Hooray, A Piñata

Our new words are piñata, donkey, greet, and gallop, from the book Hooray a Piñata. Ask your child what the story was about. Watch the video if you would like to hear the story.

Ask your child what each word means, and if they don’t know, explain the meaning to them or show them an example. Here are easy definitions to use.


A piñata is a colorful decorated container, often in the shape of a star, animal, or popular character, that is filled with candies, gifts, or other treats.


A donkey is an animal that looks like a small horse with long ears.

A teacher greeting a student

To greet is to say something friendly or polite to someone when you see them. Ask your child to greet a friend or neighbor in a friendly way. Or, show your child how you greet someone in a friendly way.

A horse galloping

To gallop is to ride a horse very fast. Ask your child to show you how a horse might gallop.

As you’re going through the week, try to talk about each word three times. Thank you!