Today, September 15th, Guatemala celebrates it’s independence day. Here are some fun activities and printables that you can enjoy making with your children so they can learn more about Guatemala, it’s culture and it’s history.
Photo from DLK’s Crafts for Kids
Quetzal Toilet Paper Roll Craft from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids. Love this cute craft of Guatemala’s national bird, the beautiful quetzal.
Photo from Denna’s Ideas
These super cute cupcakes from Dena’s Ideas are great way to celebrate Guatemala’s Independence in a festive way and sweet way! Check out her blog, there are other cute ideas and I just love her crafts.
Image: Monja Blanca printable coloring page from MiBlogChapin.com
Over at MiBlogChapin.com you can find lots of printable coloring pages of all the national symbols including Guatemala’s national bird: El Quetzal, Guatemala’s national flower: The Monja Blanca, Guatemala’s national hero Tecún Umán, Guatemala’s traditional instrument: The Marimba, Guatemala’s national tree: The Ceiba and Guatemala’s flag and coat of arms.
Photo: Denna’s Ideas
This cute and festive guatemalan inspired centerpiece, another beautiful creation by Denna’s Ideas, is the perfect decoration for a Guatemalan Independence Party!
I loved flying paper kites when I was a little kid in Guatemala so I was very excited to find this DYI paper kite idea at 4CrazyKigs.com. If you want an easier option you can buy a kit for making the kite at The Drachen Foundation Online Store. This is also a great idea for the Day of the Dead.
Photo: Denna’s Ideas
These guatemalan paper flags or banners are a great decoration for a classroom or a Guatemalan inspired fiesta. Another great craft from Denna’s Ideas! She has even included the printable patterns for these so go and check them out!
Worksheet and image from Denna’s Ideas
Here is a printable activity sheet that includes information about Guatemala’s Independence as well as a Guatemala word search. This is just perfect for a classroom activity. Grab it from Denna’s Ideas here .