Cinco de Mayo Activities

The Cinco de Mayo seasonal pages will provide you with great resources to celebrate this Mexican holiday. Ideas within this section include resources such as crafts, mini units, and lesson plans.

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Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the unlikely victory of the Mexican Army over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Cinco De Mayo takes place on the 5th of May.

Check our May Events Calendar for more important dates

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More Lesson Plans! Also see our May Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities

A Close Look at Mexico Grades Primary
This unit covers various subject areas and will introduce your students to the country of Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo for Teachers
Find lesson plans, activities and thematic units here.

Mexico Grades K-12
Brought to you by National Geographic. In Your Classroom presents several geographic ideas, accompanied by questions, activities, and supporting references. Every screen can be printed to use in a classroom or at home.

Find the Fiesta
A fun maze to print and copy for students.

How to make a Star Pinata Grades Various
Step-by-step directions to help your create your own pinata.

Paper Bag or Fabric Poncho Grades K-6
For Cinco de Mayo on May 5th (or any day of the year), have yourself a special day complete with Mexican food and Mexican clothes like brightly colored ponchos. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday.

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