Cinco de Mayo Activities

These Cinco de Mayo activities are a great way for kids to learn about Mexican culture and sample new cuisine. Making maracas or a Mexican themed yarn picture will stand out in your child's mind as a memorable Cinco de Mayo activity that promotes cultural learning. Appreciation for all cultures can happen all year long—next, try Chinese New Year activities.

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Play loteria, a Mexican board game! Help your child make this fun and festive game to help her build her vocabulary and have a blast while she's at it.
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A serape is a long, blanket-like shawl worn over the shoulders. With a few simple materials, your child can fashion his very own serape!
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Celebrate Mexican heritage and inspire creativity in your budding artist with this unique arts and crafts activity.
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If you're throwing a party this Cinco de Mayo, be sure to include the Mexican Hat Dance!
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To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your child and teach her about Mexican heritage with this fun arts and crafts activity.
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Want to build some homemade instruments? These maracas make a racket, and they couldn't be easier to make...
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Using dried beans and corn, foods that are prevalent in Mexican cuisine, your child will create three-dimensional sombrero art.
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Your child can celebrate Mexican culture by making his very own percussion instrument using simple materials such as paper plates and tissue paper.
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Let your child add her creative touch to Cinco de Mayo celebrations by showing her how to make chili pepper napkin rings.
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Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter. In this activity, your child can put pick up a paintbrush and create a self-portrait inspired by this renowned artist.
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The next time you are planning a Mexican-inspired menu, let your child contribute with a batch of this guacamole! Here's how.
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Horchata is a very popular type of agua fresca, or fresh water, that is enjoyed throughout Mexico. Here's how to make your own!
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A great recipe for a Cinco de Mayo party or any fiesta, any time of the year!
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Make some fabulously festive flan and get your child in the kitchen to teach him some tricks of the culinary trade as he makes this traditional Mexican treat.
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Delicious nachos are easy and fun to make any day of the week. Here's how to master this easy nacho recipe.
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Be adventurous this Cinco de Mayo and give this simple recipe using pickled nopalitos a try!
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Let your child show off his culinary prowess as he whips up this nutritious and delicious salmon recipe!
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This popular Mexican dish is perfect for any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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