Hispanic Latinx (a/o/e) Heritage Month Activities

The resources on this page have been researched for their authenticity and respect for Hispanic Latinx (a/o/e) heritage, using culture bearers as much as possible!

Find authentic sources for Hispanic Heritage Month music activities. Resources include literature connections, famous musicians, and culture.

This nationally recognized heritage month extends from September 15 to October 15. Originally named Hispanic Heritage Month, the name has been slowly changing into Latinx Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate Latinx music culture, people, and history.

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Literature & Music for Hispanic Heritage Month

Set in the Dominican Republic
By Sonia Sotomayor

Movement Activity to Celia Cruz’s Guantanamera

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Children's book recommendation about musician Celia Cruz titled Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers.
Children's book recommendation about musician Celia Cruz titled My Name is Celia by Monica Brown.

Latin Legend José Feliciano

Find a mega resource that includes a biography and some of his greatest hits such as Light My Fire, Listen to the Falling Rain, and Feliz Navidad.

Get a FREE Orff arrangement of Feliz Navidad!

Latin Music Genres

Hispanic Heritage Month music activities for the elementary classroom.

Los Lobos

National Endowment Article on Los Lobos. *Please preview.

(*The video contains a couple of spots with mild language considerations.)


The sights and sounds of Chile.

Do you have an authentic source for a Latinx musical resource that could be added? Please let me know!

Calle 13 performing Latinoamerica

For older students, Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican hip hop band and this song is about the government, culture, and people of Latin America. Further lyric translation here.

Naranja Dulce Children’s song in 3/4

Find the game and sheet music for Naranja Dulce.

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