Celebrate the Mexican Culture With Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every year on May 5th. In Texas, there are festivals all over the state. Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of the Mexican militia over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16. I have some ideas you'll love as you Celebrate the Mexican Culture With Cinco de Mayo.

Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.


By celebrating Cinco de Mayo in your classrooms, students can learn about other cultures, especially our neighbors to the south. It's important for our children to learn cultures from other countries. They can learn how they are different and similarities of holidays we celebrate. I have a few activities for you to do in your classrooms.

Students can decorate their own sombrero cookies. 

Just make basic sugar cookies at home. Bring them to school for students to frost around the edges and center of the cookie. Add sprinkles and a gumdrop to the cookie. So easy... Click on the image for more ideas from The 36th Avenue Blog. I always like my students to be comfortable around food so they can help parents at home.

Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.

Use PicCollage to create your very own outfit!

Just select a white or colored background. Then, use the scissors to trim around a photo and add it to your collage. To add festive clothes and symbols, type the word in the search menu with "png" at the end. If you want text, choose the text style and color you want to use, then type the words. It's so easy and your students will love it!

Make Caracas out of leftover plastic Easter eggs.

Don't throw away those plastic Easter eggs! My friend Shelly Rees with Appletastic Learning has the precious craft with informational text about Cinco de Mayo. Make sure to download this free product. To save time, you can even wrap them in decorative tape.

Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.             Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.

Make a flipbook about Mexico

Then add additional activities that include Mexican words, mini-book, flipbook and games. And, I've provided a PowerPoint with facts about Mexico.

Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.


Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.

Students can create their own Cinco de Mayo lapbook 

I've provided lots of templates and websites for research. Templates include facts about Mexico, Cinco de Mayo, and the culture of Mexico. The cover can be printed in black and white and color. Your students will be so proud of their products.

Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.

Research about Mexico

Students can make a research book about Mexico. I have provided websites for research. Students will research important facts, food, education, compare and contrast, did you know?, festivals, and activities.

Your students can learn about other cultures and their celebrations. This post is filled with activities about Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. These activities work well with grades 2-5.

Hope these activities give you some ideas of what you can do with your class in celebrating the Mexican culture with Cinco de Mayo.


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