Cinco De Mayo Word Search – The Best Free Printable

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Cinco de Mayo (or the 5th of May) is going to be here before we know it, and I am so excited (any excuse for a party!) I have created this FREE Cinco de Mayo word search printable for you to download and enjoy with the kids.

Word search printables are an excellent activity for when the kids just need a break. They are educational, but more importantly, they are fun.

Let me tell you, word searches are hands down some of the absolute best educational games you can find! They are like total rockstars when it comes to expanding your vocabulary, supercharging your brain skills, and igniting a true passion for learning, regardless of your age.

Cinco De Mayo Word Search

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Are there benefits to playing word search puzzles?

Word searches are a great way to have fun with kids of all ages. These are the top 7 benefits of playing word puzzles:

  • They help develop word recognition
  • They help recognizable patterns
  • They help with learning context clues
  • They are a great way to introduce new vocabulary
  • They help improve spelling
  • They are a fun activity
  • They are great for a little break (or when you need a break!)

Cinco de Mayo Themed Word Search

cinco de mayo word search

Download the fun Cinco de Mayo word search below. There are 2 pages included, the puzzle and the answer key and they will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer setup.

This free printable Cinco de Mayo word search game is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

The Cinco de Mayo words can be found, horizontally, vertically, diagonally, frontwards, or backward! Just to make it that much harder!

I have also added some black and white Mexican-themed images for the kids to color in too! Perfect if the kids find the words too quickly!

Tip: I recommend either using a highlighter pen or circling around the letters. Do not cross the letters out if you have found a word, as it may be used in another word!

There are 15 Mexican words to find:

  • May
  • Fiesta
  • Pinata
  • Guitar
  • Maraccas
  • Holiday
  • Mexico
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Sombrero
  • Cactus
  • Music
  • Costumes
  • Salsa
  • Fifth

Why not treat the kids to a new book all about the holiday, these are our favorite Cinco de Mayo books

cinco de mayo word search completed

If you are doing this in school or in a coop (or in a big family) why not get a prize for the person who finishes first? These Cinco de Mayo stickers will make a great little gift.

Other Free Cinco de Mayo Printables

Have fun on May fifth, with our free Cinco de Mayo printables:

Download the free Mexican word search to play on Cinco de Mayo

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.)

Other fun and free word search printables:

Last Updated on 6 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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