Celebrate Dia de los Muertos: Create your own animal mask activity

Dia de los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives and friends for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31st to November 2nd.

Download our activity to learn more about this important holiday, Salinas River NWR, and our local animal ancestors! And make your very own Dia de los Muertos animal mask!

Learn about animals at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Make your own animal masks using paper and crayons.

You can share your creativity by sending photos of your animal mask to us at watershedwatchers@sfbayws.org.

⮇ Click here to download the handout (PDF 3.8 MB) ⮇

Download the handout (PDF 3.8 MB)

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society in partnership with the Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge thank you for participating in this program in the comfort of your home. During these times it is important that we have fun and creative quality time with our family and loved ones, and we hope this at-home activity provides you with such an opportunity.

These educational activities are brought to you by the Watershed Watchers program under Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program. In order to keep the habitats and wildlife healthy, we must also keep our watersheds healthy. For more ideas on how to keep your local watersheds and habitats healthy for all of us, visit www.mywatershedwatch.org.