DISCOVERING MEXICO – Multicultural Education Series by Hayes School Publishing Co – H-MC103R

WELCOME TO MEXICO BULLETIN BOARD

  1. Cover the bulletin board with yellow paper (for sky). Cover the bottom of the bulletin board with brown paper (for dirt).
  2. Reproduce, color, cut out, and assemble the Mexican boy (page 3), girl (page 3), star pinata (page 4), and donkey pinata (page 4), and staple them onto the bulletin board.
  3. Print the “Fiesta” message on this page (optional: You may add a decorative
    Mexican border) onto white construction paper. Staple the “Fiesta” message to the bulletin board.
  4. Make letters that say “Welcome to Mexico” and staple the words onto the bulletin board.

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity

FIESTA!

• Fiesta means “feast day” in Spanish.
• At a fiesta, people eat lots of good food, have parades, fireworks, music, dancing and pinatas!
• A fiesta may be given to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, baptisms, holidays, etc.

FIESTA MEXICAN BOY AND GIRL

Enlarge the Mexican boy and girl on an overhead projector and then trace or enlarge on a copy machine.

Table of Contents

BULLETIN BOARD
Welcome to Mexico Bulletin Board – 2
Mexican Boy and Girl – 3
Donkey and Star Pinatas – 4

INTRODUCING MEXICO
Mystery Travel Box – 5
Where Is Mexico? – 5
Mexico Display – 6
Read About Mexico – 6
Bullfighter Big Book – 6

LANGUAGE ARTS
Traffic Light Practice (days of the week) – 8
Spanish Months of the Year Flip Book – 8
Let’s Talk Spanish Sentence Strips – 9
Clay Pot Word Cards – 10
Spanish Rhymes – 11

LITERATURE
Borreguita and the Coyote – 12
I Speak English for my Mom – 13
Treasure Nap – 14

SOCIAL STUDIES
Mexican Costumes – 15
Clay Pottery – 17
Mexican Murals – 17
Boy’s Mexican Costume – 18
Girl’s Mexican Costume – 18
Aztec Calendar – 19
Matadors and Bullfights – 20

MEXICAN HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS
Day of the Three Kings (January 6) – 21
Day of the Three Kings Bean Cake – 21
Day of the Three Kings Crown – 22
San Antonio Abad (January 17) – 22
Dia de la Cruz (May 3) – 22
Columbus Day (October 12) – 23
Christopher Columbus and Ship – 23
Los Angelitos (October 30) – 29
Festival of the Dead Skeleton (November 2) – 29
Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) – 31
Las Posadas (December 16) – 31
Night of the Radishes (December 23) – 33

ARTS AND CRAFTS
Paper cut Pictures – 35
Los Negros Mask – 35
Yarn Pictures – 38
Horn Combs – 38
Painted Tin Ornaments – 40
Papier-Mache Piggy Bank – 40

MATHEMATICS
Colored Glitter Dough Spanish Hats – 41
Miniature Spanish Number Book – 41
Chocolate Mexicano (Mexican Hot Chocolate) – 43
Arroz Mexicano (Mexican Rice) – 43

SCIENCE
Monarch Butterfly Migration (September 14) – 44
Sparkling Glitter Butterflies – 44
Monarch Caterpillar to Butterfly Wheel – 44

MUSIC
Spanish Songs – 45

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Mexican Pinata Game – 45
Spanish Literature Listing – 48
Bibliography – 48

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