Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cinco de Mayo: Free Resources, Free Activities, Craft Ideas, and Lessons

Hard to believe it's almost May, so let's celebrate with some great free Cinco de Mayo resources and activities. As I researched the holiday, I learned so much about the holiday's history. Do you know where Puebla, Mexico is? Do you know about the Battle of Puebla? Most people think that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico's Independence but it's not. After learning so much about it I decided to create a new product, "Cinco de Mayo: History and Traditions."  It is designed to teach students about the history of Cinco de Mayo and the traditions of how Mexicans celebrate it through reading and writing activities.
Here is a sample of the reading activities.
There are also Map Activities like the ones below:
There are also several writing activities and writing prompts. Just click on the any of the pictures above to download the Preview file to see sample pages of all the reading and writing activities in this packet.

I've put together some great websites for you to check out for all grade levels. This first one has a great Power Point slide show of Cinco De Mayo with wonderful pictures that would be a perfect for introducing Cinco de Mayo to your students. Just click on the picture below. You will have to scroll down the page until you get to the slide show. There is also a video about the traditions which you may want to view before deciding to show it to your students.
Next is Scholastic. There is something for everyone at Scholastic. Just click on the picture below.
If you are looking for some fun craft ideas and Mexican recipes to make, then click on the picture of a fun craft below.
You can also find some craft ideas as well as free activities, songs, poems, and printables at dltk-kids. Click HERE to check them out.

Education World always has interesting activities and lesson plans for all grade levels which you can check out by clicking on the picture below.
I always check out the Holiday Zone because they have links to other websites for Arts and Crafts ideas, Songs, Games, Books to read , and more. If you want to check them out, just click on the picture below.
Finally you will find a collection of reviewed free lessons and resources at TeachersFirst. Just click on the picture below to access these.
Of course I have a freebie for my followers and viewers. There are 2 different Making Words and Sentences to choose from in this packet and writing papers for sentence writing.
If you would like to download this freebie just click on the picture below.
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Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Hope it's a fun celebration for you and your students.

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  1. What a great post. Thanks for sharing this resource. I just pinned it!

    1. Thanks so much, Nancy. Always great to link-up with you.

  2. Glad to find more products for this holiday! Thank you!
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