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Day of the Dead Booklet

Vocabulary, Classroom Activities and resources for teaching Day of the Dead. 

  • Vocabulary: Altar, Barriletes, Calaca, Calavera, Cempasúchil, Copal, Day of the Dead, Mariachis, Ofrenda, Pan de muerto, Papel picado, Sugar Skulls
  • Recipe for making sugar skulls
  • Directions to make a barrilete
  • Template for calavera masks
  • Papel picado activity and template
  • Family Joural activity
  • Memory Tree activity
  • Paper marigolds activity
  • Science, Language Arts and Social studies activities


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Lesson Plans

Grade Levels

K–4, 5–8, 9–12