Every third Saturday in September, Colombia celebrates “El Día del Amor y la Amistad”. It’s a day to let family and friends know how much you love them and appreciate them. People usually give chocolates, cards, and flowers to friends and family members. In other cases, it’s also an excuse to party and get together to celebrate (Colombians tend to be pretty good at finding reasons to enjoy each other’s company!).
What a great moment to bring a cultural celebration to your classroom. I have created a coloring page with a heart ready to use in your classroom this week. For this activity, bring a map to your class, and invite your children to find the country where they live, and then to find Colombia. Introduce the colors of the Colombian flag and then color in the heart using those colors.
You can take this as an opportunity to introduce simple sentences to express gratitude and love:
Amigos por siempre
Tú eres mi mejor amigo/a.