Spanish Day of the Dead Día de los Muertos Lesson Plans PowerPoint Video Crafts

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These 200 page Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead Spanish lesson plans have everything you need to celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday for all grade levels and abilities: 40 slide colorful PowerPoint, crafts, skull mini books, song link, video links, flashcards, word wall words, games, make your own memorials, and more.

Pick and choose the activities that you like the best or use them all. Click on the links for the individual parts to see more detailed previews of each item. This bundle also includes extra worksheets and vocabulary pages that aren't featured in any of the individual resources.

Spanish PowerPoint with Videos
English PowerPoint with Videos
Word Wall Words
Song Activity
Skull Necklace Craft
Games and Vocabulary Cards
Skull Mini Book


40 slide PowerPoint presentation in English or Spanish that explains the holiday, when it takes place, and how people celebrate.

* 40 colorful slides explaining Día de los Muertos with visuals of people in costumes, skeleton figurines, altars, sugar skulls, monarch butterflies, cempsúchtil flowers, papel picado, giant paper maché people, decorated tombs, pan de muerto (special bread), copal (incense)
* 3 video links that capture the spirit of the holiday (in English)
* 3 discussion questions to engage your students (in English or Spanish)

Song Link and Activity

* 1 page reading in English or in Spanish about "ofrendas"
* Link to a YouTube video
* Lyrics in English and Spanish
* Cloze activity
* Gestures for key words to reinforce vocabulary
* Follow-up questions and answer key

Skull Mini Books

* Choose your level 8 page mini coloring book describing Day of the Dead (can be cut out in skull form or made into a book - less cutting for younger students).

A. Younger or beginner language learners color and fill in the blanks in Spanish
or English.
B. More advanced student use sentences starters in Spanish and English to
write about the holiday.

Picture Drawing and Don't Say It Games with Game Cards

* 36 game cards and 3 different activities to get your students circumlocuting and talking in the target language

But wait, there's more . . .

* 20 colorful flashcards in Eng. and Sp. (small and large sizes)
* 6 additional game ideas
* 6 links to craft projects plus a skull necklace craft and templates
* Recipes, blog reading about celebrations in various parts of Mexico, and book suggestions
* 21 Word Wall Words (Spanish and English Versions)
* Fill in the blank worksheets (2 versions for differentiated instruction)
* Vocabulary sheet in English and Spanish
* Secret message worksheet (unscramble the vocabulary to discover the secret message)
* Create your own memorial for a loved one, pet, or famous person who has passed away (several templates and versions)

Note: If you purchased this before April 2016, one of the video links has since been taken off the web, so I have removed it from the presentation and added a different link.


Here's what teachers are saying:

* "One stop shop for Dia de los Muertos!"

* "Thank you for the Bundle! It's great, has a lot of very useful and well done materials, and also thanks for answering all my questions so quickly!!! :)"

* "The teaching duration says 2 days but there are so many things to do here that it could last much longer than that."

* "I am so excited to have this wonderful, colorful, thorough resource! El Día de los Muertos is my favorite holiday to teach because it is so beautiful - both in all the colors that are used, and in the acts of remembrance of deceased loved ones. You always use such vivid images, and provide excellent craft ideas and readings."


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