I recently attended a workshop at Cheekwood all about El Dia de los Muertos. It was super fun and I thought I'd try some of the projects with my kiddos. I've always wanted to teach a Day of the Dead lesson but never felt like I had all the facts right...and now I feel pretty good about it..hence all the fun DOD projects.Enjoy!
2nd Grade Barriletes
Barriletes is the tradition of flying kites on November 1st. The kites serve as a symbolic connection to departed loved ones. The kites are believed to help guide their spirits back to their families for El Dia de los Muertos.
4th Grade Barriletes
More Information about Barriletes:
"In Sumpango, Guatemala, a unique tradition has developed. For months, groups work to build giant kites. The kites frames are made of bamboo and the kites themselves are made of tissue paper. The designs are incredibly intricate and often hold a political message."