My third grade students are continuing to learn about the arts and crafts of other cultures. So, for October they are studying El Dia De Los Muertos. We discuss the significance of the holiday, its history and any personal connections the students can make to their own celebrations. As part of that discussion we watch a short video, read aloud a book and make our own sugar skulls from model magic. Once my students finish decorating the skulls they may choose to write the name of a departed loved on on the bottom as a remembrance for that person.
You may find the lesson plan at my Studio SmART shop at this link: Sugar Skulls Lesson