Hola, Amigos! We have something very delicious and fun ready for you in the dramatic play area. You might remember how much the preschoolers love the Pizza Parlor and the Pancake Cafe? Well, now it’s time to take a trip south of the border to visit our “Fiesta” Taco Stand Dramatic Play!
Bienvenidos!! 🙂 Welcome to our Dramatic Play center! Are you a customer or are you here to work? Maybe you would like to be the Host, the Chef, or the Manager? Pick up your name tag before entering.
The Taco Stand is now OPEN. Would you like to eat in or carry out?
Our hostess will show you to your table and let you look at a special picture menu!
Our Taco Stand offers 2 main types of food: tacos and burritos. Which would you like? Do you prefer beans, ground beef or chicken for your meat? We also offer a variety of toppings: lettuce, onions, cheese, and more!
Our waiters and waitresses will record your order on these picture forms that match the menus.
All of our taco “ingredients” are made from the highest quality Melissa & Doug ingredients! These felt tortillas have a handy velcro tab so that the chefs can assemble them easily. The flour tortillas can even be rolled to make a burrito.
The beans, beef, and chicken are all Grade A felt. 🙂
Our chefs have all of the toppings organized in the kitchen, with labels inside the baskets and also on the shelves. It helps them prepare your order quickly. (Ha! Ha!!)
Super-Gemma and I worked on constructing the Taco Stand one afternoon. We were almost done when she had a vision for a drink machine. I laughed. Because, really? A drink machine?! But she insisted that if Chipotle and Moe’s have one, then we need one too! After another hour with black cardstock, a shiny sharpie, 3 cups and some tissue paper, we had this amazing contraption. (You can read more about how we built it HERE.)
We hope you enjoyed your delicious taco, and will come back to visit us again very soon. 🙂
Bring your baby doll next time. You know that babies love tacos, too, right? (Although one of our sweet kiddos told me that this baby couldn’t eat the shell because “no teeth” so she just got a plate of guacamole, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes!!)
At the end of a busy preschool day, it is time for the Taco Stand to close.
You can read more about some of our favorite dramatic play resources here:
Have fun playing and learning with your children today!