Día de Muertos Workbook: culture reading plus activities, low prep, 14 pages

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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14 pages
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Looking for resources to teach the traditions of Día de los Muertos? Use this workbook which includes a culture lesson reading, vocabulary activity, coloring page, word search, crossword puzzle and cloze activity (at two different levels). Answers are included in this 14 page Día de los Muertos workbook making it useful for distance learning/ remote teaching.

The culture lesson reading is ideal for older students to read on their own; or for the teacher to get a crash course on the festival then share with younger students. There is a focus on several (Día de los Muertos) thematic Spanish vocabulary words (e.g. velas, catrina, calavera, recuerdos, ofrenda, alma, muerte, vida).

These words are used again in the vocabulary activity, word search, crossword puzzle and cloze activity for reenforcement.

The vocabulary activity can be completed through cutting out images and sticking them in labeled boxes or through a drag-and-drop google slides doc (link provided in document).

The crossword puzzle tests vocabulary and facts learned from the culture reading.

The cloze activity requires students to listen to the song Calavera by La Santa Cecilia and fill in the blanks. The first version of the activity requires students to select the missing words from a word bank. The second version allows students to choose from one of two given options. There is also a cultural snippet on the band La Santa Cecilia and how they merge their American and Mexican cultures. The song is moderately paced, the lyrics are clean and clear.

Answers to the vocabulary activity, crossword and cloze activity are included on the last pages.

You and your students will enjoy using this colorful, integrated lesson on Día de los Muertos. The workbook prints clean and clear in black and white as well, but a color copy is better for the vocabulary activity .


  • The vocabulary activity, coloring activity, word search and crossword can be used after a test or given to fast finishers.
  • The workbook is perfect for sub plans.
  • This workbook, with its self-contained material, is suited to distance learning / remote teaching.
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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