Day of the Dead Lesson for Kids


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The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2 in Mexico. What is another name for this holiday?

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1. Calaveras de azúcar are very popular with kids in Mexico. What is a calavera de azúcar?

2. What religious service is often held on or around the Day of the Dead?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do people do to celebrate Day of the Dead? What else is this holiday called? These are among the facts you can expect to be tested on when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you want to do well on this quiz, you will need to know the following:

  • Another name for the Day of the Dead holiday
  • What a 'calavera de azucar' and an 'ofrenda' are
  • Which religious service is held around this holiday
  • What activities people participate in to celebrate Day of the Dead

Skills Practiced

  • Understanding key ideas - show that you can define main terms, such as 'calavera de azucar' and 'ofrenda'
  • Remembering details - remember what else Day of the Dead is called
  • Learning practice - use what you know to identify the types of activities that are customary when celebrating Day of the Dead

Additional Learning

It is fun to learn about the customs and holidays of other cultures. You can learn more by using the lesson called Day of the Dead Lesson for Kids. Interesting details you will learn with this lesson include:

  • The Spanish term for Day of the Dead
  • How 'calaveras de azucar' look
  • What people who celebrate Day of the Dead believe
  • What types of items are placed out on this holiday to honor those who have died