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    Día de los Reyes Magos
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    One traditional holiday that just passed on January 6th is Día de los Reyes Magos (Kings Day). A traditional recipe of bread with candied fruits is made and a baby is hidden inside. Whoever gets the piece of bread w/ the baby has to host a party on Feb. 2. Some people hide a bean inside too and whoever gets that has to bring the drinks. Here's a web site w/ a picture of the bread: http://www.inside-mexico.com/cocinarosca.htm

    I'm not saying you'd want to make the bread, but you could always make piñatas, maracas or papel picado with your class. Papel picado is the tissue paper rectangles with pictures cut out on them. They're hung on a string and can be used to decorate your classroom or a hallway.

    Another tradition in Mexico around Christmas time is Las Posadas. You could have your class make construction paper lanterns and read about it. Tommie DePaola has a book out about Las Posadas.

    Hopefully this has helped. If you need more ideas just write back.



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