Free Printable Day of the Dead Crafts, Lessons and Activities

Free Printable "Day of the Dead" Crafts, Lessons and Activities El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, commemorates the lives of beloved dead. The Day of the Dead coincides with the Catholic All Saints Day and All Souls Day, November 1 and 2. Need free printable activities? You've come to the right place.

Traditionally commemorative altars are brought to the cemetery so that the family may visit with the dearly departed. The human skull is an integral symbol in El Dia de los Muertos. Candies are made in the shape of skulls and people may paint their faces to represent a skull. Some of the United States Halloween traditions have developed from the Day of the Dead celebrations. The Day of the Dead is a religious holiday, culminating the Catholic traditions of All Saints and All Souls Day with earlier Aztec, Mixtec, Olmec and Toltec pre-Columbian traditions. Here are free printable lesson plans, crafts and activities. read more

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