For the week between Christmas and New Year’s, our family headed down to Oaxaca City in Mexico. We had hikes planned, ancient ruins to see, with Mezcal and Oaxacan hot chocolate drinks on our wish lists. We were interested in the art and culture of this place, and were excited to spend a few days immersed.
We planned well for this trip, and were ready for our 5 days away. Were we prepared for Oaxaca’s cool kid vibe and streets so bright and colorful they seemed unreal? Nope. But, Oaxaca was certainly ready for us greeting us with piping hot chocolate and cozy hospitality. Oh, it was stunning.
The magic of the street art and mouthwatering food awed us every day. On my return, I channeled my inspiration into this activity booklet below to start, with other crafts coming down the pike. Look out for more to come!
Inspired by our colorful stay in the Oaxaca and the many looonng plane rides with my son, I created this themed activity activity booklet. It includes a coloring page of our favorite things to do in this artful and naturally rich city, alone with a couple activities to keep kids engaged in the airport or airplane
This could be fun to print and bring out for a homeschool lesson about Mexico, and could serve as a starting point for learning. There is so much to learn about the culture and found myself planning an imaginary second trip.
Here is the link to it on the Little Monster Shop on Etsy. Get your Printable Here.
This is a scavenger hunt page for the airport. Once you find the item in the shape, kids can color in the shape to fill the whole page. Some images are blank too to color in as you like.
Here is a maze featuring a few basic spanish greetings. It is so important that kids and adults make a little effort to communicate in the language of the place you are visiting. A simple Buenos Dias, or Gracias is all that is needed to plant the seed of respect and honor when you are in Mexico or any other Spanish speaking country.
The front cover can be colored and the back page has journaling space for reflection or creating wishlists for places you may want to visit.
The booklet includes a coloring page with activities to try in Oaxaca while you are on your trip!
The last page is a postcard that you can color in or make your own from any vacation you are on. Print them out ahead of time and kids can color pictures and send to friends. This is a great way for them to stay connected.
A PEAK AT OUR TRIP
A Chocolate Making Class in Oaxaca
We drank hot chocolate almost every day and ate some of the best food I have ever eaten, full stop. The cuisine rivals that of any Michelin starred restaurant whether you are picking up a quick taco or sitting and an elevated restaurant. We all devoured Oaxaca!
One of our favorites.
EtnoFood was such a beautiful charming space a few minutes walk from our hotel in Jalatlaco. It was such and authentic experience where we really felt we were learning about the real Oaxaca.
Here is the link to the class we took, and here is the listing on Airbnb, where we booked it.
Oaxaca was such a beautiful and enriching place to visit!