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  1. Latin American Food
  2. European Languages
  3. Australian & Pacific Island Music
  4. African Wildlife & History
  5. Asian Art

Latin American Food

You may not realize it, but most of us have had Latin American food at one time or another. It’s flavorful, sometimes spicy, and oh so delicious!
Latin America is comprised of countries and territories in Central and South America, as well as Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. Latin American cuisine is any food, beverage, or style of cooking typically found in countries and territories in Latin America. Since Latin America is made up of many different types of nations and cultures, foods can be very different. A few foods that are similar from nation to nation are tacos, tamales, salsa, and tortillas.

Culturally, sharing a meal is an important aspect of family and neighborhood traditions in Latin American communities.

Preschool activities:

Snacks are a big deal at Brazilian carnivals! Make a decorative paper cone to hold your favorite snacks in.

Banana leaves are used for many things in Central America because they are large, flexible, and waterproof. Develop fine motor skills as you make your own banana leaf placemat for your table.

Elementary activities:

Grab a parent and make a Venezuelan dessert shake with staples you can find in your pantry.

Learn about where your food comes from with this Food Mapping activity.

Middle School activities: 

Learn about Peru, Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Spain as you make this three course meal (with a beverage) for your family. Ask your parent to be your sous chef.

Make Pan de Muertos (Day of the Dead bread), learn the history behind this tradition, and how it’s celebrated differently in Mexico, Guatemala and Bolivia on the first day of November.

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In order to be ready for the school year, children need to keep learning during the summer. Students who don’t practice what they’ve learned can actually forget their learning from the previous school year. The Summer Learning Program can help kids practice their school skills through activities like reading for fun, cooking and measuring, planning family trips and exploring the outdoors.