Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

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 AdLit.org!


Hispanic Heritage Puzzles

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


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 Nightand other favorites.


Five fun sheets

Print out these activity sheets 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.


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

Featured resources

Share My Lesson's Hispanic Heritage Resource Page

Use this curated collection of K-12 lessons and resources to commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-Americans and engage students in thinking critically about the broader Latino experience in the U.S.


These classroom resources from the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The website also includes audio, video, online exhibits, and collections of primary source documents.

Grades K-5

Grades 6-12

Multimedia Resources