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This week's book is Icy Watermelon/Sandía Fría by Mary Sue Galindo, illustrations by Pauline Rodriquez Howard. Join us for a virtual discussion about this book on Tues., Oct. 12 from 10 – 10:30 a.m.

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Reading Corner

  • Barrio: neighborhood in Spanish
  • ​Abuelo/Abuela: grandfather/grandmother in Spanish
  • Sandía Fría: icy watermelon in Spanish
  • Harvest: to collect what has been planted and grown in the ground
  • Juicy: full of juice/liquid

  1. Do you like watermelon? Why or why not?
  2. What makes something icy? When do you eat something icy? How does it make you feel?
  3. What food reminds you of home?

Eat the Rainbow Matching Game

Download an Eat the Rainbow/Come Un Acroiris matching game worksheet to practice your Spanish and fruit identification skills.

 

Download the matching game worksheet


Make Your Own Watermelon (Sandía) Agua Fresca

Agua fresca is a hydrating and delicious fruit drink popular throughout Mexico. Try out this watermelon flavored Agua Fresca recipe below!

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups seedless watermlon pieces
  • ⅛ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch of sea salt (optional for extra flavor)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Slice watermelon and remove rinds. Place in the blender then pour in the lime juice, add the sugar and blend until the watermelon is broken down. Add the pinch of salt, if using, and blend until combined.
  2. Pour into a large pitcher with ice cubes. Pour in the water and stir. Taste and if necessary adjust either the sugar or water. Serve in glass with plenty of ice cubes and enjoy!

Tip: Some people like to strain the mix into hte pitcher, feel free to do so if desired!

Recipe Inspiration: Nancy Lopez-McHugh & MexicanMadeMeatless.com

Enjoyed today's story? Check out some of the books below for similar tales.

  • Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra
  • Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast by Anne Broyles, illustrated by KE Lewis
  • Growing Up With Tamales / Los tamales de Ana by Gwendoyn Zepeda, illustrations by April Ward

These books can be found at your local library. Visit the link below to learn more about how to check them out. 

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