Dia de los Muertos Activities BUNDLE includes everything you need in your Spanish language classroom to help your students understand and appreciate this special holiday. Appropriate for both beginning and intermediate students.
I. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS BILINGUAL READING ACTIVITIES
1. Bilingual Reading
2. Comprehension Questions: Students will form questions using the cues provided. Then, they will answer the questions using the information found in the reading.
3. Day of the Dead Cognates: The students will learn how important an awareness of cognates is when learning a foreign language. In this exercise students will match the Spanish words on the left with the English cognates on the right. All of the cognates in this exercise are from the reading.
4. Day of the Dead Vocabulary Matching: Three different worksheets.
5. Día de Muertos Interview: Students will put a check in each box next to the activities they would like to do this year to celebrate Day of the Dead. Then, they will write a sentence for each one using the grammatical structure “Me gustaría + Infinitive”.
6. Day of the Dead Spanish Idiom (Level 1 & 2)
LEVEL 1: Vocabulary Review with Spanish Idiom
In this worksheet students will discover the hidden Spanish idiom by identifying different general vocabulary words from different categories (i.e body parts, numbers, colors, animals, vegetables, job titles, family members, and months of the year.) After identifying the words according to their categories, the students will then follow the directions and color them accordingly. If students do not have crayons or colored pencils they can simply cross out the words instead. The blocks that remain will reveal the Spanish idiom, “Ser pan comido.” (i.e. to be a piece of cake, to be as easy as pie or to be very easy) Next, students will discuss with their teacher the meaning of this idiom.
LEVEL 2: Grammar Review with Spanish Idiom
In this worksheet students will discover the hidden idiom by identifying different parts of speech (i.e pronombres sustantivos, verbos regulares del pasado, verbos del future, adjetivos femeninos, los adverbios, los sustantivos plurales, los verbos irregulares del presente and los verbos irregulars del pasado.) After identifying the words according to their parts of speech, they will then follow the directions and color them accordingly. If students do not have crayons or colored pencils they can simply cross out the words instead. The blocks that remain will reveal the idiom “Ser pan comido.” (i.e. to be a piece of cake, to be as easy as pie or to be very easy) Next, students will discuss the meaning of the idiom with their teacher.
7. Vocabulary Fill in the Blanks
8. Word Search: Students will first translate the vocabulary words into Spanish and then find them in the puzzle.
9. Grammar Review: Students will write a Spanish noun, adjective and verb for each letter in the words Día de Muertos.
10. Decorate your classroom for the Day of the Dead with 3 fun worksheets. Students can either color or draw and color a sugar skull. Also, in the final worksheet students will draw an altar that represents the life of a person of their choice. They will need to include their favorite foods, drinks, activities, hobbies, accomplishments etc. They will then label the items that they have drawn in Spanish.
11. Word Art: This worksheet can be used to review vocabulary words related to Día de Muertos. Students should be encouraged to color and decorate the vocabulary words. It is very beneficial for students to use new vocabulary words in a variety of different ways. You could also encourage students to create their own word art projects using vocabulary from this unit.
When students have finished this word art worksheet, it could also be easily displayed to make a beautiful bulletin board for Día de Muertos.
II. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS WORD WALL (BILINGUAL SPANISH/ ENGLISH)
I created this bilingual Word Wall to help teach my Day of the Dead Bilingual Reading Unit. It can also be used well in a pocket chart or as classroom décor.
THIS SET INCLUDES A TOTAL OF 96 CARDS!!
III. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS VERB CONJUGATION BOARDSDia de los Muertos Activities Spanish (Day of the Dead)
Celebrate Dia de Muertos this fall with these engaging Verb Conjugation Boards. These boards will provide students an opportunity to practice conjugating while having fun at the same time. All of the verbs included on these boards have been specifically chosen to go along with the "Dia de Muertos" theme.
Students will spin the spinner to determine the subject of the sentence. Then, the students will roll the die to determine the verb of the sentences. Next, the students will write the sentence on their recording sheet provided in this lesson.
After the students have written eight sentences on the recording sheet, they will change the eight sentences into questions and write them, too. The students can then practice asking and answering the questions with a partner.
Depending upon the level and ability of your students, you may encourage the students to continue the same activity the next day. This time students will spin, roll and speak with each other (without writing the sentences).
1. Regular AR Verbs (celebrar, bailar, preparar, colocar,honrar, and organizar)
2. Regular AR, ER, & IR Verbs (comer, asistir, beber, comprar, cocinar, and visitar)
3. Irregular Verbs (hacer, poner, ver, tener, and ir)
4. Stem-Changing Verbs (encender, calentar, recordar, colgar, server, and pedir)
5. Stem-Changing Verbs (This board is identical to board #4, but it also includes the vowel changes in parenthesis to help lower level students conjugate the verbs correctly.)