Are you looking to celebrate Dia de los Muertos this Halloween season? You have come to the right place. Day of the Dead is a joyous time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory. Here you will find a collection of some awesome Day of the Dead crafts and activities to do with your kids.
Dia de Los Muertos for Kids
Are you looking for some colourful and festive Day of the Dead crafts and activities to do with your kids?
I’ve created a roundup of some creative Dia de los Muertos activities and crafts to try this year. They are all super simple and engaging ideas that you can do at home or at school.
What is Dia De Los Muertos?
Dia de Los Muertos is lively Mexican celebration where families honor their ancestors.
It merges All Souls’ Day, a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico and the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors.
When is Dia De Los Muertos Celebrated?
It is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1 and 2.
How do People Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos?
The celebration starts at home with an altar filled with candles. The candles are used to help light the way so spirits are able to find their way back to their family members. The favorite foods of the deceased are also left at the alter or items beloved such as a books.
The celebration continues at the graveyard with a large party. Relatives prepare a massive feast to enjoy while they clean tombstones, chat with their ancestors and sing songs.
One of the iconic symbols of Dia de los Muertos are the skeletons. They can be made from clay, plastic or papier-mâché. The idea behind having the Skeltons is to remind the living that death is a part of life. Decorating with skeletons reminds people that one day they will to be skeletons.
20+ Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Crafts and Activities for Kids
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