Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that pays tribute to the contribution of Americans that trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The celebration honors the rich culture, history and contributions this community has made on the culture and economy of the United States. The theme for 2022, announced by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation”
When is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated
Hispanic heritage month starts on Sept 15 to honor the five countries, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, on their independence from Spain in 1821. Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence on September 16, 18 and 21st respectively. According to National Today, The month-long celebrations end October 15 to include Dia de la Raza or Columbus Day on October 12th.
How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your kids
Celebrating Hispanic heritage month is a fun way to introduce your child to different cultures, music, dancing, books and more. Below are resources including playlists, book recommendations, crafts and television shows that showcase the Hispanic / Latino cultures.
Have a dance party
Download this kid-friendly playlist, make some simple maracas and let your kids experience the rhythm of Hispanic music.
Read stories showcasing
Reading with your child is a great way to introduce them to the Hispanic and Latino culture. Look for these titles when you visit your local library or bookstore during Hispanic Heritage month.
Color a Hispanic flag
Download our Free printable coloring pages to color with your child. Color them all and find a place to hang them up around your home.
Watch movies & TV shows that tell Hispanic stories.
Movies and shows are a great way to immerse your child in the Hispanic culture. Here are some great options to introduce your child to Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Coco | Watch it on Disney+
Encanto | Watch it on Disney+
Nina’s World | Watch it on Universal Kids
Alma’s Way | Watch it on PBS Kids
Dora the Explorer | watch on Nickelodeon
Oh Noah! | Watch on PBS Kids
Elena of Avalor | Watch on Disney+
Plaza Sesamo | Watch on Amazon
Pororo | Watch on Netflix
Pocoyo | Watch on Netflix
Go Diego Go | Watch on Amazon
Handy Manny | Watch on Hulu
Diary of a Future President | Watch on Disney+
One Day At A Time | Watch on Netflix
Stuck in the Middle | Watch on Disney+
la Familia Peluche | Fubo TV
Under the same Moon | Watch on Prime Video
Instructions not Included | Watch on Hulu
McFarland, USA | Watch on Disney+