Google+

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Look At Mexican Art -- Hispanic Heritage Month

This year for our Hispanic Heritage Month post I thought we would share a bit about artwork from Mexico. Mexico is the country of the month for Global Learning for Kids, so we have been looking at it quite a bit this month. More posts to follow on it. In previous years we have looked at Frida Kahlo, papel picado Jose Guadalupe Posada and Juan Quezada. We found even more books at the library about Frida Kahlo.

And of course looking at Frida Kahlo leads to a look at Diego Rivera. There are many books at the library, but here is one we have looked at.
Now if you have young children here is a great series of books that feature the artwork of various Mexican artists. These books are bilingual with very simple words that are perfect for young kids and early readers who are trying to learn either English or Spanish.
We also discovered the Aguilar sisters this year. We started with Josefina by Jeanette Winter. Then we found another book from the series above that shares the clay figures made by the Aguilar sisters.
Here is one of Josefina's figures called Frida. The book Josefina describes the entire yard filled with beautiful statues like this. Can you imagine?
Frida by Josefina Aguilar Alca¦üntara
Frida by Josefina Aguilar See page for author [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The other art we discovered this year the artwork by the Huichol Indians. They are native Mexicans in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. They are descendants of the Aztecs. They are known for the beautiful beaded work and string/yarn work. (Source)
Huichol string art sun
Huichol String Art Sun By Jebulon (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
I saw many tutorials to make our own yarn artwork like this one. Hazel and I had fun doing this. We made our own designs. I drew a bird and Hazel did a butterfly, but we switched part way through in the gluing of the yarn.

There are so many styles of Mexican artwork--clay, wood, painting, string, beads and more! The colors are usually bright and the work is so fun.



We are so excited for our FIFTH annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway! Through the month (September 15 - October 15), you'll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!
September 23 All Done Monkey
September 26 Crafty Moms Share
September 29 Embracing Diversity
September 30 Mama Tortuga
October 5 Pura Vida Moms
October 7 Spanglish House
October 10 Mundo Lanugo
October 11 Kid World Citizen
October 12 MommyMaestra
Don't miss all of the great posts from previous years as well: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

Giveaway begins September 14 and goes through October 14, 2016.
Enter below for a chance to win one of these amazing prize packages! Some prizes have shipping restrictions. In the event that a winner lives outside the designated shipping area, that prize will then become part of the following prize package. For more information, read our full giveaway rules.

Grand Prize

-Month of free access to online Spanish home learning program from Calico Spanish -If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Spark important conversations about diversity, inclusivity and acceptance with award-winning Barefoot Books! Collection includes Barefoot Books World Atlas, The Barefoot Book of Children, Children of the World Memory Game, The Great Race, Mama Panya's Pancakes, Off We Go to Mexico, Up and Down the Andes, We all Went on Safari, We're Sailing Down the Nile, We're Sailing to Galapagos US & Canada Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -A Child's Life in the Andes e-book plus music CD from Daria Music -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

First Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Olinguito, from A to Z! (bilingual) by Lulu Delacre, Rafi and Rosi by Lulu Delacre, Mamá the Alien (bilingual) y René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacámara, Marisol MacDonald and the Monster (bilingual) by Monica Brown from Lee & Low Books US Shipping Only -Ecuador Themed International Cooking Box from Global Gastronauts US Shipping Only -Ora de Despertar Ladino Children's Music CD from Sarah Aroeste Hard copy if US winner; digital if international winner -T-shirt of choice from Mundo Lanugo US Shipping Only -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

Second Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Culture Chest with the theme "Dancing in September" for Hispanic Heritage Month. Includes bilingual books Tito Puente, Mambo King and Me llamo Celia Cruz, both by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez US Shipping Only -Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) and single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app from Gus on the Go -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

Bonus Prize


Piñata from Piñatas de Laly Europe Shipping Only
a Rafflecopter giveaway