My Day of the Dead printables actually sell all year long (crazy, right?). But this is the time of year when they explode with sales. So I've compiled them in one comprehensive post for your reference. If you're looking for ways to teach about the holiday, I hope you find something below that fits your needs!
This year's newest printable is this Day of the Dead Bilingual Coloring Book. Available in English, Spanish, or a bilingual version, this little coloring book also includes space at the bottom of each picture to write the word(s).
For Little Learners
I have also really expanded my PreK Activity Pack. It's gone from 19 pages to 61!! If you have a little one learning in English OR Spanish, this print-and-go set is great for teaching a lot of those important skills they need before they start kindergarten.
For a fun way to teach simply math, check out my Dia de los Muertos Ten Frames! This set comes with Day of the Dead images, such as pan de muerto, papel picado, cempasuchitl, and more. Includes blank frames for additional ten frame activities.
Always popular, this simple dice activity keeps kids busy for a few minutes and also works as a sub activity. Let your kids decorate their own calavera with this roll-the-dice activity.
One of my more popular printables, this set of coloring pages describes the elements of the holiday and can be stacked and stapled to create a Day of the Dead minibook.
Are you setting up an ofrenda at your school or library? Help educate visitors with my set of Ofrenda Labels that describe each element in detail.
For educators in a school setting who are looking for activities to teach students about this holiday, this set of Día de los Muertos booklets teaches the basics in three different formats. Just choose the one that best suits your needs!
This set of bilingual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)-themed puzzle cards is a simple way to introduce new vocabulary.
For Older Students
For older children, my Calavera Poetry lesson is really fun. Your kids will learn the history behind the calavera poems then try their hand at writing their own using the graphic organizer. Colorful writing pages are included for their final draft to hang on the wall and display.
Perhaps my most popular printable for this holiday is my One-Page Reading Passage with Quiz. It's perfect for older kids and teaches the history of the holiday with detailed descriptions of the items most closely associated with it.