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Day of the Dead coloring pages for adults and kids

We haven’t done any Day of the Dead activities on the site before, but we are about to change that for you all now! We have some wonderful Day of the Dead coloring pages for you; for both kids and adults. These are a perfect compliment to the wonderful colours, sights and sounds in the Day of the Dead celebrations (2nd November).

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a wonderful festival full of course - so we have some amazing coloring sheets to give to you today. Check them out. #adultcoloring #coloring #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is celebrated throughout Mexico, and isn’t the same as Halloween at all.

Some people mistakenly think that the two festivals are linked; however, they are very different both in style, and of course the day they are celebrated.

Day of the Dead is a two day festival, and is a celebration full of life, love and colour. Halloween is obviously over one night, and is really focused on the darker side of the dead.

Though, Day of the Dead is all about death, it’s focus is on paying respects, and showing love to those that have died within the family, both recently, and from many generations ago. It is a homage to deceased family members, designed to show them how much we love and respect everything they did for us while they were alive. And perhaps are still doing for us…..

UNESCO has even recognised The Day of the Dead as one its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity events; UNESCO cultural heritage recognition is not limited to sites, and cities, but extends to living expressions and tradition.

If you want to know a little bit more about the festival – why not take a look at this fantastic article from The National Geographic, which give a little more on the history, and the traditions of the Day of the Dead. It’ll really help to put the celebration into context while you do your coloring.

These coloring pages are, of course, another in our series of adult and children coloring that you can enjoy together. Why not take a look at some of the others that we have on the site, as well as having a peak at a couple of our halloween resources too?

To get the printables and coloring, just click on the image below.

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a wonderful festival full of course - so we have some amazing coloring sheets to give to you today. Check them out. #adultcoloring #coloring #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

If you are after some more Day of the Dead activities, and printables, then what about these?

  • Day of the Dead paper puppet template from Red Ted Art,
  • 10 crafts for the festival from Hodge Podge Craft,
  • Day of the Dead bread from Kid World Citizen, and what an amazing idea this is too,
  • Felt crafts for the festival from Crafts on Sea, and
  • Marigold craft for the Day of the Dead from Tinkerlab.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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