Promote cultural awareness and introduce Dia de Muertos to your students with a Sugar Skull mask craft.
Celebrate Dia de Muertos at School!
Are you looking for resources to help you bring Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead into the classroom? We’re here to help you celebrate with brand new Day of the Dead resources that are perfect for helping your students learn about other cultures. Here are a few facts we’ve discovered about the holiday.
- It is a Mexican holiday celebrating the lives and memories of those who have passed away.
- The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st —the day that the dead would rise from their graves—and lasts for two days.
- People clean and decorate graves with marigolds and other flowers and leave colorful offerings like sugar skulls, candles and toys.
Day of the Dead Activities for Students
Promoting cultural awareness and celebrating Mexican culture with Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos activities at school is easy. This printable craft is a no-prep activity that’s perfect for elementary students.
The resource includes:
- a black and white set of masks – just begging for you to add your unique decorating style to!
- a full-color set of masks
After students color their masks, decorate them with feathers, sequins, glitter, stars, pipe cleaners, yarn, or anything else they wish!
Be sure to check out additional cultural inclusion activities for elementary students here!
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