Virtual Storytime: Too Many Tamales

Online Program

December 3, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am

Gather the family in the comfort of your home to enjoy virtual storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Event Details

Listen in for a reading of Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and create Corn Husk Treat Wrappers inspired by the mouth-watering tale.

Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . .

This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate and funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.

Activity materials:

  • Corn husks or brown paper bag cut into 6-8 inch strips
  • Ribbon, craft string, or pipe cleaners
  • Paper for writing a short note
  • Small candy, baked goodies, or small toys
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Program is FREE to the public.

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Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.