Hispanic Heritage Month is almost here! There is so much I want to do with my kids to celebrate our heritage. Hispanic Heritage month is September 15-October 15. It’s important for me to not only celebrate our roots with my kids, but also to expose them to other cultures, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Since my family is bicultural, I take this time to really share our hispanic heritage with food recipes, crafts for the kids, and fun family activities. We like to share my family’s traditions and delicious food with my husband’s family, who didn’t grow up with them. I take great pride in sharing a little piece of myself, and I hope my kids will someday share it as well.
Living in California, where there’s a huge Mexican community, made celebrating much easier. There were many parades, festivals, and school celebrations to be a part of. Now that we live on the east coast, the celebrations are much different and far from the area we live. I realize I am not the only parent who may be feeling this way.
I try to do as much with my kids to expose them to various cultures and traditions. My kids may not be fluently bilingual in Spanish and English, but we do spend a lot of time singing songs, watching TV shows, and listening to others speak — all in Spanish.
Consider exposing your children to Hispanic Heritage Month and create your own celebration with the following activities:
How will you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?
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