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Day of the Dead Coloring Pages in Spanish (Free Printables)

These Day of the Dead printables are the perfect activity to teach your kids about Día de los Muertos in Spanish!

Keep reading to find out how to get your free Day of the Dead printables in Spanish, but first, let’s learn a little bit more about the history of Day of the Dead!

Day of the Dead Printables in Spanish

 A brief history of Day of the Dead

Day of the dead is often mistaken for what, here in the U.S. we know as Halloween. However, Día de los Muertos, is in fact, very different.

Day of the Dead originates over 3000 years ago during the Aztec empire. For the entire month of August, they worshiped and laid out sacrifices for Mictecacihuatl, the Aztec queen of the underworld and protector of the dead.

The Spanish conquistadores witnessed this celebration and, over time, began combining parts of Day of the Dead with the Catholic holiday, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. 

The merging of these two holidays has transformed over the years to today’s celebration of the Day of the Dead, where Mexicans celebrate and rejoice life for two days. It is a happy time when the living and deceased loved ones are reunited once again.

During the two-day celebration of life, there are many parades, decorated ofrendas, gravesite visits, colorful decorations, and lots of traditional Mexican food.

Related: 80+ Day of the Dead Quotes in Spanish

Activities you can do to go along with these Day of the Dead Printables

  • Watch Coco on Disney +.

    Coco is Lennox, and I’s new favorite Disney movie. The animations are excellent, and the songs even better! It also explains the concept of Dia de Los Muertos perfectly! **Don’t forget to set your audio source to Spanish so your kiddos can get some language practice too!

  • Color away with these four adorable coloring pages! 


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Enjoy these activities! We will be spending our day watching Coco! ¡Feliz día de los muertos!

Day of the Dead printables in Spanish


Thursday 14th of October 2021

These are super cute! My kids are still a little too small for these, but we make sure they do dia de muertos every year to honor their ancestors ;) I'll be coming back to these in future years!


Thursday 4th of November 2021

That's awesome, Dawn! It is such a fun and cultural experience. I hope you do come back for the free Día de los Muertos printables!