These activities provide multiple ways for your class to delve into a study of Hispanic and Latino culture.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Students will explore Hispanic Heritage with educational activities like creating Carnival masks and using Aztec numerals.
Here are 30 creative classroom ideas to help you and your students celebrate!
Articles and Interviews
A special Hispanic Heritage Month report by Scholastic Kid Reporters
Grolier Online shares Puerto Rico's geological formations, climate, resources, plant and animal life, and human population.
When author Pam Muñoz Ryan was growing up, there was no Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long commemoration received federal recognition in 1988, when Ryan was 37. It has grown in popularity since.
Students learn about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and create self-portraits while considering the question, "What is important to you?"
Students will write brief bios about Cesar Chavez and create their own "Si se puede" posters to commemorate Chavez's achievements.
With this lesson, students are introduced to the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, while learning about the human skeleton.
Students read books to learn about the cultural tradition of Mexican paper cutting, and then use their math skills to make ABAB patterns.
Use these web resources to prepare a lesson or unit about the cultures and history of Mexico.
This collection of book lists and web resources provides lesson plan ideas, interactive student activities, handy print-outs, and more.
Students learn about one of the largest cultural groups in the United States, Hispanic Americans. This lesson includes a brief overview of the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the world.
Students learn about one of the largest cultural groups in the United States, Hispanic Americans, through several online learning activities.
Older students learn about one of the largest cultural groups in the United States, Hispanic Americans, including their traditions and major contributions they have made.
Take a tour of Mexico in your classroom with reading and online activities, writing prompts, and Spanish language learning.
Students celebrate Mexican culture by making tortillas, liquado (fruit juice), traditional Mexican crafts, and more.
Choose from Mexico-themed craft ideas like skeleton puppets and Frida Kahlo styled self-portraits.
Hispanic Heritage Month Printables
Have students act out this play, which is part of a longstanding tradition of folktales in Mexican culture.
Recommended resources, nonfiction books, and picture books for teaching young children about the arts, culture, crafts, history, and geography of Mexico.
This teacher-created book list includes tips for using these books in your classroom.
These picture books, chapter books, and novels for grades PreK through 12 will engage your students as they learn about Hispanic and Spanish cultures around the world.