Welcome to NurtureStore’s index of Day of the Dead activities for children, part of our World Festivals Lesson Plans and Activities. Here you will find ideas for Day of the Dead lesson plans, arts and crafts, play ideas and printables.
Day of the Dead activities and crafts for children
You can use the links below to see all NurtureStore’s Day of the Dead activities and crafts. They include a simple explanation of Day of the Dead for children, Day of the Dead art projects and crafts, a great list of books about the Day of the Dead, and Day of the Dead themed math and literacy activities.
Day of the Dead book
Save time and teach better by using our Day of the Dead book.
You’ll get a complete set of lesson plans to learn about this festival and a collection of activities, arts, and crafts all planned for you: instant download, printables included, no prep needed, and all ad free.
Ready-made Day of the Dead Unit
If you’re a member of our Play Academy you can download a ready-made five day Day of the Dead Unit and you’ll be ready to lead a week of fun and educational Day of the Dead activities with your children.
This Unit is part of our Festivals specialist curriculum pathway, and is a part of a set of ready-made units you can use to teach your children about the festivals of the world all through the year. Based on the teaching philosophy of hands-on learning, the Play Academy festivals curriculum is engaging, effective and loved by children.
See more details of this Day of the Dead Unit, and all the other specialist curriculum pathways and ready-made units you can choose from, in the Play Academy here.
More Day of the Dead activities and crafts
What is the Day of the Dead? for children
Use this simple explanation of the Day of the Dead for children to begin learning about this Mexican festival.
My Ancestor family tree lesson plan printable
This ‘My Ancestor’ family tree lesson plan printable will guide you through an exploration of family, culture and community.
Easy Day of the Dead skull scratch art project
This scratch art technique it the perfect easy Day of the Dead skull art project.
Day of the Dead art project collage skull
This easy collage art project invites children to learn about the Day of the Dead as they create their own sugar skull craft.
Day of the Dead sensory play activity
Have fun and build fine motor skills with a Day of the Dead-themed sensory play activity, with a sugar skull play dough mat printable.
Day of the Dead math activities
Try these Day of the Dead math activities using our marigold numbers printable.
Day of the Dead literacy activities
Here are ideas for Day of the Dead literacy activities.
Day of the Dead unit printable lap book
Use the Day of the Dead Unit lesson plans and activities to learn all about the festival of the Day of the Day. Then complete the Day of the Dead printable lapbook to record what you are learning, in words and pictures.
Day of the Dead books and films list for children
Here’s a collection of books about the Day of the Dead and Mexico that will introduce your children to the festival and Mexican culture.
See all our World Festivals Lesson Plans and Activities here.