This is an activity to learn about Day of the Dead for Spanish class. It includes the following:
1. A Vocabulary Sheet for which they need to provide definitions for the following terms:
Dia de los muertos, el papel picado, la vela, la ofrenda, el pan de muerto, el copal, el milagro, la fotografia, el cementario, el cempazuchitl, la calavera, la calaca, and la lapida sepulcral.
2. A gravestone activity, for which the students will write the name of a person of their choice (perhaps a family member, celebrity, or fictional person). They will write five sentences in Spanish about that person and design their headstone.
3. A drawing of an ofrenda, for which the students will draw five things they would put on a traditional altar if they were celebrating day of the dead. You can direct them to the vocabulary list, or they can add their own objects if they like.
4. A coloring activity for which the students will follow a few simple directions in Spanish, and color the calavera according to the given directions. They can be as creative as they want, and most students have a lot of fun doing this.
This download includes 3 files: The gravestone and ofrenda doc (which is in landscape layout), the vocab list and coloring activity doc (in portrait layout), and a pdf of the entire printout for quick access as well as an example of completed student work for assignments #1-3.
This can be used for many grades and various levels of Spanish. It's a great go-to for learning about holidays and traditions, and also if you have some artistic kiddos that like to be creative in the classroom.