Fun Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Children

During my first few months living in the United States, the terms “Hispanic” or “Latina” felt so foreign to me.  ¡Yo era ecuatoriana y punto!  But the more I discovered my local Spanish speaking community and its dreams and struggles, I knew that was where I belonged.

I was a Latina.

As a mom raising bilingual and bicultural kids, Hispanic Heritage Month is an exciting time to celebrate cultura with my kiddos.  This celebration where we acknowledge the contributions that Latinos have made to our country is a great opportunity to teach my kiddos about our heritage while appreciating the uniqueness of others.

Fun Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your Children. 

Read Books

One of my favorite ways to teach heritage to my children is through books. They are great resources to spark conversations and connection. The following 40 children’s picture books are great ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. You can also travel around Latin America in Bilingual Books.

Sing Songs

It is interesting to me how nursery rhymes preserve a culture that spans generations while contributing the foundational skills children need in their oral development. If you are teaching Spanish to your children, these 15 traditional nursery rhymes are great resources for language acquisition. Make sure to check out these Disney songs in Spanish. You will enjoy learning these classic songs in Spanish, and if you also grew up watching the Spanish version, I bet the songs would take you to the fun memories of your childhood!

Watch Movies

Introduce your children to the children’s shows that kids in Latin America grew up with. Also, I am loving this list of movies originally written in Spanish or movies that feature Hispanic culture.

Attend Festivals

Hispanic Heritage month is a special time to celebrate the richness of our heritage with neighbors. From parades to concerts, find events happening in and around town for your family to enjoy. If you live in Raleigh, make sure to check out these Hispanic Heritage Month Events for Raleigh Families.

Enjoy Food

Food may be my family’s favorite way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic cuisine is so delicious and diverse so you will have fun learning about our culture and history while enjoying new dishes and flavors. Start trying these 10 Latino desserts. My favorite is Arroz con Leche! Learn how to make it here.  And don’t forget to check out this thirty days of delicious Latin food recipes with the participation of Latina food bloggers that will inspire you to cook yummy latino recipes for Hispanic Heritage.

What is your favorite way to celebrate Hispanic heritage Month?


Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2017 | Multicultural Kid BlogsWe are so excited for our sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway!  Through the month (September 15 – October 15), you’ll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!

September 15
Embracing Diversity on Multicultural Kid Blogs: 10 Fun Facts About Dominican Republic

September 19
Hispanic Mama

September 21
Spanish Mama

September 22
Mundo Lanugo

September 25
Spanish Playground

September 26
All Done Monkey

September 27
Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

September 29
Pura Vida Moms on Multicultural Kid Blogs

October 2
Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes on Multicultural Kid Blogs

October 5
Spanglish House

October 6
Mama Tortuga

Don’t miss all of the great posts from previous years as well: 20122013201420152016

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

Giveaway begins September 15 and goes through October 15, 2017. Enter below for a chance to win one of these amazing prize packages! Some prizes have shipping restrictions. In the event that a winner lives outside the designated shipping area, that prize will then become part of the following prize package. For more information, read our full giveaway rules.

Grand Prize

From Mariana Iranzi: A digital copy of her new CD Primavera
From Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: A print copy of Cántale a tu bebé with music download – US Shipping Only
From 123 Andrés: A copy of the CD Arriba Abajo (digital copy if outside the US)
From Spanish Playground: Set of books, crafts, and toys from Latin America – US Shipping Only
From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In… books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire – US Shipping Only
From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US)
From World Music with Daria: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Musical Craft and Coloring E-Book
From Gus on the Go: Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) & single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app
From Lectura Para Niños: A set of printable little readers, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. Designed to last the entire school year, with one new book each week plus several review weeks included throughout the set

1st Prize

From Mariana Iranzi: A digital copy of her new CD Primavera
From Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: A print copy of Cántale a tu bebé with music download – US Shipping Only
From 123 Andrés: A copy of the CD Arriba Abajo (digital copy if outside the US)
From Spanish Playground: Set of books, crafts, and toys from Latin America – US Shipping Only
From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In… books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire – US Shipping Only
From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US)
From World Music with Daria: Set of maracas and a Spanish fan – US Shipping Only
From Gus on the Go: Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) & single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app

2nd Prize

From Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: A print copy of Cántale a tu bebé with music download – US Shipping Only
From 123 Andrés: A copy of the CD Uno, Dos, Tres, Andrés! (digital copy if outside the US)
From Spanish Playground: Set of books, crafts, and toys from Latin America – US Shipping Only
From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In… books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire – US Shipping Only
From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US)
From Lee and Low Books: Martí’s Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertadRainbow Weaver/Tejedora del arcoírisMamá the Alien/Mamá la extraterresteMarisol McDonald and the Monster/Marisol McDonald y el monstruo – US Shipping Only

3rd Prize

From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In… books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire – US Shipping Only
From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US)
From Sarah Aroeste: A copy of the new Ladino/English bilingual picture book Ora de Despertar/Time to Wake Up – US Shipping Only

Bonus Prizes

We are giving away an extra copy of the CD Mundo Verde/Green World from Mister G (US Shipping Only) and up to 10 digital downloads of this brand new album: Watch a video of the title track!

 

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