Fun Cinco de Mayo Printables for Kids

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We absolutely love celebrating fun holidays in our homeschool, and Cinco de Mayo is a great day to learn about.

These fun Cinco de Mayo printables include coloring pages, bookmarks, word searches, and more. Perfect for either homeschooling or the classroom.

These are a great way to have fun on May the fifth, or they can even be added to any lessons on Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo Printables

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How to teach kids the meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Ok so you have heard about the holiday, and you know it celebrates Mexico, but do you know what it is for?

The Mexicans defeated France on the fifth of May 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war at the Battle of Puebla. But it is not really celebrated in Mexico, this is primarily an American holiday where we celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.

Fun ways to teach the kids all about Cinco de Mayo are:

  • Read a book about Mexico,
  • Do some Mexican crafts,
  • Do some traditional Mexican cooking,
  • Listen to Mexican music,
  • Take an online class and learn about the history of the holiday,
  • Grab some fun free Cinco de Mayo printables below (perfect for last-minute teaching!)
  • Have a Mexican-themed party.
Cinco de Mayo party food

Interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo

  • It is not Mexican Independence Day, it commemorates a single battle that ended on the fifth of May.
  • The birthplace of Cinco de Mayo is Puebla, in east central Mexico.
  • It was a really hard fight for the Mexicans, they only had 2,000 men compared to France’,s’s 6,000.
  • Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico
  • Chicano activists spread awareness of this holiday as a victorious feat over European colonizers in the 1960s.
  • The traditional food for Cinco de Mayo is mole poblano. A thick and savory chile and chocolate sauce from the state of Puebla.

Cinco de Mayo Coloring Printables

Have fun on the fifth of May with these fun Cinco de Mayo coloring sheets.

Perfect for kids of all ages, and great for the classroom or at home.

Cinco de Mayo Printable Games

Have fun with these Cinco de Mayo game printables and have a party in the classroom or at home.

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