Monday, January 3, 2011

Día de los Reyes Lesson Plans, Books, Activities

With Día de los Reyes Magos, or Day of the Magi, quickly approaching, here are some great resources for families and schools.

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Lesson Plans

• Two of my favorite authors, Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, have a delightful book out on this holiday (more books are listed below) and they also have lesson plans available online for K-2nd and 3rd through 6th. You can download their lesson plans in either English or Spanish.

Common Ground International Language Services has an this lesson plan that you can download for K- 6th, which includes activities and reading resources.

• Also, Spanish Profe has a nice lesson plan laid out on their website!



Los Tres Reyes (a caballo) (Serie Raices) (Nueve Pececitos) (Spanish Edition) 
by Carmen Rivera Lassen, Victor Maldonado Davila

Una muneca para el dia de reyes by Esmeralda Santiago

Amahal y Los Tres Reyes: Amahl and the Three Kings (Troquelados Clasicos Series) (Spanish Edition) from Combel Ediciones Editorial Esin, S.A.

Los Reyes Magos (Spanish Edition) by Lourdes M. Alvarez

Los reyes magos de Oriente by Lluis Farre


• MommyMaestra has a few freebies for you, such as these Letters to the Magi in English and Spanish and this Reyes Activity Sheet for kids in Pre-K through 1st grade.

Here are some of my materials on TpT:

 This Minibook on Día de los Reyes is actually three books (bilingual, English only, and Spanish only) and is perfect for young children. 

• Older kids may enjoy this Día de los Reyes Reading Passage, which comes with a one-page description of the holiday and an 8-question comprehension quiz.

• And finally, my favorite! This Día de los Reyes Decoration Packet comes with printable crafts and activities to celebrate the holiday! 

Wise Men Coloring Pages, Arts & Crafts

Crayola has a craft in which children can create a silhouette painting of the Magi

De Su Mama has this easy craft for creating a Reyes crown out of a cereal box.

DLTK has some okay crafts for the holiday. I thought the wiseman and camel silhouette was actually pretty smart.

• Catholic Icing has this awesome ornament for your kids to create.

• ModernMami has a simple, felt camel craft activity - and it includes easy instructions for making a star of Bethlehem! She also has a creative DIY Reyes basket craft.

The Wise Men Followed the Star Sign Pop-Up Craft Kit by Oriental Trading

• Family Education has a simple crown pattern for your kids to cut out and decorate. But I also really like the ones from First Palette, and their post on creating more durable foam crowns.

• has a banderita template you can print and color. String several together and you have your own Día de los Reyes banner!

• Jinky's Crafts has the cutest three kings gift boxes

• You can also find patterns for creating your own Reyes out of felt on Como hacerte.

• I really like this Paper Three Kings Chain from 
First Palette.

Activity Village has a really fun Cup and Ball Kings craft that is easy for little hands to make and use.

2 Pequeños Traviesos also has an easy Reyes craft.

YoDibujo also has some great activities...en español, of course.

• Spanglish Baby doesn't exist anymore, but here's a pin of a fun craft they had on there years ago. 

Videos, Music & Apps

Los Reyes Magos App for iPad and iPhone.

Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day! on DVD.

• Latin Cinema Classics produced this 1974 DVD, Los 3 Reyes Magos. (I have not previewed this movie.)

• Another DVD recently released is this one. However, I have not seen it, so read the reviews and choose for yourself.

• Here are three of MommyMaestra's favorite MP3 downloads available for Reyes.

• Also, take a look at these beautiful videos.

MisCositas has posted this adorable video of Niko singing "Campana sobre campana"


El Boricua has a good description of the day and its history in Puerto Rico.

Can Stock Photo - AGCuesta

Rosca Recipes

• I LOVE this rosca recipe from Sweet Life

• I also like this rosca recipe by From Argentina With Love.

• And finally, Muy Bueno Cookbook has this delicious recipe.

Con mucho cariño...
updated 12/27/2022


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