Free Cinco de Mayo Scattergories Printable

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Cinco de Mayo scattergories printable is the perfect game to infuse your celebrations with a burst of Mexican-inspired fun.

This exciting game features four different boards, each topped with themed words lime, flag, corn, and taco.

These words evoke the spirit of the holiday, eliminating the need for an alphabet dice and simplifying the gameplay.

Designed to capture the essence of Cinco de Mayo, this printable offers a lively and educational way to commemorate the occasion.

Add these Cinco de Mayo printables to your collection of festive activities, ensuring entertainment and cultural appreciation during May.

Printable Cinco de Mayo Scattergories sheets with festive graphics and lettered categories for a fun holiday-themed word game, alongside Mardi Gras beads and a red marker

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Printable Cinco de Mayo scattergories game

Cinco de Mayo holiday scattergories printables are not just great for family fun but also for learning in school. They’re useful for kids from 2nd to 12th grade.

One cool thing about these printables is you don’t need the regular game setup. Each card already has the alphabet letter, so it’s easy to start playing.

These scattergories game cards are available for free for personal and classroom use exclusively. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the post to access the printable PDF file.

Categories in the Cinco de Mayo game

  • Items found in a piñata
  • Mexican drink
  • Mexican musician/band
  • Mexican holiday
  • Mexican landmarks
  • Cultural symbol
  • Guacamole ingredients
  • Mexican city
  • Spanish word
  • Mexican food
Cinco de Mayo Scattergories sheet with the letter 'LIME' filled out, ready for word association fun, accented with red and green Mardi Gras beads, a blue pen, and an hourglass

How to play

Playing holiday scattergories is a fantastic way to spice up any Cinco de Mayo party with some competitive fun. This game is super easy to play and suitable for all ages, ensuring everyone can join in on the fiesta. Here’s how to get started:

First, print out the fiesta scattergories boards. Each board features a unique Cinco de Mayo-themed word at the top.

This party game printable works well for both small and large groups. You can divide the players into teams or let everyone play individually, depending on your preference and the number of participants.

Explain to the players that they’ll use the letters of the word at the top of their board to come up with answers for each category. For example, if the word is ‘taco’, their answers for each category must start with one of the letters in ‘taco’.

Set a time limit for each round, usually 2 to 5 minutes is good. Players must think quickly and come up with a word that fits each category, starting with one of the letters from the word at the top of their game sheet.

Start the timer and let the players fill in their boards. Each player or team will jot down their answers in the corresponding sections. Being creative and thinking fast is the name of the game!

Once the time is up, players take turns sharing their answers. Points are given for unique answers, if two players have the same word, neither gets points for it. Typically, one point is awarded for each unique answer.

For extra fun, play multiple rounds using different boards to keep things interesting and challenge players to think outside the box.

The player or team with the most points at the end of all rounds wins the holiday game.

Vibrant Scattergories game page prepared for Cinco de Mayo, with 'TACO' prompts for Mexican-themed words, presented alongside colorful beads and a red pen

Additional fun Cinco de Mayo printable games

Get ready to elevate your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with these additional printable games!

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

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Download the free Cinco de Mayo scattergories pdf

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.)

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