We are continuing with our T is for Taco concept by celebrating Taco Tuesday! This activity requires your Lil’ to follow a recipe (i.e. follow directions), reinforces our T is for Taco concept, and is great pretend play.
Grab a FREE copy of the Taco Tuesday Template in the required materials section of this post.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow two-step directions

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10
  • Understand values of numbers 0-10


  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors


  • Engage in pretend play
  • Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them

Required Materials

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Taco Tuesday Template


Step #1
Print and cut out the Taco Tuesday template.
Step #2

Fold a yellow circle in half with the yellow color facing out. This will be your taco shell.

Step #3
Follow each taco recipe and add the corresponding ingredients to your taco.
Step #4

“Enjoy” your taco.

Step #5

Repeat this process for all 4 recipes.

Teacher Tip

There all only enough taco ingredients for one taco to be made at a time. This is to keep you from having to cut out a million shapes. However, you can print 4 copies of the ingredients (the shapes page) so that you can make all 4 tacos at once or you can use precut foam shapes if you have some on hand.


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