As you may know, Day of the Dead- Día de los Muertos– is a holiday celebrated in Mexico, some other countries in Latin America, a few countries in Europe, and the Philippines. The Day of the Dead remembers people who have died, as families and friends create altars and offerings in their homes on a table or shelves to pay tribute to their loved ones who have passed on. In Mexico, skeletons are decorated, dressed-up, and given personalities and activities. Learning about Day of the Dead is an opportunity to learn about a bit of Mexican culture with your students or kids. Using these Day of the Dead decorations and resources will help you set up your class or home for the celebration.
Day of the Dead Resources
- Day of the Dead Cultural Minibook (Spanish!)
- Day of the Dead Activity Packet (English)
- Why so many Skeletons and Skulls?
- What are the Altars and Offerings?
- What are the main components of Day of the Dead? + AMAZING slideshow!
- Day of the Dead Book List for Kids
Day of the Dead Decorations
- Print-Making Fancy Skulls
- Day of the Dead Skull Coloring Sheet
- Day of the Dead Skeleton Craft
- Day of the Dead Banners and Decorations in English and Spanish