Cinco de Mayo Word Search Free Printable

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 Cinco de Mayo word search free printable for you to download and enjoy with the kids.

Whether you’re planning an elaborate celebration or just a casual get-together, this activity adds an extra layer of fun to your Cinco de Mayo experience.

So, go ahead and dive into the festive spirit with this free Cinco de Mayo printable, and let the fiesta begin!

cinco de mayo word search printable

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Are there benefits to playing word search puzzles?

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

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 holiday activity for kids
  • They are great for a little break (or when you need a break!)
printable word search bundle


Cinco de Mayo themed word search

Download the fun May word search printable below. There are 2 pages included, the puzzle and the Cinco de Mayo word search answer key. 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!

cinco de mayo word search completed

There are 15 Cinco de Mayo 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 the best Cinco de Mayo books.

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

Explore additional Cinco de Mayo printables for a delightful celebration:

  1. Unleash your creativity with Cinco de Mayo coloring pages, perfect for all ages. From sombreros to piñatas, these illustrations capture the spirit of the holiday.
  2. Use our free Cinco de Mayo bookmarks printable as fun reading companions this May.
  3. Challenge your linguistic skills with an engaging Cinco de Mayo word scramble. Unscramble Cinco de Mayo-related terms and enrich your vocabulary while having fun.
  4. Express your sentiments and creativity through Cinco de Mayo acrostic poem templates. These templates provide a structured yet imaginative way to compose poems that pay homage to the significance of Cinco de Mayo.
  5. Have fun with the whole family with our free Cinco de Mayo bingo printable.
  6. Have fun with older children with our free Cinco de Mayo scattergories printable.

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download the Cinco de Mayo word search 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.)

Other fun and free word games:

Last Updated on 10 July 2024 by Clare Brown


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