La Posada started this week. This is a Mexican holiday that started December 16th and is centered around the Nativity. I thought it would be a great way to throw in some holiday Spanish learning!
Originally I wanted a whole day of Spanish games and activities, followed by making a homemade pinata and a big Mexican dinner where it would be mandatory to speak only in Spanish. My plans didn't go quite as I expected (you know, with all that holiday hustle and bustle) but we did manage to do the following:
- Homemade Mexican dinner- it was delish! My husband made his first ever guacamole (which my daughter calls "bwack-a-woli" and was brave enough to try ONCE) I have the plainest of appetites and therefore was thrilled to see my daughter chowing away on chips with salsa and sour cream with her taco salad.
- After dinner, we got a surprise visit from Santa. He doorbell ditched us and just happened to leave a very cute little bilingual book Un gato y un perro (A Cat and a Dog). I swear my daughter thinks Santa only gives books! Anyway, Santa just happened to let me know that this was another great deal found in the scholastic book orders. Smart shopper!
- After reading the book, my daughter wanted to role play it. She was the gato and I was the perro, and we played out all the scenes. Including the part at the end when we became best amigos. :)
and Feliz Navidad (from our casa to your casa)