Hands on Cultura
Join us at home or on the go, using these wonderfully accessible activities for learners of all ages.
How Museums Work
What is a Museum! | ¿Qué es un Museo?
Learn about museums with this wonderful bilingual activity that focuses on planning, designing, and building a model museum out of recycled materials.
The Collection Connection! | ¡La conexión con una colección!
Practice your curatorial skills in this bilingual activity, which explores an important element of museum work: curating.
Ask a Curator—Jadira Gurulé
Learn more about the curatorial process from an NHCC Art Museum Exhibition Curator: Jadira Gurulé! This interview can be enjoyed on its own or as a supplement to the How Museums Work lesson plan series.
Inspired by Artists
Make a Piñata Mural or Sculpture! | ¡Haz una Piñata/Escultura!
Inspired by artist Justin Favela, this bilingual activity guides learners of all ages through the process of making a piñata mural or sculpture.
Make a Collage! | ¡Haga un Collage!
Inspired by artist Valerie Roybal, this bilingual activity focuses on making collages and exploring different collage-making techniques.
This collection of lesson plans explores a wide range of holiday traditions and celebrations from a variety of regions and cultures!
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS | DAY OF THE DEAD
Make a Tapete! | ¡Haz un Tapete!
The bilingual activity Make a Tapete! | ¡Haz un Tapete! explores the tradition of making tapetes de arena (colorful artworks made out of sand) which are most commonly found in Oaxaca, México.
Make Barriletes! | ¡Hacer barriletes!
This bilingual activity focuses on the Guatemalan Festival de Barriletes Gigantes and guides you through the process of making your own barrilete, or kite.
Draw a Myth/Legend! | ¡Dibuja un mito/leyenda!
This bilingual activity, centered around La Calabiuza, an El Salvadoran celebration, provides information about three El Salvadoran myths and legends and guides you through the process of brainstorming and drawing your own myth or legend.
DÍA DE LOS REYES | DÍA DE LOS REYES MAGOS | THREE KINGS’ DAY
Make a Crown! | ¡Hagan una corona!
This bilingual activity explores Día de los Reyes or Día de los Reyes Magos (three kings’ day), also known as the Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 6th across Latin America, in Spain, and by Latinx communities around the world. Follow the procedure to make your own crown and learn more about the celebration.
VALENTINE’S DAY | DÍA DE SAN VALENTÍN
NHCC Valentine’s Day Mad Lib!
Brought to you by the NHCC Visual Arts Department, this Valentine’s Day Mad Lib is a fun activity to try with at least two people.
Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Card! | ¡Tarjeta Emergente de San Valentín!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this bilingual card-making activity.