This is a reading activity for Spanish class about Carnaval, or Latin American Carnival during the time of our "Mardi Gras." It is also a good emergency substitute activity to keep handy in your emergency substitute folder. It includes three articles related to New Year's in Spain and Latin American countries. Comprehension questions follow each article. Also included is a crossword puzzle featuring some of the terms from the articles.
The articles are in English, so this can easily be used at any level and you can confidently leave it with a sub. A key is included.
Countries featured are Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Spain.
Also check out my Carnaval wordsearch that features over 40 words related to the Latin American carnivals:
This would also be an awesome time to play La Vida es un Carnaval for your students! Check out my packet here:
Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnaval Reading & Listening Activities