Guatemalan Crafts and Activities for Kids

 Here are some fun Guatemalan crafts, activities and printables that you can enjoy making to with your children to celebrate Guatemalan’s independence on September 15th or any day. Making these kid-friendly Guatemala crafts is a great way for kids to learn more about Guatemala’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

Over at 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  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 .

Hispanic Heritage month Guatemalan crafts for kids to celebrate Guatemalan's independence day!

Celebrate Guatemala’s Independence Day with these free party printables. The set includes cake banner, cupcake toppers, and cupcakes liners with the national symbols, flag and colors of Guatemala.

Guatemala independence day free party printabes, activities, crafts and ideas

To celebrate Guatemala’s independence day we usually make some of our favorite Guatemalan traditional dishes. Here are some traditional Guatemalan recipes that you can try. 

Traditional Guatemalan Recipes

If you crave traditional Guatemalan foods, add these delicious recipes to your menu. They are the perfect touch for a Día de La Independencia party or as a show-and-tell recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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7 thoughts on “Guatemalan Crafts and Activities for Kids”

  1. I just founded your blog.! and its very interesting. On one thing, I want say: The spelling of Tecun Uman, does not have “H”.
    Since this name its not Spanish, the most common accepted spelling are: Tekum Umam, Tecun Uman, Tecum Umam.
    The name comes from the K’iche’ language and its meaning more or less is: “Black butterfly, grandson of”.

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  3. Hi,

    I am a Spanish Teacher, kindergarten – fourth grade. This year we are learning about Guatemala. We are a public school but want to include a song, craft, book…. in my teaching in order to teach the students about Guatemalan Christmas. Any ideas would be helpful.



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