Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dia de Los Muertos

We have a lot of fun activities planned to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
  • Introduce the word TRADITION and define as a group
  • Discuss tradition of Halloween in United States and Dia de los Muertos in Mexico
  • Pass out mini booklet about Dia de los Muertos and read together
  • Compare and Contrast Halloween and Dia de los Muertos 
  • Help students locate United States and Mexico on map discuss similarities of cultures (Love of family, value of relationship with and memory of people we love, enjoy family celebration with food and loved ones)
  • Invite students to enjoy traditional Mexican Horchata and Pan de Muerto
  • Decorate skeleton cookies at station 
  • Paint skulls and add glitter and flowers
  • Watched videos about Dia de los Muertos on Encarta Kids

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