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by Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell on Oct 24, 2018

Día de Muertos free download: Finger puppets!

If you’re a Stories subscriber, you may have already noticed that magical yellow “Level D” button pop up in your subscription.  (Such a small button! Such a big step for us!)  In Level D, you’ll meet Ofelia la oveja blanca (the white sheep) and her friends. Some you may already know, like Pepe and Raúl.  Others are new: a sort of clumsy, always-hungry cerdo named César, and a mother-daughter monarch butterfly team named Mía and Maite.  These mariposas monarcas give us the opportunity to help children explore the amazing monarch migration. It ends in the region of Ofelia’s farm every year around the same time as another important event in Mexico: Día de Muertos.

A hundred million butterflies who have never been to Mexico and will never return, fluttering across the sky around the same time as Día de Muertos.  We had to have this show up in our Stories.

Día de muertos cone puppets

For Level D, our graphic artist Iuliia has been doing amazing work.  We can’t wait to show you the videos, activity sheets, storybooks, flash cards, and everything else.  She was inspired to include these Día de Muertos finger puppets.  Just in time for the holiday, we offer them to you here in a free PDF (below).  Download, color, and enjoy!

If you haven’t tried Stories yet, you can meet the whole gang of amigos with a no-obligation free trial by clicking the red button on our home page. Pedro, Ofelia, Raúl, and the others teach children real-world Spanish through comprehensible, contextualized Video Stories.  With each unit built on a single Video Story, we provide step-by-step lesson plans, flash cards, Activity Sheets, Storybooks, posters, and more.  Here’s a visual introduction for you:

Now, about those finger puppets! Click the image for your 2-page download that includes 4 finger puppets.

Click for PDF of Día de Muertos finger puppets.

Enjoy the journey!

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Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell is a homeschool mom of three bilingual children. She’s also a Spanish teacher and the COO and chief storyteller for Calico Spanish.


  • jenny

    These are really cute but they didn’t print well for me. The bottom of the top page was cut off so you didn’t get all of her dress.

    • Kindergarten Spanish Lesson plans Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell

      Hi Jenny – great comment, so we can share with everyone: be sure to select “fit to page” as the scale when you print, or reduce the scale to 90% (the exact number varies depending on your printer). Printer settings vary so widely, but there should always be an option to fit the printout to your page, and that should print the full image for you. Good luck!

  • Christina

    Thank you! My students here in Sweden really enjoyed these cute finger puppets. As part of our theme Dia de los Muertos.

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