Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Projects

Scratch foam print of a skull inspired by Jose PosadaDay of the Dead (or Dia de los Muer­tos) is right around the cor­ner!  Don’t miss the oppor­tu­nity to share this impor­tant cul­tural tra­di­tion with your stu­dents.  Often mis­un­der­stood, this pop­u­lar Mex­i­can hol­i­day hon­or­s ances­tors and loved ones who have died, and is cel­e­brated each year on Novem­ber 1st & 2nd. This family-centered hol­i­day cel­e­brates the cycle of life and high­lights the Mex­i­can peo­ples’ gen­eral accep­tance, rather than fear, of death.  Fol­low the links below and have fun with these fes­tive projects!

Folded Paper Marigold

Paper Marigolds

 

Tissue Paper Papel Picado

Papel Pic­ado

 

Black and white scratch foam print of a skull inspired by Jose Posada

Scratch foam prints inspired by Jose Posada

 

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One Response to Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Projects

  1. Mrs.C October 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    The Span­ish teacher in my 3–5 school is teach­ing her Day of the Dead lessons and the stu­dents are work­ing on their tis­sue paper cut­tings and faces. They are start­ing to fill up the hall­way by her room and look won­der­ful!
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