Classroom sized Tapetes (sand paintings using transparencies, gel glue and colored sand)
For this, they offered a template to lay under the transparency, but I drew my own calaca (skeleton) having fun (bottom)!!
Barrilete (paper kites from Guatemala)
These are great for teaching radial symmetry!
I discovered it is better (and less work) to leave the center in the paper plate because it didn't matter to me if they actually flew like a kite.
Combine Papel Picado (cut paper-snowflake style) into your kite design!
And of course the Sugar Skulls.
I have done paper and sugar cookie "sugar skulls" with my kindergarten students, but have never been brave enough to use actual sugar ones. These ones are tiny, think have the size of your computer mouse.
The imagery for this fiesta is fun and whimsical! I hope it inspires you to create a unit that explores this interesting culture phenomenon.