When it comes to sharing my Mexican culture with my kids, I make it a point to include activities and fun reading books that they can reflect on. Day of the dead is no different than any other holiday we celebrate in our family. We like to get in to themed foods, crafts and of course bedtime stories. We spend a lot of time talking about our deceased relatives though my kids are still too young to understand. Luckily I’ve found a variety of books that share what Day of the Dead is all about.
Now that my son is in kindergarten, I find that the stories with the not-so-scary sugar skull are the best. It’s important to find not so scary books that are helpful when educating my kids every year on Dia de los Muertos. Celebrating life and death is what Dia de los Muertos is all about. It helps if there is an activity or craft that goes along with our books. Most of the books we’ve found are perfect for pre-k and kindergarten to explore Day of the Dead.
Consider learning about Day of the Dead with your Kindergartener with these 13 books.
How do you teach your kids about your culture?
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