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Small altar of the dead


Discover the Mexican tradition around the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Provide space for intercultural rapprochement around the subject of death.
Make a small “altar” for Day of the Dead.

Age group

From 5 years old

Transport to the Altars of the Dead – 15 min
Guided tour – 30 min
Presentation of the animators and the activity – 5 min
Creation of the elements – 30 min
Conclusion  – 10 min
Transport to school  – 15 min

Materials (provided): Construction cardboard, glue sticks, stickers , scissors, sugar paste.

What are we doing there?

The activity begins with an explanation of this Mexican tradition. Later, the children will create a cardboard skull with the principle of symmetry, which they will decorate in the traditional Mexican way. They will also make paper flowers, sugary fruits, a small frame to stick a photo, and papel picado (cut paper). Children can take their small altar home or create a larger one with the group.

Skills developed
Pensée critique
Enrichissement de connaissance
Other activities of this workshop series:

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