Day of the Dead Activity Book (affiliate link)
by Karl Jones
illustrated by Steve Simpson
One of the newest titles released this year for Day of the Dead is this fun activity book published by Penguin Group. The illustrations are fantastic and make the 16-page book seem longer than it is. However, it is the press-out ofrenda, paper dolls, and stickers that truly make this book worth purchasing. The first 16 pages include your typical Día de los Muertos information and activities like what the holiday is about, how to make paper marigolds, and a couple of recipes.
But the most exciting part is the 3D ofrenda you can punch out and assemble...
The instructions weren't super clear for us, until after I went back to the first page of the book and looked at the finished ofrenda image shown. Then I was able to make better sense of the instructions and show my kids how to assemble it. We liked the finished project...
And then my daughter had a lot of fun punching out and putting together the paper dolls to surround the ofrenda.
My son loved the stickers, and I supposed they could be used to decorate the sides of the ofrenda, but we preferred to use them for another project (more about that later!). Still here's a peek at them. Aren't they super cute?
This giveaway is now over...
but you can purchase a copy of this book here.