The Day of Dead Celebration Unit

Explore the Art and Culture of the Dia le los Muertos

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Learn about the cultural significance of the the Day of the Dead celebration....

  • Suggestions for children's books about the Day of the Dead
  • Bilingual books about the celebration
  • Activity and coloring books about Dia de los Muertos
  • One page Dia de los Muertos printable to jumpstart conversation or check for student understanding

Printable Sugar Skull Masks...

  • A printable lesson packet
  • Five printable sugar skull mask templates

Printable sugar skulls are made to be masks but are just as fun as coloring pages. Choose from the highly decorative version or the let your kids draw their own sugar skull details in the blank version.

Sugar Skull Painting Lesson...

-Printable lesson pack

-Step by step directions, with pictures, for each step of the lesson

Plus a video lesson.....

-Step by step directions

-A safe, ad free art lesson to share anywhere

-This video lesson can't be found anywhere else on KTC

-Downloadable video file- save the lesson to your own device and share with your own students

DIY Nicho Frames....

-Printable lesson pack with step by step directions and pictures

-PDF of skull images perfectly sized for these nicho frames

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to these digital resources?
You'll be able to access your materials immediately upon purchase and have access to them for the lifetime of my school! You can access them anytime!
What if I am unhappy with the materials
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Are my kids the right age to enjoy these lessons?
These lessons are perfect for elementary through middle school aged kids. Younger kids could, of course, join in with some assistance.
I'm a teacher. How can I use these lessons?
My terms of service allow both my video lessons and printable packs to be downloaded and shared with your own students. That means you have safe, ad free inspiring content you can share with your students- near or far!
Will I need expensive art materials for my kids to make the most of these lessons?
Absolutely not! Your kids will need tempera paint (white only) and oil pastels or crayons for the painted sugar skulls and crayons or markers for the sugar skull masks. That's all!
Do I need to be an artist to share these lessons with my kids?
Not at all! I've laid all the plans out, step by step. You can use the printable lesson pack or my downloadable video lesson to inspire your own teaching or let me do the instructing and follow along with your students!

Your Instructor

Jodi Burgholder
Jodi Burgholder

Hi, I'm Jodi!

I'm a former public school art teacher turned homeschool mama to my own four.

The visual arts are a huge source of joy for me and I want to pass that love of creating on to your kiddos.

I'm passionate about the role art can play in kid's lives! All kids can learn to value the arts and take joy and comfort in expressing themselves

I want to make teaching art easy and fun for you, no matter your background! Your kids can get quality art experiences right at home! You can join in to learn and create beside them or you can set them free. Either way, I'm behind you the whole way!

Course Curriculum

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