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I love sharing different cultures with my kids. I think it’s important that they know and understand how and why other people celebrate different holidays. Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is quickly approaching so this week we’ll be reading, Rosita y Conchita by Eric Gonzalez.
This is a fantastic book that tells how and why they celebrate Day of the Dead on November 2nd each year. It teaches that it is not a scary holiday but one to remember loved ones that have passed away and all of the different ways they celebrate from making an altar, music and food.
For our snack this week we will be making our own version of a sugar skull.
A skeleton cookie cutter for the class to share
Each student will need
A piece of bread
A small amount of whipped cream cheese or white frosting
2 large candy eyeballs
A few black sprinkles
To make the sugar skull snack, The students will need to share the cookie cutter and cut a skeleton head out of their pice of bread. Next, they’ll spread some whipped cream cheese or white frosting onto the bread. Take the mini Oreo and twist it apart and place them as part of the eyes. Put the candy eyeballs on top of the mini Oreos. Use the raisin as the nose and add the black sprinkles as his mouth. Use the 3 m&m’s to decorate above the eyes.
While your students are enjoying their sugar skull snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to decorate their own sugar skull and color the Marigold and guitar.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store below.
Do you have any fun activities that you do with your class to teach about the Day of the Dead?
See you next time!