Use arts and crafts.
We've written about several cultural crafts you can do with your little ones to teach them how varied and interesting our culture is. The good thing is that they'll have fun while learning about different traditions. My children and I, for example, have plans to make a piñata.
Music is a huge part of our culture.
The best part of Latin music is how diverse it is. If you want to expose your children to different genres, all you have to do is go to YouTube and search for music videos so they can hear examples of Bachata, Spanish rock, and boleros, for example. Then, you can explain them where the music comes from.
Food is the best way to introduce them to their culture.
Nobody can deny that Latinos like to eat, so take advantage of this and prepare a typical dish from your country of origin or another Latin American country and ask your children to help you. Another option is to do a potluck party and ask each guest to bring a dish that represents their home country.
Traditional clothing can help them get in tune with their roots.
A fun way to teach children about different Latin American customs is to take a look at each country's traditional clothing. You can do this online or with reference books at the library and, if you're good with your hands, you can even make one of these pieces of clothing for your children.
Search for activities they can do online.
Let's face it, our niños love being online, so why not take advantage of this by introducing them to some really cool sites that have tons of info, games, and activities about Hispanic Heritage Month. One of our favorites is Colorín Colorado.