Los Dias de Los Muertos, or the Days of the Dead is a highly celebrated holiday in Mexico. Mexicans do not view the dead, or symbols of the dead as somber or frightening, as many people in the United States do. Rather, they believe in a happy or joyous after-life and they believe that on the Days of the Dead, their departed loved ones return for a visit. They welcome and honor them. They love to decorate with skeletons and often make things such as bread, candy, and toys in that look like skeletons.
In this project, the 2nd graders used Crayola Air Dry Clay to make their own skeletons and then they decorated them as they learned about this fun Mexican tradition.