Day of the Dead activities

If ever there was a celebration that lends itself to coloring, it is Day of the Dead, or Día de los muertos. There are so many cool figures and bright colors! These are a couple of sites that have collections of coloring pages (their own, not scanned in) and one with a great printable to make a sugar skull treat box.

1. HelloKids – These coloring pages are from HelloKids and they can be colored online or printed. There are pages with calaveras, papel picado, esqueletos, la Catrina and more. The captions in Spanish describing each page are descriptive and good exposure to the language, so be sure to read them together. Unfortunately, the captions do not print on the coloring sheets. It is a good idea to have children who are reading and writing add the captions if they are printing them. With children who do not read and write, you can use the vocabulary in the captions to talk about the pictures. A word of warning – HelloKids has a lot of advertisements!

2. Fantasyjr – These coloring pages are from Fantasy Jr. There are some good images of skulls and an altar.

3. Don’t Eat the Paste – I love these printable treat boxes from Don’t Eat the Paste. They are beautiful sugar skulls and there is one in black and white to color and another you can print in color. These are easy to print and fold and kids love them!

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