Cinco de Mayo Sombrero Game:
You will design a Cinco de Mayo sombrero by rolling the die and collecting the different parts required to create it. First, trace the skull tracer onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper. Next, roll the die to select the eye shape from the first column. Roll the die again to choose a nose and once more to pick a mouth shape. Then, roll two more times to decide which two decorations you’ll be drawing from the fourth column. Lastly, roll twice more to pick two more decorations from the fifth column.
Design your skull using symmetry, placing some design elements on opposites sides of the face. Using washable markers, outline everything. Dip a small brush in water and carefully smudge it in the marker lines to paint in the shapes. Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design. When dry, cut it out. If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out frompage 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Once dry, outline all the designs, thin lines, and details using permanent black marker. Cut out your skull.
Simply print out the game and picture directions back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own Mexican sombrero. Once completed, use the writing prompts to connect literacy to your lesson.
Art Sub Plans Video
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a sombrero using 5 unique patterns and paint it in using a marker painting technique
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 1 Seven-page, non-editable PDF (Cinco de Mayo Sombrero Game)
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- 2 Writing prompts
I used this with my sixth graders after a quick lesson and they absolutely loved them! When I started hanging them up, students who hadn’t turned them in, all of a sudden were scrambling to finish because they wanted to show theirs off too! – Angela D.
Great activity for our forth grade fiesta! – Jaci H.
My students actively engage with this activity and certainly enjoyed working on and sharing their creations. – Laura S.
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