Not too long ago, I asked on the MommyMaestra FB page if your family celebrated Halloween or Día de los muertos. The most popular answer was "Both!" This answer makes me smile as it shows how Latinos in the U.S. are embracing their bicultural heritage.
The articles I wrote last year continue to be the most popular ones on this site, so for those of you who have recently started reading MommyMaestra, you might find these especially helpful...
For a brief history tailored for younger kids, take a look at:
For a comprehensive list of lesson plans, crafts, books, videos, and more, visit: (This post is constantly being updated, so if you've read it before, you might want to take a look at the new items that have been included.)
Read up on one of the artists most closely associated with this holiday at:
If you are looking for inspiration, check out the MommyMaestra Pinterest board dedicated to Día de los Muertos (for children).
And don't forget to download our free activity/coloring sheet!
Around the web:
• Don't miss Spanglish Baby's excellent week dedicated to día de los muertos! The crafts projects by Ruby of GrowingUpBlackxican.com are adorable!! (And Ruby, whom I've just met this weekend, is lovely, too!)
• Presley's Pantry has a beautiful article that includes a recipe for pan de muerto.
• Latino Foodie has a nice little article that includes recipes, too.
Con mucho cariño...