Day of the Dead craft activity printable pack

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Inspired by the wonderful imagery and crafts of Mexico’s el Día de los Muertos. Instantly download 6 projects with b&w templates for art and craft activities in Spanish and English!

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Need a few activities and worksheets for Day of the Dead?

Printable kids activities: el Día de los Muertos fun activity pack for the upcoming Day of the Dead to inspire some creative learning. Perfect at home or in the classroom, the pack features 18 Day of the Dead worksheets and 6 Day of the Dead papercraft activities. All come with full instructions and templates to help celebrate or learn a little bit about El Día de los Muertos.

El Dia de los Muertos craft activity printable templates
El Dia de los Muertos craft activity printable templates

6 printable kids activities for El Dia de los Muertos in Spanish and English

Perfect for printable kids activities, classrooms, home school or family craft days!

6 Day of the Dead printable activities in English and Spanish versions. Each containing the following b&w PDF templates/patterns:

Craft worksheets for Day of the Dead activity, El dia de los Muertos PDF craft printables!
Photographic examples of the finished crafts projects: Paper crown, nichos, masks, milagro crafts, sitting skeletons plus 10 papel picado templates

1) Classroom Worksheets (Spanish/English) Learn about Day of the Dead – 18 PDFs

Dia de los Muertos worksheets: 18 PDF printable kids activities about Dia de los Muertos!
PDF worksheets to print out and learn a little about Day of the Dead

1. Contents  • 17 PDF Worksheets
2 . What is Day of the Dead? • A brief introduction
3. A map of Mexico • Color in and learn a bit about Mexico
4. Find the missing words • Find 7 missing words related to Day of the Dead
5. Crossword puzzle • Six questions on Day of the Dead
6. Wordsearch • Find 12 Dia de los Muertos customs and festivities
7. Day of the Dead match skill game • Pair the calavera skull designs
8. Color in pages • Calvera sugar skull
9. Color in pages • Catrina
10. Color in pages •  Calacas or skeleton
11. Day of the Dead glossary • A few key phrases
12. 4 glossary cards • Papel picado, pan de muerto, cempazuchitl and calavera
13. 4 glossary cards • Calacas, la catrina, nicho and ofrenda
14. Glossary poster • Day of the Dead text
15. José Guadalupe Posada  • Short biography and art activity idea
16. Diego Rivera  • Short biography and art activity idea
17. Frida Kahlo  • Short biography and art activity idea

See in more detail the worksheets here – Day of the Dead worksheets!

2) Make a Day of the Dead Nicho (mini shrine) – 7 PDFs

Printable kids activities: Day of the Dead Nicho templates to make a shadow box shrine
Nicho templates to make a shadow box shrine

This tutorial comes in Español y English translations. See more about the nichos here – Nicho making activity!

3) Printable kids activities: Calavera or Careta masks, paper flowers and paper feathers – 6 PDFs

3 Calavera skull mask templates to print out and make!
Color in your own calavera mask template

Español or English tutorials, ideas and craft activity templates to download for classroom activities. See more about this fun calavera or sugar skull Day of the Dead mask here – Make your own color in calavera mask!

4) Make your own traditional Mexican ornaments (Español y English versions)3 PDFs

Printable kids activities Make a milagro ornament with template and easy follow instructions!
Try out these Milagro heart designs

See more about the milagro heart ornament here – Milagro heart templates.

5) Make your own El Dia de los Muertos flower and skeleton hand crown or corona (tutorial + 12 patterns)  – 15 PDFs

Printable kids activities Make your own paper flower and skeleton hand headpiece decoration
Flower crown templates

Put together this easy make paper crown adorned with flowers and skeletons for Day of the Dead. Tutorial sheets in English and Spanish.

6) Printable kids activities: Make your own balloon calavera skull decorations (2 patterns)  – 3 PDFs

Happythought Printable kids activities, calavera balloon craft template spanish english
Balloon craft instructions in Spanish and English

Plus a bonus,  make your own papel picado (13 patterns)  – 9 PDFs

Printable kids activities: 9 stylish papel picado template patterns to make and display!
Butterfly, calavera, mini flags, birds and hearts, mini garlands, corazones and 3 papel picado banner templates.

Some tips on printing out your printable kids activities worksheets

We have designed the Day of the Dead worksheets in black and white to be economical on toner. After opening up your PDF templates look for a grayscale, fast printing or economy setting. These types of settings not only save on ink but also on printing time.

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What is Dia de los muertos or Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a tradition in Mexico to celebrate. It is a time to honor those who have departed. Streets can be filled with decorations, sugar skeletons, ofrendas, flowers, calavera skulls and parades. Spirits of the dead visit their families on October 31st and leave on November 2nd. The Day of the Dead is a very party and upbeat time, so turn up the music and fiesta!

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9 reviews for Day of the Dead craft activity printable pack

  1. Cheryl Godin (verified owner)

    All these printables are awesome! We use them as often as we can. The kids love them & the older ones especially love crafting them. The littles love wearing the masks, etc! Thank you for having this available! We are NEVER disappointed in your products!

  2. Joax

    Goood muy buenas actividades para dia de muertos

  3. cberman1953 (verified owner)

    These products are awesome. I teach elementary school Spanish and having both directions in Spanish and English is great for the youngest kiddos. The worksheets are terrific and the variety of designs are wonderful. I would highly recommend this Day of the Packet filled with muchas buenas idéas!

  4. broach

    Thank you, Happythought! We used your Day of the Dead masks as an activity at a Health and Safety Expo. They were a HUGE hit! Your products are absolutely beautiful!

  5. Liz p (verified owner)

    The skull mask was a great project. We can’t wait to try the rest of the activities!!!

  6. mica (verified owner)

    The PDF’s are awesome! I’m a school librarian, and we have Day of the Dead Lessons planned for the last two weeks of October.
    Definitely recommend this product.

  7. Bon

    I teach an art class – we put together the coffin box printables, the ofrenda printable, the mobile and the nichos – all of it came out GREAT. The display looks wonderful, colorful and fun. Everyone loves it!

  8. Yahaira Oceguera

    Great Day of the Dead activity for my Spanish 1 class!

  9. Trish (verified owner)

    Thank you! This Day of the Dead activity pack is beautiful. I love everything you make!

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