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Dragon & Tacos Letter Recognition Activity

After reading the book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, your kids will have fun learning the ABC’s with this Dragon & Tacos Letter Recognition Activity.

As your preschoolers and kindergarteners “feed” the dragon its favorite thing to eat, they will practice identifying capital and lowercase letters.

Letter Activity

Book-inspired activities like this one are a great way to extend story time and use our favorite books to make learning fun!

Giving children hands-on experiences with books also encourages them to read more.

Alphabet Activity

What Is Letter Recognition?

Before kids can learn how to read, they have to learn pre-reading skills including letter recognition. They need to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters.

Children also need to be able to distinguish between the letters too. Hands-on activities like this one are an engaging way for them to learn and practice their letter recognition. 

Getting Ready To Use The Dragon & Tacos Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Dragon to Feed
  • 26 Tacos with Capital Letters
  • 26 Tacos with Lowercase Letters

What Else Is Needed:

  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To prepare this letter activity ready for your preschoolers to use, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Then, download and print the dragon and tacos on white card stock.

Next, laminate the dragon and tacos so your kids can reuse this activity. Then, cut the pieces apart.

Dragons Love Tacos Activity

Finally, tape or glue the dragon on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth. 

You may also want to sort the capital and lowercase letter tacos into two different groups, so your kids can work on one set at a time. 

How To Use The Dragon & Tacos Letter Recognition Activity:

For this alphabet activity, your preschoolers will select a taco and say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the dragon.

Learning the ABC's

If your pre-readers are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few capital or lowercase letters. Once their letter knowledge, you can add more. 

Book-Inspired Activity

If your kids already know the names of the letters, they can practice saying the sounds that each letter makes as they feed the hungry dragon

Letter Recognition Activity

This book-inspired Dragon & Tacos Letter Recognition Activity is fun, hands-on way for your pre-readers to work on learning the ABC’s! 

More Letter Recognition Activities:

If you are looking for more “Feed the Character” activities, try these engaging and entertaining resources:

Dinosaur Letter Recognition Activity

Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity

Moose & Muffin Letter Recognition Activity

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This bundle of interactive letter activities will engage and entertain your preschoolers as they are learning the ABC’s!

Click on the link or picture to learn more about all the different resources included in this bundle!

Download the Dragon & Tacos Letter Activity:

To download and print this book-themed alphabet activity for your kids, fill out the form below. 



Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Thank you for the taco dragon idea


Friday 31st of March 2023

Love this! Thank you!


Friday 17th of February 2023

Thank you

Diana Taylor

Sunday 25th of September 2022

Where Do I find the download?

ABC's of Literacy

Sunday 25th of September 2022

Hi! Click on the button above where it says "Download the..." to get the printables for this activity. Hope that helps!


Tuesday 19th of October 2021

I just wanted to say thank you for this activity! I wish I could include a picture of my girls using it! All three of my homeschooling kiddos (aged 2-7) love this! And so does Mama! :)

ABC's of Literacy

Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Thank you so much for your comment. As a homeschooling mom, I love to hear this. Glad your girls enjoyed it!

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