What Can You Do with a Paleta?


What can you do with a paleta?

What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla, illustrated by Magaly Morales, Tricycle Press.  Carmen Tafolla understands  the sensual power food has on memory. The smells in the air, the heat of the sun, the crisp relief an iced cold Paleta brings on a hot summer day in the colorful barrio slurps off the pages of this colorful, and evocative story. Paletas used for tickery, paletas used for bargaining, paletas used for neighborhood diplomacy, paletas used cosmetically and, most importantly paletas used for refreshment. Ah! Yum!! You will find yourself reaching for something cool and refreshing after you learn ALL the things you can do with a paleta!

Activity: How do paletas get their different colors? Make some! Depending on the fruit juices and the colors of your paletas, get  crayons to match. Design invitations to a paleta party, and see how many different things you can do with a paleta.

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