Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Activities
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Day of the Dead is a packet of activities to learn about and celebrate the holiday from Mexico. Students learn about traditions, Spanish words, symbols, and decorate a paper sugar skull. You’ll find posters, booklets, graphic organizers, and printables. It makes a great addition to a social studies unit of study in October and November. Your first or second grade students can use them at a thematic center or for individual, partner, or small group assignments.

• Day of the Dead KWL Chart - write what they know, want to learn, and have learned as students learn about the Day of the Dead holiday.

• Write a List! – draw pictures and write a list of Day of the Dead writing ideas.

• It’s Day of the Dead! Main Idea/Details – complete a graphic organizer by writing a main idea about Day of the Dead and details to support it.

• Day of the Dead Information Poster – poster with information about the Day of the Dead holiday (includes color and black and white versions).

• Learning About Day of the Dead – write, illustrate, and share information about the Day of the Dead holiday.

• Day of the Dead Web – complete a web graphic organizer with sentences and pictures that describe the main idea: “Day of the Dead is a holiday to remember and celebrate ancestors who have died.”

• Remembering My Loved Ones Letter – write a letter to a loved one who has died and memories you have of that person.

• Day of the Dead Word Bank - create a word bank by writing words under the categories that are associated with the Day of the Dead holiday.

• Celebrating Day of the Dead – draw and write about how Day of the Dead is celebrated or how you celebrate Day of the Dead (includes a word bank).

• Day of the Dead Booklet – read, write, and color a booklet with information about Day of the Dead.

• Day of the Dead Posters – Day of the Dead picture word posters in color.

• How many words can you make from the letters in Day of the Dead? – cut the “Day of the Dead” letters out and use them to make words. Write sentences for 6 of the words.

• Day of the Dead Traditions – writeabout some of the traditions of the Day of the Dead holiday.

• Compare and Contrast Day of the Dead and Halloween – complete the Venn diagram by drawing and writing what is the same and different about the Day of the Dead and Halloween holidays.

• Day of the Dead Sugar Skull – decorate the sugar skull. Describe your sugar skull.

• Day of the Dead Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives – write a list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives that describe the Day of the Dead holiday.

• A Day of the Dead {acrostic} Poem - write phrases that describe Day of the Dead and beginwith each of the letters in “Day of the Dead.”

• Read a Day of the Dead book. – write and illustrate a summary of a Day of the Dead book. Evaluate the book.

• Interesting Day of the Dead Facts – write and illustrate five interesting facts about Day of the Dead.

• A Sugar Skull – Color, cut, and glue (onto page 42) any shapesyou want to use to decorate a sugar skull . Write about and describe the sugar skull and how it’s used as a tradition of Day of the Dead.

• Day of the Dead Booklet – complete a “Day of the Dead” booklet with the following pages: About Day of the Dead, Vocabulary, Symbols, and What I Know.

• Day of the Dead Lists– write and illustrate lists of Day of the Dead traditions and decorations.

• Day of the Dead Symbols – write about Day of the Dead symbols.

• Day of the Dead – La Catrina - draw La Catrina and write why she is a symbol for Day of the Dead.

• Day of the Dead Altar - draw a picture of the offerings you would add to a Day of the Dead altar. Write about the offerings.

• Day of the Dead Word Search – highlight the given Day of the Dead words in the grid.

• Drawing About Day of the Dead – read and draw about the Day of the Dead holiday.

• I can write Day of the Dead words in Spanish. – write the words in Spanish for the given Day of the Dead vocabulary words (includes matching word cards in English and Spanish for reference).

• Day of the Dead Poster– draw and write to make a Day of the Dead poster.

• Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls - color or paint the Day of the Dead sugar skulls in bright colors.

• Day of the Dead Writing Paper – Day of the Dead themed writing paper for open-ended writing activities.

Graphics &/or fonts copyright Dianne J. Hook. www.djinkers.com. License #: 12169230375.

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