Día de los muertos
A place for Spanish students to learn about the Day of the Dead.
Julián D Gaitán / (CC BY-SA 2.0) / Via Flickr: juliangaitan
Juega- he/she plays
Incredible Images from Day of the Dead
Explore Day of the Dead with National Geographic here.
Explore Day of the Dead with the Smithsonian Museum here.
Explore Day of the Dead with a teacher/student packet (and find some great coloring pages) at the button below.
MIra- He/she looks at
Día de muertos. Day of the Dead.
Global Wonders - El Día de los muertos
Escucha a Rosita y Conchita
Rosita y Conchita
Hasta Los Huesos- Preview first for age level, a bit scary for younger students.
Oaxaca- The Day of the Dead
Las Calaveras Chumbala Cachumbala
Cumbia de la Calavera
La Santa Cecilia- Calaverita
Flores. Make your own Day of the Dead flowers at home. Supplies needed: Tissue paper, scissors, pipe cleaner.
Sugar Powder: How to Mix Sugar Powder for sugar skulls at home. Supplies needed: sugar, water, merengue powder
Forming the sugar skulls. Supplies needed: Sugar skull mold (available on Amazon, at some Michael's or from Mexicansugarskull.com (the last is where I order from).
Aplicaciones recomendadas - Recommended applications
- Rosita y Conchita. Rated for ages 4 and up, this is a beautiful story about two sisters coming together on the Day of the Dead. In class we discuss all the symbolism in this story, and that Rosita is remembering her sister (not really meeting her).
- Oy México. Explore a Mexican town during Day of the Dead in this fun/free app.