September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. It’s the perfect time to begin to inject some lessons on Hispanic culture and history into our class and homes! Whether you are looking for art, food, history, people, culture, traditions, or language: we’ve got you covered! Here are over 35 different ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with kids!
Activities about Art & Popular Culture
Learn about Hispanic Folkart and Artesanías with Craft Projects
Learn about Latin American Countries
Mexico Minibook and Country Profile with Activities for kids
Learn about Mexico culture in this Mexico Minibook that is authentic and culturally accurate!
See Mexico Minibook: A Country Study in English
Check out the Mexico Minibook: A Country Study in Spanish
Don’t miss the Mexico profile we put together, packed with facts and lessons about the beautiful country of Mexico.
Make a 3D Salt Map of a Latin American Country
Kids learn about the geography of a specific country as they create a 3D map with salt dough. This is an easy product with cheap supplies, but lots of tactile fun!
Learn about Ecuador
This excellent profile of Ecuador teaches kids about the fascinating country at the equator. Learn facts about geography, the Amazon rainforest, discover the tortoises of the Galápagos, and make a traditional craft.
Learn about Chile
Long and skinny Chile is the backbone of South America. This profile is packed with information about Chile, including Nobel-Winning Chilean poets, information on the beloved llamas, a snack and more!
Delve into Latin American History
The Story of the Mexican Flag
Teach your students the story and significance behind the Mexican flag in this lesson in Hispanic culture. Coloring sheet to make your own Mexican flag, reading with comprehension questions (English and Spanish), and videos!
The Story of the Mexican Flag in English
The Story of the Mexican Flag in Spanish
Machu Picchu Lesson: Teach about the Incas in Peru
Teach your students about Machu Picchu and the Incas in Peru with this outstanding lesson: an informational reading with historical information about Machu Picchu, comprehension questions, a crossword puzzle of related terms, a detailed Machu Picchu Coloring Sheet, a slide show of photographs of Machu Picchu, and an original poster.
Go to our Machu Picchu Activity Packet in English
See our Machu Picchu Activity Packet in Spanish
Discover Famous Latinos
This amazing Frida Kahlo lesson includes an authentic biography plus comprehension questions, a unique guided self-portrait lesson, and a beautiful coloring sheet of one of her most famous paintings. The self-portrait activity leads the students through all of the symbolism in Frida’s paintings, discussing emotions, settings, and why she has chosen certain objects. See our Story of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo
Make and Taste Latin American Food
I absolutely LOVE using food as part of my lessons- both in Spanish classes, and in ESL! These recipes are all *easy* for kids to help make, but also really tasty. Nothing is too spicy, and the ingredients are familiar enough that most kids will like the choices.
Favorite Latin American Drinks
Learn about chocolate with this complete lesson plan: from the history and origins in Latin American pre-Columbian cultures, process of growing cacao trees, drying and roasting the beans, mixing it with sugar and ending in the chocolate we know today. This includes a power point of different photos (with teacher script), differentiated readings (3 levels!), comprehension questions, geography mapping activity, reading charts, and much more!
Check out the Story of Chocolate Unit in English
Authentic Latin American Food that Kids Love
Dance and Sing to Latin American Music
Speak Spanish (or at least learn new vocabulary!)
We are so excited for our sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway! Through the month (September 15 – October 15), you’ll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!
Spanish Mama: Nazca Lines – Exploratory Art Project
Spanish Mama: Folk Songs in Spanish
Kid World Citizen
Tiny Tapping Toes