Mexican Food Fest (Recipes for Kids)

Mexican Food Fest (Recipes for Kids)

There are two videos to choose from to learn about Mexican food.

The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

You may see a number of other videos that are a deeper dive into things you might be interested in. Feel free to watch as many of those as you like. Then choose some activities and/or a project. 

High school students or any student who wants to dig deeper, continue your study with one of the advanced learning projects in the Projects section.

Take A Deeper Dive!

Mexican Snacks and Dessert

Main Dishes and Other Mexican Foods

Learn More About Mexican Food

Learn about African-Mexican cuisine


Create Your Own Recipe

Where do recipes come from? Someone creates a dish, gets it just right through trial and error, and then writes it down so others can make it too!

What recipe would you like to create? Maybe you learnt about Mexican ingredients in this lesson that inspired you to create something new. Or maybe you’ve had an idea for a recipe for a while and watching the videos is giving you confidence to give it a try.

Use these recipe cards from to write down your creation. Add your recipe card to your portfolio. If you decide to make the recipe, add a picture of the finished product to your portfolio too!

Make Mexican Food

You have learned about different types of Mexican food. Which looks the most delicious? Which do you think you could make at home? Pick one food from the block or research other Mexican foods online. You could try Dona Cholita Tortilleria , Mama’s Must Haves or Kids Cooking Activities

Make one recipe to share with your family and enjoy yourself. Add the pictures of your finished dish to your portfolio.

Photograph Your Food

Watch the videos for some quick tips about how to photograph food. If you are making a Mexican recipe, photograph that. If not, photograph any food in your house that you think would make a good subject for a photo. Add your photo to your portfolio.

Design A Menu

Watch the video for one idea about how to format your menu. Think about the times you have used a menu to choose what to eat. 

There are many types of menus. Some are large and have many pages, others are a single page. Some are elaborate and some are simple. Some are hand made and some are created digitally. Which type of menu do you like? What would you create for your food fest or restaurant?

Design your own using any medium you like. Add your menu or a picture of your menu to your portfolio.


Make A Cooking Video

Food is an important part of the culture in Mexico. Think about what foods are important to your family, culture, or community. What food would you like to share with others?

Make a video of yourself making that food. Be sure to list ingredients and give clear instructions for how to make it. Learn about how to make a great video with this guide from At the end of the guide, use the template to write your video script before you begin filming. Share the script and the link to your video in your portfolio.

Advanced Project

Plan Your Mexican Food Fest

Choose recipes from this block or search for your own. Make a plan for your Mexican food fest. Planning events takes more than one day. Make a plan for what you would do each day leading up to your food fest.

Would you cook some of the food ahead of time? Which day will you shop for ingredients? Have you made room in the refrigerator and pantry to store ingredients until you are ready to cook? Which recipes need to be made fresh on the day of the event?

Decide what you are cooking and organize ingredients and supplies using this planning template by Rose Townsend. 

Make a shopping list using this template from 

Put your food fest on this calendar from

Add your planner, shopping list, and calendar to your portfolio. If you decide to have the fest you planned, take pictures of the food you cook and add those to your portfolio too.


Read Aloud Book(s)