Educational resources from the National Hispanic Cultural Center

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Looking for fun, family-friendly, bilingual activities to celebrate Hispanic culture? Check out our selection of activities!



Social Studies Activities

Culture and History


Mundos de Mestizaje

Make a Fresco


Hands on Cultura

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.

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.

GO WHERE YOU'RE NEEDED

Do you know someone who… 

… wants to make a difference in their community?

… loves performing arts and art education?

… has experience in business development or program coordination?

… wants to help support visual artists continue their work?

Then send them this application to join the
National Hispanic Cultural Center’s AmeriCorps team today!

Members serve as full-time volunteers for one year and receive a living allowance along with other service benefits. All applications must be submitted through the My AmeriCorps website. For questions or more information contact Annette.Lujan@state.nm.us.