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.
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.
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 Science Activities
Kids will have a blast with these Cinco de Mayo science activities!
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Learn how to dance the Mexican Hat Dance
Learn the history of the Mexican flag
Learn about the pyramids of Mexico