Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Game
: Would you like to get your elementary-aged students excited about Day of the Dead? Looking for a way to study Mexican culture and the Arts? Want to fill up your sub folder with easy "one day, fun day" activities that require minimal set-up and ease of use? This activity is great for Spanish, Art, and Social Studies teachers wanting to implement an easy-to-create art project using only markers, paper, and water!
Day of the Dead Game is a three-page PDF document. The first page is the dice game, the second page shows several step-by-step pictures and gives the directions for the game, and the last page is a tracer if you'd prefer your students to have skulls of a uniform size. Simply print out the second and third pages back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own Dia de los Muertos skull.
You will design a Dia de los Muertos skull by rolling the die and collecting the different parts required to create it. First, either draw your own skull or trace the skull tracer onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper. Next, roll the die to select the eye shape from the first column. Roll the die again to choose a nose and once more to pick a mouth shape. Then, roll two more times to decide which two decorations you’ll be drawing from the fourth column. Lastly, roll twice more times to pick two more decorations from the fifth column. Design your skull using symmetry, placing some design elements on opposites sides of the face. Using washable markers, outline everything. Dip a small brush in water and carefully smudge it in the marker lines to paint in the shapes. Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design. When dry, cut it out. If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out frompage 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Once dry, outline all the designs, thin lines, and details using permanent black marker. Cut out your skull.
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