Resources to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Kids

by Melanie Edwards on September 15, 2010 · 17 comments

in Puerto Rico


Today is the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Unlike other heritage months, where an actual calendar month is dedicated, Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 – October 15 each year. This year’s theme is “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America” and because my husband and I are big on our daughter learning about her heritage this is a great chance for us to expose her even more to her Latina half.

There are several events happening locally to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Orlando, as I’m sure there are in many other cities across the nation. I’d also like to do some learning activities at home with her and will check with her preschool if they are planning to include anything in their curriculum during this next month. Of course, there are plenty of sites with activities, lesson plans, and information to help me celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with my preschooler. Here’s a few you can browse.

12 Resources to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Kids

Lessons for Hispanic Heritage Month from Education World

Offers 12 activities to begin exploring Hispanic heritage. A brief description of each activity is provided, along with the appropriate grade-level.

Hispanic Heritage Month Resources from Colorín Colorado

Provides activities, information, ready-to-use tools, as well as lesson plans and book ideas.

Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Books for Children and Teens

Lists a variety of reading lists, award-winning books, and articles featuring books for children and teens that focus on Hispanic and Latino heritage and other themes.

Hispanic-Heritage Resources for Teachers (or parents)

Though this site was written with teachers in mind, any parent can use the lesson plans, printables, activities, and references provided.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage on

Includes various activities, ideas, and recipes featuring characters – perfect for preschoolers.

Hispanic Heritage Month Book List on PBS

List of Spanish-language or bilingual books to share with your child.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Maya & Miguel on PBS Kids

Celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States with Maya & Miguel of PBS Kids.

Hispanic Heritage Month Party on Playhouse Disney

Throw a party to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Handy Manny! Page includes recipes, games, activities, and party checklists.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage from Scholastic

Information on Latinos in history, famous Latinos, and Hispanics in the Americas.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Activities from Crayola

Coloring pages, crafts, and ecards to enjoy with your children.

Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources from Smithsonian Education

Lots of resources, including information on carnivals and masks, Latino families, music, and art.

Hispanic Heritage Free Resources from Gale

Includes Spanish-language eBooks and a range of resources to help users study and celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

Do you plan to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your child(ren)? What are some activities you plan to do?

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Angelica Perez September 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Melanie, this list is AWESOME! Thank you so much! I home school my little girl from Thursdays to Sundays, so this list of resources is going to be really helpful this month. You are so good at findings things online! Thanks!


modernmami September 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

You’re very welcome! Hope you and her enjoy doing some of the activities. 🙂


Rachel White September 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

This is awesome! Thanks Melanie!


modernmami September 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Enjoy! 🙂


Young And Fabulous September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I agree with Angelica, you are very good at finding things and awesome resources! Kudos to you and your hubby for really taking the time to expose your daughter to her Latino heritage. She’s very lucky!


modernmami September 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Thanks so much. We really do want her to learn about both his and my culture, which partially make up who she is, along with her growing up in America.


Monica September 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Great links, Melanie! I applaud your choice of topic today!


modernmami September 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Gracias! Heading over to read your post too. 🙂


VivirLatino September 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Gracias for these links. Good list!!!


Debbie@Invisible Heartstrings September 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Wow, this is a very good resource. My dad is Polish and he went out of his way to share his heritage with us. But he didn’t have the internet to find all this cool stuff. Thanks!


modernmami September 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm

LOL It’s so much easier now with so many easy-to-access resources, right?


Latinaish September 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for this great list of links, Mel. I linked you! 🙂


modernmami September 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Awesome! I’ll be sure to check it out. Thanks!


Roxana A. Soto September 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Another excellent list of resources, Mel! Thanks for posting!


Eren Mckay September 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Excellent list of resources for teaching kids Hispanic heritage! Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings ?,


Maura Wall Hernandez September 17, 2010 at 1:06 am

Fantastic resources! Thanks for posting all these activities – I definitely will be doing some of them with my nieces and nephews!


Marcela Beatty September 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Great list!!!


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