Digital Storytime - Mexico - Hispanic Heritage Month


This digital library lesson works great for distance learning or face-to-face. This is the 8th storytime in this series, and it’s all about Mexico! It’s perfect for celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day (Sep 16) and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15).

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  • new elementary librarians
  • elementary librarians on Specials rotation
  • secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
  • busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed storytime lessons

I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.


  • Recommended for: Grades K-2
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 34-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
  • List of 15 recommended Mexico-themed read-alouds (1 page)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (1 page)
  • Prep, set up, tips (7 pages)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages)


  • Suggested Spanish song with lyrics in English and a YouTube link
  • Video link to “Mexico” in American Sign Language
  • Slides for guided discussion of Mexico: location, dominant language (Spanish), real photos of Mayan and Aztec ruins, beaches, and Popocotépetl (volcano)
  • All slides are illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-2.


  • “Who Speaks Spanish?” slide–add the names of teachers (and students?) who speak Spanish
  • 6 Spanish words and pronunciations–dog, cat, food, water, hello, goodbye
  • Animals in Mexico–coati, iguana, spider monkey
  • Vocabulary word: culture
  • 2 “Would-You-Rathers”


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