I loved living in Texas because of all of the fiestas. And the food. But that’s another story. But while living in Texas I learned to celebrate el Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Day of the dead celebrates your loved ones who have died and if you think about it, it’s kind of nice remembering loved ones. el Dia celebrations include decorative festive skulls (sugar skulls), brightly colored flowers, music and food.
Think it sounds like fun?
Here are five books to introduce or help your family celebrate Dia de los Muertos:
Day of the Dead paper dolls.
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston, a picture book incorporating Spanish and English words.
I remember Abuelito by Janice Levy, a bilingual picture book in which a little girl fondly remembers her grandfather, abuelito.
Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales, is a trickster tale that helps children learn to count in English and Spanish.
Rosita y Conchita by Eric Gonzalez & Erich Haeger a fact based picture books describing how to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
And because everyone loves a fun app there’s…
Oy, Mexico, a Dia de los Muertos app!
So now you have everything you need to celebrate your loved ones
now pass the pan de muerte!