Día de los Muertos Virtual Family Program

Día de los Muertos Virtual Family Program

With the National Postal Museum and National Museum of the American Indian

The National Postal Museum is delighted to collaborate with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to create a virtual family program that celebrates Day of the Dead | Día de los Muertos. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is issuing its first-ever Día de los Muertos stamps in 2021, and these Smithsonian museums are commemorating this special issue by bringing unique educational content to a virtual audience on  Saturday, October 30th, 11 am EDT. Registration is required to attend – register HERE for this virtual program. 

This program includes an author reading of Dia de los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong. Educational staff from the Postal Museum and NMAI will lead the audience through some special connections between the book, the holiday, and their collections, and the program will conclude with a craft demonstration. Please see below for a detailed supply list. This program is recommended for ages 3-7 but all are welcome!

Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available for this program.

Any questions? Please contact NPMPrograms@si.edu.

Four Day of the Dead stamps
Day of the Dead stamps. © USPS, 2021

Supply List for At-Home Crafting

Want to craft along with us during the program? Come prepared with the below supplies to make your own Día de los Muertos creations.

Download and print the sugar skull template here.

Items to decorate your sugar skull:

  • stickers
  • markers
  • crayons
  • and anything else you would like to put on your design!

Paper Marigold:

  • 5 rectangles of orange tissue paper (we recommend cutting your tissue paper prior to the program into 4" x 5" rectangles)
  • Pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems) - 1 per each marigold