Elementary Activities for the Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is just around the corner. It is from September 15 to October 15. 

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

It honors the contributions of Hispanic Americans in all Latin American countries. During this month, they share the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic Americans of the past or present.

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So, have you already prepared any fun activities for your kiddos? If not, don't fret! I've got you covered. If you are teaching from 3rd to 5th grade or even 6th, and you want them to practice their research skills using a NO PREP activity, try this print-and-go Two Truths and One Lie worksheet.

Why is this worksheet helpful?

  • Your students love to guess! Oops! Let's admit. We all enjoy guessing games from time to time. Before the research, you can ask, "Which one do you think is a lie?" It's fun to see the look on their faces while trying to find out which one is the false statement.
  • They learn to gather information and research facts from provided sources. And speaking of sources, I have listed some safe and reputable websites/Youtube links that may be helpful during the research.
  • Research is essential for students. It introduces new ideas and raises awareness on important issues, such as injustice, gender inequality, or racism.
  • I have included 15 famous Hispanic people in this worksheet, including Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ellen Ochoa.

Suppose you have early elementary students and want to incorporate some games while tackling Hispanic Heritage Month. In that case, you can try this Magic Flashlight activity that involves a magic flashlight (of course). It is a Boom Cards™ activity where:
    • Students use the magic flashlight to find the person.
  • When they click on it, they will be taken to the next card that contains the background information of that person, such as his/her occupation, birthday, and education.
  • In the end, there are 10 multiple-choice questions that students will answer to see if they remember what they've learned.
This Boom Cards™ digital activity is fun because you can easily use it in the classroom or even in the comfort of your own home, whether homeschooling or having online classes. Boom Cards™ is also self-checking, so students can work independently or with less supervision. Click here if you want to play the first 4 cards of this deck.

So, there you have it. If you are looking for fun and fantastic activities for Hispanic Heritage Month, you can use the following activities and let me know how it goes! I hope you have an excellent class!

Talk soon.

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