Skip to content

Home | Blog | Free Worksheets | Cinco de mayo lesson

Cinco de mayo lesson

In this Cinco de Mayo lesson, you can use the story of the Battle of Puebla. To teach children about the significance of Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), you can use the mini-book to help them understand about this holiday.

Although it is mostly focused on the Mexican people been liberated from French forces in the 19th century, you can also teach about liberty and freedom. Just like American forces are battling for our freedom, the Mexican people also did the same.

Whether it is a Cinco de Mayo lesson or an American History lesson, liberty is worth teaching. Many American-Mexican people celebrate this day with fun and commemoration.

People in the United States celebrate Cinco de Mayo with parades, great food, and music. With this Cinco de Mayo lesson, you teach children to appreciate other cultures, too.

The first part of the story focuses on the significance of Cinco de Mayo. Then, the story continues with the types of celebrations.

Cinco de Mayo Lesson Mini-Book

To use this Cinco de Mayo lesson, simply follow the instructions:

This mini-book can be personalized by writing children’s name on the cover. You can also supplement this Cinco de Mayo lesson with books, crafts, and coloring.

cinco de mayo lesson cinco de mayo lesson

If you want to be creative, you can make Paper Mache maracas or masks from balloons and construction paper. You can also make maracas from reusable Easter eggs or empty cans.

Because music is an important part of the Mexican culture, you can listen to a Mariachi band at your local Hispanic community. The celebration of Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to stop there.

You can also teach children about it by attending local events or going to your local library. Many museums or communities could also hold a special event for Cinco de Mayo.

This Cinco de Mayo lesson helps you to help children recognize the holiday is more than parades. It is an important part of history to celebrate freedom.

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

4 Comments

  1. eltinterodemama on at

    Excelente plantillas para celebrar este 5 de mayo. Gracias!



    • Barbara on at

      Gracias me alegra de que te guste.



  2. bohemianbabushka on at

    Thank you for the links and suggestions; the actual significance of the celebration should be taught. BB2U



    • Barbara on at

      I know, it’s easy to get Mexico’s Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo confused.



Blog Categories

Submit Your Feedback

Fill out our survey and receive free learning materials to your inbox.

Get Your Free Spanish Sight Words Workbook

Subscribe to our Spanish Sight Words newsletter and receive a free workbook. The booklet consists of writing practiceclassroom labels, and activities.

Spanish Nursery Rhymes for Preschoolers

Subscribe and receive your Free Spanish Nursery Rhymes for Preschoolers Workbook.

Why Spanish4Kiddos?

Barbara supports you with teacher resources to boost students' learning experiences.

Join Our Mailing List

Join and receive our Free Spanish Nursery Rhymes Workbook

Mailing List - Small
reCAPTCHA

Submit Your Feedback

We value your opinion. Tell Us How We're Doing.

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe and receive your Free Spanish Nursery Rhymes for Preschoolers Workbook.

Spanish Nursery Rhymes
reCAPTCHA

%d bloggers like this: