Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids

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April 3, 2021

Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids

by | Apr 3, 2021 | Teacher/Parent Resources | 0 comments

Cinco de Mayo activities are a wonderful way to teach kids about Mexican history. Seeing that many people believe that May 5 is Mexico’s Independence Day (it’s not!), it is important for kids to know its true meaning. So what does it celebrate?

First, it is very important to truly understand this celebration and to share this information with your students and children. In order to help, please read this important article from the ARTery: Please Don’t Wear A Sombrero: What Cinco De Mayo Really Means, From A Mexican.

With this in mind, according to National Geographic Kids:

On the morning of May 5, 1862, 6,000 French troops stormed the Mexican city of Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza to bring it under French rule. The Mexican soldiers were outnumbered, but they fiercely fought back. By early evening, the French had retreated.

Now the people of Puebla, Mexico, observe the holiday Cinco de Mayo to celebrate this victory. The holiday is also widely celebrated in the United States. Americans use the celebration to honor the battle as well as Mexican culture.

Now that you know what the holiday is all about, here are some great resources and activities to help teach and celebrate this special day!

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Cinco de Mayo Teaching Resources

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Cinco de Mayo Books

Now that you know what May 5 is really about, how will you celebrate? Please leave a comment sharing your ideas and resources! Be sure to check out additional Spanish resources including Bilingual Books for Kids, Spanish Colors, Alphabet, and Numbers!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!



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