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Hispanic Heritage Month

Colorín Colorado salutes the rich history of Hispanic culture with games, books, activities, and fun! Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, is a great way to celebrate a family legacy and expose students to world traditions. Don't forget, though, that many of these resources can be used all year round!

Explore the following:

  • Fun activities — Send an encouraging e-card to a student you know. Read great kids' books about Latino culture. Play word games in Spanish. Download a poster. Enjoy!
  • Information — About Latino cultures and values, plus many resources to help your English language learners (ELLs) get ahead.
  • Ready-to-use — From webcasts & podcasts to toolkits and sampler packs, these resources help PreK-12 educators.
  • More resources — Find links to other organizations and resources to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fun activities


Share a great kid's book

Find books from our Hispanic Heritage booklists that you and your children are sure to enjoy. Also, take a look at this Hispanic Heritage booklist for young adults from!

Colorín Colorado crossword for Hispanic Heritage Month Colorín Colorado word search for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Puzzles

These fun puzzles will make great activities to complement your cultural celebrations this month!*

Send an e-card

Send an e-card!

Send a free e-card to a child, friend, or colleague to let them know you're thinking about them. This beautiful e-card was created for Colorín Colorado by David Diaz, the Caldecott Medal winning illustrator of Stormy Night and other favorites. To learn about the meaning of the endearing saying that's on the card, click here.

Five fun sheets

Five fun sheets

Print out these activity sheets, available in English and Spanish, to encourage kids to have fun with words and letters! Simply click on the PDF files below to download, read, or print the activity sheets.*

AFT poster

Download a poster

Download this illustrative poster* from the American Federation of Teachers. It depicts the many contributions of Hispanic Americans, and includes suggested classroom activities (PreK-12) for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage flyer

Download a flyer

Download this flyer* about Colorín Colorado's Hispanic Heritage Month resources (428 KB PDF). Feel free to reproduce and share!



More resources and links

This updated list of links features a wide variety of Hispanic Heritage Month resources for all ages!

Background Information

Biographies and Books

Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans

Grades K-5

Grades 6-12

Multimedia Resources

* To view this file, you'll need a copy of Acrobat Reader. Most computers already have it installed. If yours does not, you can download it now.