Day of the Dead Educational Activity Guide

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Looking for ideas to help celebrate The Day of the Dead? A 20-page packet includes a history of El Dia de los Muertos, notes on the many worldwide celebrations honoring the dead, and seven activities. A great way to bring this colorful celebration into the classroom.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Post the pictures of family celebrations, crossword puzzles, Calavera poems, paper Picados, and masks on a Day of the Dead themed wall
  • Display the Ofrendas, paper-mache skulls, and sugar skulls on a table under the themed wall
  • Search through the packet for activities appropriate for your classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • The holiday is traditionally celebrated on November 1st and 2nd
  • Requires extra prep time to gather needed materials
Pros
  • Each of the activities comes with pictures, templates, and detailed directions
Cons
  • None