For Teachers

The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fujitivo

K – 2 Learning Activities developed by author / educator, James Luna

Floating on Mama's Song / Flotando en la Cancion de Mamá

KIDS' CRAFTS:

Make popsicle-stick animal puppets of the neighbors’ cow, goat and pig.

neighbors animals floating

Make paper mache maracas! Maracas are an integral part of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica and Brazil.

 

DRAWING/COLORING PAGE:

Draw a picture of what happens to you and your family when you listen to Mama sing. Include your family pet!

English version
Spanish version
coloring page thumbnail

 

LESSON IDEA:
Favorite Food! - Make connections between your favorite dish and your own family and culture
food cooking

 

RECIPES:
Cuban Black Beans - EasyFunSchool
Frijoles Negros - ComidaCuba.com
Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate

 

LEARNING ABOUT MUSIC:
Opera for Children! - Fantastic site with a lot of useful information on opera for kids!