Sunday, October 27, 2013

Additional Day of the Dead Activities and Projects

Painted pumpkin in Día de los Muertos style
Each year there are more great activities for Day of the Dead mentioned on Twitter, or Pinterest, or on the language forums.  Last year I wrote a post with more than 23 ideas for Día de los Muertos, and if I had known about these, they would certainly had made the list.

1. The first idea I found on Pinterest, which lead me to this website.  As soon as I saw it I knew it was going to be my project for the weekend. I completed my pumpkin today (on the left) and I'll take it to school with me tomorrow to adorn my room for the week.  This would be a great last minute Spanish club idea.  It will work best if the students either buy a white pumpkin so they don't need to paint it first, or bring a painted white pumpkin to the meeting.

2.  The blog "Aprendemos Español" has a post on the animated short film "La niña que recuerda".  She included a link to the video, a slide show with screen shots, sentences to match to photos in a collage, and links to several other resources for Día de los Muertos.  Thanks to Elena López for sharing her work! 
(Also check out her blog for other resources.)


  1. Those are great ideas. Don't forget to write your name on the skull's forhead.

    1. Jesús - Tell me about writing your name on the forehead. Is that common practice? Looks like I learned something new today. :-)

  2. Dear Cynthia,
    Thank you very much for the nice comments about my website. I follow your blog and I'm always inspired by everything you create and do for your students. Thank you for being so generous to share with us your wonderful resources and ideas.

    Elena López