I’m not here to bombard you with my Day of the Dead activities because there’s been SO many great ones this month I could never top them!
However, I have a little idea to add to your DDLM tool box.
This year, I went to my local party store looking for props for class. It was at the end of September, and they were gearing up for Halloween. I luckily found a Day of the Dead themed section, and I found these awesome face tattoos! They were fairly cheap (originally $2.00, but my party store offers a teacher discount!) and quick to apply (about 20 minutes).
Students loved seeing me wearing the masks today, and several students who weren’t mine were talking about it. I was so pleased when my own students could tell the others what my costume was! I’ve also decided I need to make more of a commitment and get a dress and find a similar hat to La Catrina’s.
I’ve also begun to think about how I couple possible use this in the future: on the first day of school, for my yearbook picture (last year I had my sombrero in my picture), etc. The possibilities are endless!