"Dia de los Muertos is the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us. We've put their photos on the ofrenda so their spirits can cross over." –Abuelita, Coco
Popular in Mexico and increasingly abroad, Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a time in which festivities unfold in color and joy, demonstrating love and respect for deceased family members. The ofrenda, built in private homes and cemeteries, welcome returning spirits with offerings of food, drink, family photos and candles.
The Coco Make Your Own Ofrenda Printable Activity is a fun way to engage your child in this beautiful tradition. Inspired by the Disney and Pixar film, Coco, the activity includes colorful picture frames, marigold garland, calavera (sugar skull) cookie stencils and stickers, and banners. Easy to follow step-by-step directions and materials lists are included. Kids 6+. Adult supervision required (use of scissors).
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