Dia de los Muertos Education Packet

Day of the Dead information for teachers and students

This is a special package I helped put together for http://www.azcentral.com. It features the artwork of my husband, Patrick Murillo. He painted a series of pieces exclusively for this education packet! All images are copyrighted. Thanks! enjoy!

For Students & Teachers
DOWNLOAD the education package [PDF]

azcentral.com is proud to offer a downloadable education companion to our Dia de los Muertos site.

Adults and children alike often get their first exposure to this important celebration through the colorful art, food and folk traditions of the holiday and its close association with the more common Halloween celebration.
Our goal is to educate those seeking information on this celebration through articles, original art, and interactive projects. We hope that you use this information as well the pages found on the web site to enrich young minds as well as your own.
Packet Contents:

• Bibliography
• 4 coloring pages
• Word search game
• Mix and match puzzle
• Papel picado lesson plan, including an easy-to-use template for younger children.
• Calavera mask project
• Skeleton puppet project
Love & light,


2 Responses

  1. I just did a search of your site looking for Dia De Los Muertos crafts for my daughter (5) who is enamored with the holiday after making a mask in Spanish Class. I found this link and lo and behold, the mask is from your education pack! It’s great know her teachers are utilizing such great cultural tools – way up here in rural Maine! I’ll be printing out the rest of the pack today. Thank you!

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