These Coco movie lesson plans are perfect for Dia de los Muertos lesson ideas, Day of the Dead unit study and Mexico history and traditions for students. Get Coco movie teaching resources, free worksheets and printables, and Coco activities for kids from the Disney Pixar movie.
LEARNING WITH COCO MOVIE LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES
Coco Movie Summary: What Is The Coco Movie About?
What is the story of Coco about? The Disney Pixar Coco movie is about a 12-year-old boy whose name is Miguel. Miguel wants to be a musician just like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Unfortunately, Miguel’s family has a longstanding ban on music.
(GASP! I know! Who would do that?)
Miguel visits the Land of the Dead and meets a “trickster” named Hector.
Together the two become friends and try to figure out why the music ban is in place for Miguel’s family and to also help Miguel realize his dream of becoming a musician.
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What is the moral lesson of Coco?
Coco lessons to learn include:
How long is Coco movie?
The Coco movie is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Why is the movie Coco called Coco?
The movie is called Coco because it is named after the great grandmother matriarch of the family, who is named Coco (Mamá Coco).
Coco Movie Characters
The Coco characters movie cast include:
Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel)
Gael García Bernal (Héctor)
Ana Ofelia Murguía (Mamá Coco)
Benjamin Bratt (Ernesto de la Cruz)
Alanna Ubach (Mamá Imelda)
Jaime Camil (Papá)
Sofía Espinosa (Mamá)
Renée Victor (Abuelita)
Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Frida Kahlo)
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Coco Movie Lessons
Coco lessons learned and the movie covers responsibility to family, as well as loss and death.
(Don’t miss our resources to help you cover this tough topic later in the post!)
This sweet Disney movie Day of the Dead won’t disappoint and allows ample opportunities to discuss Coco movie moral lesson!
Coco Movie Activities
If you are looking for good teaching themes with movies to add to your learning or need Coco movie teaching resources, you’ll have a lot of fun with Coco activities because there are a lot of things to incorporate on culture and diversity, too.
Get creative with your Coco the movie lesson plan and you can cover Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), make some pan de muerto (Coco bread recipe) practice your Spanish, study the art of Coco, have fun with Coco movie songs on the Coco movie soundtrack, and so much more!
A fun Coco activity is to watch the movie and then do some of the projects from the Coco resources below to reinforce what you’ve learned!
COCO ACTIVITIES: FUN TO PAIR WITH THIS MOVIE
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43 (MOSTLY) Free Disney Pixar Coco Movie Lesson Plans Activities, Worksheets, Coco Coloring Pages, Projects, & More!
Have fun with these parent and teacher resources, lesson plans for Coco the movie, and worksheets for the Coco movie, great if working on how do you teach children about Dia de los Muertos or Day of Dead activities for kids.
Most of them are free, so they are great additions to your learning tools and Coco lesson plan ideas / Disney movie worksheets. You can even use them for Coco party ideas!
Coco Resources & Coco Movie Activities
Coco movie discussion questions (Coco comprehension questions / Coco movie guide / Coco movie discussion / Coco movie questions and answers pdf): Discuss What is the message of Coco? / What are Coco life lessons?
Coco movie worksheets/Coco activity sheet (and a fun Coco movie activity with a guitar!)
Coco worksheet (writing / tracing) (Coco movie worksheet pdf)
Coco Movie Printables:
Miguel Coco Movie Free Printable Coloring Pages
Hector Coco Movie Free Printable Coloring Pages
Dante Coco Movie Dog Free Printable Coloring Pages
Dante Coco Movie Free Printable Coloring Pages 2
Day of the Dead Spanish Lesson Plans (Intermediate)
Day of the Dead Activity Calendar
Day of the Dead Reverse Glass Painting Craft
Make a Day of the Dead Skull Pinata
Make a Sugar Skull Stencil with Gel
More Learning Resources for Coco
Read Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family (and don’t miss the companion Coco study guide)
Coco Movie Books
Even though the Coco animated movie is awesome, be sure to also add these fun Coco books to your lessons and learning!
Coco Movie Lesson Learned
Since the Coco movie lesson has a lot to do with death, you may want to spend some specific time on that topic.
Here are some resources for discussing death and dying to help a little more with the Coco movie questions and answers.
Make a Coco Classroom
If you want to really get into this study unit, you can make a Coco themed classroom using one or more of these Coco classroom theme ideas:
Decorate with a Papel Picado Banner just for a Coco theme
Get a Coco backdrop for pictures
I appreciate you gathering resources to teach with this movie. Please do fix the link for “Fun to pair with this movie” that leads to a Cinco de Mayo activity. Dia de Muertos and Cinco de Mayo have nothing to do with one another. Gracias 🙂
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your feedback.
While we understand that Dia de Muertos and Cinco de Mayo have nothing to do with one another, we have many homeschooling parents and teachers that plan out similar unit studies at one time and we get searches on those topics together.
We decided to include the Cinco de Mayo link as a crossover topic on the post since many people do related/similar study planning like this. We wanted to make it easier for the people who have interest in planning like that.