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Cinco de Mayo STEAM Activities for Kids

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Use these Cinco de Mayo activities to build a complete STEM thematic unit around the history and culture of Mexico in your classroom or homeschool!

Every year, Americans (and some other countries, too), celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On the fifth of May, Americans celebrate the defeat of the French May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

This day was adopted by Mexicans living in America as a celebration of Mexico and Mexican culture.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day, but rather a celebration of the culture of Mexico and Mexican heritage in America.

Complete a Mexican unit study with these Cinco de Mayo activities! Hands-on activities for Cinco de Mayo and more to complete a Mexico theme!

Cinco de Mayo Activities for a Complete Mexico STEM Unit

Add these Cinco de Mayo activities to your classroom to learn more about the history of Mexico, the Cinco de Mayo holiday, and Mexican culture.

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Cinco de Mayo Crafts

If your kids like crafts, then they will enjoy these super fun Cinco de Mayo crafts!

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Cinco de Mayo Crafts

Paper Plate Pinata

Plastic Egg Maracas

Mariachi Guitars

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Cinco de Mayo Books

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Cinco de Mayo Book List

Cinco de Mayo Cookbook

Celebrations in My World: Cinco de Mayo

Holidays Around the World: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Coloring Book

Cinco de Mayo Math Activities

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Cinco de Mayo Addition Mats

Run a Mexican restaurant

Cinco de Mayo Math Pack

Cinco de Mayo Science Activities

Kids will have a blast with these Cinco de Mayo science activities!

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Cinco de Mayo Mexican Flag Slime

Testing mud brick recipes

Cinco de Mayo Art Activities

Traditional Mexican Folk Art Paintings

Read about Frida Kahlo

Make Mexican Metal Art

History of Mexico Activities

Make a Mexican Flag

Learn how to dance the Mexican Hat Dance

Learn the history of the Mexican flag

Learn about the pyramids of Mexico

Complete a Mexican unit study with these Cinco de Mayo activities! Hands-on activities for Cinco de Mayo and more to complete a Mexico theme!

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