Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching so I thought I’d share a free printable Cinco de Mayo word search with you!
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About Cinco de Mayo
In case you’re not familiar with Cinco de Mayo, it was originally established to celebrate the victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. As with many holidays, this one has evolved over time and has now become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.
Books about Mexican culture
Here are some of our favorite books to help learn about this day.
It’s a book about the students practicing the Mexican dance and trying their best not to step on the hat. The book includes an informative section about Cinco de Mayo.
This book does a great job of incorporating the traditions of Cinco de Mayo into a cute story about a mouse. The students especially love the illustrations of this book.
Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, honors an important battle fought by the Mexican army in 1862. On this day, people celebrate with Mexican food, music, and dancing. Sing along as you explore Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme in this book.
This is not necessarily a Cinco de Mayo book, but it does have many great Mexican words that are helpful in teaching more about their culture. The artwork is beautiful in this book!
After reading some of these books with the class, you may want to add in this interactive fill in the blank book about Cinco de Mayo.
Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search
After learning all about Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican culture, your students will love looking for a lot of those same words they just learned about in this Cinco de Mayo word search.
You can download the Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search from my TeachersPayTeachers store below.
Do you have any fun ways to teach your students about Cinco de Mayo?
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