Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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El Día de los Muertos is a sacred day of remembrance for Mexican and Mexican-American family members. Introduce beginning Spanish speakers to the sights, sounds, and symbols of el Día de los Muertos with an engaging song and coloring sheet.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a showing of Disney/Pixar's Coco (2017) 
  • Have class members of Mexican heritage share their family traditions with their peers
Classroom Considerations

  • Song indicates that the holiday is observed during the first two days of November; clarify that El Día de los Inocentes is celebrated November 1, while El Día de los Muertos is celebrated November 2
  • Download the worksheet for the best quality version
Pros

  • Song is both informative and catchy
  • Worksheet includes important facts about the day's traditions
Cons

  • None