The ofrenda is a huge part of the Day of the Dead. It is an altar or shine dedicated to a deceased loved one and reflects their unique interests. It may have their favorite foods, games and toys. Candles, papel picado, sugar skulls, flowers, water, a plate with salt, incense and photos of the person are also present. These ofrendas are very vibrant and colorful.
Take a look at these guides for some examples on how to make your ofrenda.
Research your person so you know what to include in your class’s ofrenda.
Your ofrenda MUST include:
1.) Date of birth and date of death
2.) 3 interesting facts
3.) 3 pictures/paintings by that person
4.) Where is he/she from?
Now collaborate on your team’s Google Doc to decide who is going to bring which item.
If anyone is feeling extra creative, they can make some pan de muerto. The recipe can be found here: http://www.art-is-fun.com/day-of-the-dead-bread/
Here is the video we watched in class!