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10 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Growing up as a very Americanized Latina I have always struggled to really learn about my culture.  With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and three boys whom I am trying to raise to love and appreciate their culture, I  am not leaving it up to the schools to teach my kids all about the cultures and histories of our Hispanic Heritage.  We are celebrating the histories and cultures of our Hispanic Heritage at home.  From crafts to stories, I am embracing our culture and sharing passed down traditions with my boys.

National Hispanic Heritage month September 15 until October 15. 

medium_4056781369photo Lucy Nieto

10 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Papeles Picado Craft

The festive and traditional Mexican cut papers are simple and beautiful papeles picados. Use colorful paper folded in half, quarters, eighths, cone style, fan style… the creativity can be all your own. Use scissors to create designed patterns and unfold to reveal. Hang on a string with tape.

El Dia de la Raza

Celebrate The Day of the Race or El Dia de la Raza theat is observed in Latin America and Mexico on October 12. The day of celebration about Latin nationalities.  Learning about the history of Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Cultural Folktales

Give storytime a latin flair with cultural stories to spark your child’s interest.  Check out these suggested Latin American Folktales from What do we do all day.

Family Tree

Take a look at your family tree and discover stories from ancestors.  A great place to start is talking to grandparents about their family and traditions they have carried on.

Iconic Hispanics

Focus a day on one iconic Hispanic in history.  Learn about Frida Kahlo or Cesar Chavez to commemorate their achievements and how they have impacted our lives today.

Show Your Pride

Learn about Latin flags and make one of your own to celebrate where your family derived.

Mexican Dishes 

Try new dishes derived from the Hispanic Culture.  Buñuelos, tamales, lechon, flan, the possibilities are endless and delicious.

Música Latino

Music not only tells stories it inspires creativity and brings enjoyment.  Try playing a range of Latin music from salsa, conjunto, mambo… and learn the different sounds that come along with it.

Spanish Speaking

Add a few simple words around the house by labeling items.  For example: refrigerator – refrigerador, trash can – bote de basura,  bathroom – baño.  The more you label and the more you encourage your family to repeat the words in Spanish the easier it is to remember. Make it a fun interactive way to learn Spanish words.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with a homemade papier-mâche piñata fill it with goodies and take the kids outdoors to celebrate.  We love the easy to diy pinata from Simply Notable.

Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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