It can be difficult to know how to introduce Day of the Dead to young children. But Every Star Is Different has some wonderful resources. I’m excited to let you know about some great non-scary Day of the Dead printables for preschool through elementary!
Day of the Dead Mini Bundle from Every Star Is Different
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Every Star Is Different has a new Day of the Dead Mini Bundle for preschool through elementary. I’ve been using some of the printables, and it’s awesome!
There are lots of awesome printables for preschool through elementary … perfect for Montessori classrooms and homeschools!
Here I’ll share some of the activities I’ve already done with my grandkids along with some blog posts from Every Star Is Different, Featuring Activities from the Day of the Dead Mini Bundle
This is a shelf I prepared with a few of the printables along with the fabulous books Celebrations Around the World and Children Just Like Me: Celebrations, which I often use for holidays around the world.
Day of the Dead Printable Pack
- Day of the Dead Nomenclature Cards in English
- Day of the Dead Description Cards in English
- Day of the Dead Nomenclature Cards in Spanish
- Day of the Dead Foods Nomenclature Cards
- Day of the Dead Sorting Activity
My 3½-year-old grandson loves learning Spanish, so I made a booklet using the Day of the Dead Nomenclature Cards in Spanish with a description card in English behind each corresponding Spanish card. Then I laid the English cards out on the table. I showed the Spanish card, read the Spanish phrase, and read the description while Caleb found the corresponding card in English and then placed the English card in the card box. Caleb enjoyed the activity a lot. This would work with a wide variety of ages!
Day of the Dead Language Printable Pack
- Day of the Dead Noun Family Picture & Word Match Up in English
- Day of the Dead Noun Family Picture & Word Match Up in Spanish
- Day of the Dead Verb Nomenclature Cards in English
- Day of the Dead Verb Nomenclature Cards in Spanish
- Day of the Dead Preposition Clip Cards in English
- Day of the Dead Preposition Clip Cards in Spanish
- Day of the Dead Grammar Environment Word Strips
My 7½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, loves to play teacher, so I had her use the preposition symbol and preposition cards with her 3½-year-old sister, Sophia. Zoey simply asked Sophia to have the monarch butterfly fly above the flower, fly around the flower (as in the photo), etc. It was a great positional activity for Sophia and a perfect way for Zoey to review prepositions.
Then I had Zoey work with the Day of the Dead preposition clip cards. Zoey said she really loved this activity. The Disney movie Coco was helpful in adding interest before we even began!
Day of the Dead Grammar Activities with Free Printable from Every Star Is Different
Day of the Dead Colors Printable Pack
- Day of the Dead Color Nomenclature Cards in English
- Day of the Dead Color Description Cards
- Day of the Dead Color Nomenclature Cards in Spanish
- Day of the Dead Color Word Strips in English
- Day of the Dead Color Word Strips in Spanish
- Day of the Dead Color Clip Cards in English
- Day of the Dead Color Clip Cards in Spanish
Day of the Dead Comparison Printable Pack
- Which Skull is the Same? Activity
- Which Skull is Different? Activity
- Skull Matching Cards
- Skull Size Sorting Activity
Sophia didn’t have any problems matching the Day of the Dead skulls and enjoyed looking at the variety of designs. This is a great activity for visual discrimination.
Day of the Dead Comparison Activities with Free Printable from Every Star Is Different
Day of the Dead Math Printable Pack
- Day of the Dead Skip Counting Activity
- Day of the Dead Addition Clip Cards
- Day of the Dead Multiplication Clip Cards
Day of the Dead Science Printable Pack
- Skeleton Diagram with Labels
- Skeleton Diagram with Fill in the Blank Boxes
- Bone Structure Diagram in Color
- Bone Structure Diagram Coloring Page
- Animal Skeleton Nomenclature Cards
- Animal Match Up Cards
- Types of Bone Fracture Nomenclature Cards
- Skull Outline
- Skeleton Outline
- Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly Chart Control
- Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly Chart Blank
- Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly Cut Outs
- Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly Nomenclature Cards
- Monarch Butterfly Migration Nomenclature Cards
We’ve done quite a bit with human skeletons before, but we haven’t done animal skeletons. This was a fun activity that all three of my grandkids found fascinating. I used animal figures from the Safari Ltd. Wild TOOB, Farm TOOB (the horse), River TOOB, and Great Lakes TOOB to add to the animal picture and skeleton matching (with the exception of the crow, which I left out). You don’t need to use all the figures. We just love Safari Ltd. TOOBs and have a lot of them. The Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals is a fun book to go with the activity!
Day of the Dead Skeleton Activities with Free Printable from Every Star Is Different
Day of the Dead Geography Printable Pack
- M is for Mexico Do-a-dot Page with Flag
- M is for Mexico Do-a-dot Page with Map
- Mexico Writing Strip with Flag
- Mexico Writing Strip with Map
- Map Outline of North America without Labels
- Map Outline of Mexico without Label
- Map Outline of States of Mexico without Labels
- Map Outline of States of Mexico with Labels
As you can see above, there are more geography activities than what I’ve done this year, but I like to do a bit each year!
As always with Every Star Is Different products, I love that there are so many great printables that can be used for years!
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