9 Best Cinco De Mayo Books For Kids (2024)

We love to read and always buy new books for each holiday. These are the best Cinco de Mayo books for kids.

On May 5th children across the United States will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. It is a great opportunity to introduce them to this Mexican holiday with our favorite Mexican-themed books.

Some interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo include:

  • It is not Mexico Independence Day (September 16th)
  • The first Cinco de Mayo celebration was held in California in 1863.
  • Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico.

Scroll to the end of the page for some free Cinco de Mayo printables that you can add to your books.


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Best books about Cinco de Mayo

These are the best Cinco de Mayo books for kids.

While not all of these books are specifically about Cinco de Mayo. They are all related to Mexican culture and cuisine and would be great reads for children who are learning about the holiday.

Fun Cinco de Mayo activities

Cinco de Mayo is a great way to teach kids about Mexican culture and history. There are many fun and educational activities you can do with your kids to celebrate the holiday.

Have a great time on the fifth of May with our fun Cinco de Mayo ideas:

Cinco de Mayo bookmarks

When you have finished reading your new Cinco de Mayo book print out our free bookmarks to color.

These printable Cinco de Mayo bookmarks are free to print but are for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of this post to get the pdf file download link.

There are two pages each with three different bookmarks to color in. Each bookmark measures 2.5 x 8.5 inches.

We prefer to use pens but of course, crayons or even paints would work really well.

cinco de mayo bookmark printables

Download the free printable Cinco De Mayo bookmarks

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 17 April 2024 by Clare Brown

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