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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hola Amigos! Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones who have passed. At Pretend City, we are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with vibrant, educational activities for little ones. Bring a photo of your loved one to add to our special Altar and partake in the celebration!

Time:    Morning Activities: Sensational Storytime @ 11:30am

Afternoon Activities: Language Lessons @ 3:30pm

  • Art Studio Sessions: Tissue Paper Marigolds > Marigolds (the ‘flower of the dead’) are often sprinkled on Mexican graves, as their sweet smell is believed to draw the deceased back to earth for the ‘dia de los muertos’.
  • Smart Art: Sugar Skulls > Colorful skulls are a symbol of Dia de los Muertos. During this art activity in Orange Plaza, your child will learn the history behind the sugar skulls and create their very own using rainbow colored felt pieces.
  • Sensational Story time (11:30am): I Remember Abuelito > It’s time to remember loved ones who have passed on from this life. This story, written by Janice Levy, talks about the different traditions of this celebration and how we can honor our deceased loved ones. After the story, children will make their very own butterfly to take home.
  • Language Lessons (3:30pm): Spanish Lesson > Join us in Orange Plaza for a mini Spanish lesson led by our partners at Portal Languages.

Play Partner: Consulate of Mexico de Santa Ana, Portal Languages

Grown-up Tip:  You don’t have to be Mexican to honor and celebrate the memory of departed loved ones on this special day. Visit this great LINK for more ideas for how to talk to your young children about death and dying.

RSVP: Not required

Fee: Included with admission

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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