Dia de los Muertos free printable and coloring page for educational purposes–available here! They’re perfect for Halloween. Print one out to decorate the home, office, or classroom. Let your kids have something fun to color, and teach them about this family-oriented holiday.
What is Dia de los Muertos some might ask? You’ve heard of it, but what’s it really about? Is it Halloween in Mexico? Kind of. But it’s more.
Quick Facts about Dia de los Muertos
- A holiday celebrated throughout Latin America but initiated in Mexico
- Celebrated annually on November 1
- Includes festivals and parades
- Families gather at cemeteries to honor ancestors
- Favorite foods and flowers are placed at loved ones’ gravesites
- The marigold is most commonly used
- A day to remember and honor the dead, not to fear them as is part of Halloween celebrations
Perhaps you’ve seen the movie Coco, which does an excellent job of sharing this beloved ancestral celebration. (Note: I use an affiliate link for Coco. If you purchase through this link, I may make a small commission, which helps me pay for hosting fees for this site. Thank you!)
Some of you may know that I’m bilingual and love the latino culture, and I think they do it right when it comes to this holiday. I love how they celebrate life and loved ones. I also love their use of vibrant colors in the images used to portray this custom. Perhaps you do too.
Dia de los Muertos Free Printable
So if you’re busy decorating for the season or planning Halloween parties for the home, office, or classroom, add this fun, free printable to your holiday collection. Please note that the printable is not available for resell. Size 8×10.
Dia de los Muertos Coloring Page
If you’re an Art Mom (or any mom) or teacher, you’ll appreciate an opportunity to share culture and art with this fun coloring page. Encourage all color schemes for this one. The children should use their own creativity in deciding which colors to use and not follow the colored printable. Since the coloring is detailed for this project, encourage the use of colored pencils or markers, preferably not crayons. This project can be done all at once or pulled out a minute here and a minute there as children have extra time in the classroom. Talk about the history of the holiday as you instruct the children (see facts above). See if any of them know about Dia de los Muertos. Have they celebrated it? What have they seen or done? Where did they celebrate? Were they with family? You could encourage an excellent discussion about family traditions and cultures with students.
Do you celebrate Dia de los Muertos? I’d love to know about your family’s traditions with this holiday. Please share in the comments.
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