your child to help them appreciate Mexican cuisine. There is an ingredient list attached to the recipe which serves as a handy checklist when going grocery shopping. The symbols will make searching for the ingredient easier for the child.
Viva Mexico: Self-mastery - This weekly journal teaches your child autonomy and responsibility over their own learning journey. Everyday, they can write down (with help for younger kids) what they have learnt over the week and colour/collect the badges to symbolise the end of the learning day.