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Celebrating Día de los Muertos with a coloring page

Coloring ranks low in the Depths of Knowledge hierarchy.  I will be the last one to tell your students to color because typically I feel like it’s a very passive activity that doesn’t develop language or comprehension.  However, sometimes we have to make an exception, and this is one of those occasions.  


Diego and I commissioned a very special coloring page for Día de los muertos.  You can download it here.  


We asked our graphic designer to create a coloring page where students could draw in a special person or pet who passed away.  In keeping with Mexican traditions, we also wanted students to think of the perfect ofrenda for that special member of the family.  Hailey did a beautiful job illustrating it, and adding labels to help teach the words relating to Día de los muertos.  

If you’re looking for books to read, I highly recommend reading La jaula by Germán Machado to broach the subject of loss and personal growth from it, through a story about losing a pet.  A lighter read is Gustavo, el fantasma tímido.  Gustavo is a shy ghost who needs to overcome his fears for his new friends to see him.  


¡Feliz día de los muertos!

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