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In October, Americans celebrate Halloween, with spooky skeletons and skulls. Additionally, Mexicans celebrate at the same time but with happy skeletons and skulls! This celebration is called the Dia los de Muerto, or Day of the Dead. It is a holiday meant to celebrate the lives of lost ones and keep them in our memories. Even though they use the same types of decorations, the Day of the Dead is a happy and joyful time for Mexicans all over.
If you celebrate this holiday with your class or want to introduce it to them, then this unit is for sure for you! Included you will receive a BUNDLE of activities, both centers and informational text activities, that will leave your students with new knowledge of the holiday. The centers are colorful, just like the holiday. Real photos are used throughout to engage your students fully. There is an Informational Text included; a big book entitled, Day of the Dead, that will bring this holiday to life with its photos and interactive pages. A easy reader is also included for the kids to read on their own, or with help in a small group.
The following activities and centers are included in this bundle~
~Word Wall Cards
~Day of the Dead Big Book
~Dia de los Muerto Easy Reader
~Papel Picado Craftivities (paper flag)
~Decorating Skulls Craftivity
~Sugar Skull Poster Examples
~The Skeleton's Stopwatch Chant
~Day of the Dead Thinking Maps
~Interactive Notebook Flip Flaps
~Color by Number in English and Spanish!
~Spanish Number Bracelets
Math and Literacy Centers:
Sugar Skull Tally Marks Center (0-20)
Count the Room
Altar Graphing Center
Skull Number Frame Center
Skeleton Greater Than Center
Beginning Sound Clip It Center
Dia los de Muerto Making Words
Rainbow Syllables Center
Papel Picado Rhyming Center
Sentence Scramble Center
With all of the above activities, your students will not only learn about the Day of the Dead holiday, but practice important Common Core Standards in math and literacy! This bundle is a must-see, so please download the unit preview above to see all the pages and activities included!
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