Margaritas, chips and guacamole, piñatas… Celebrate Mexican culture on the 5th of May; pay tribute to the wonderful traditions and food that make up what we know of Mexican culture. Of course, their traditions and the meaning of this holiday go much further than our narrow exposure, but as long as you’re celebrating in a respectful manner, Cinco de Mayo can be a marvelous day. Take time to discover the significance of the 5th of May, and while you’re at it, let your kids in on the story as well. (Here is the history of Cinco de Mayo.)
Kids are born with open minds, so let’s keep them that way. Teach your child about other cultures and their traditions by crafting for holidays that you don’t necessarily celebrate. The crafts, stories, and symbols for Cinco de Mayo are fun and exciting, which means that this May 5th, you and your kids should be having a blast learning and celebrating. If you don’t know too much about Mexican culture, AllFreeKidsCrafts is here to teach you. Browse this list of Cinco de May activities for kids, and decide which ones are perfect for your party. Olé!
Cinco de Mayo Crafts for Kids
With your new-found knowledge of Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo, it’s time to craft. The best way to honor Mexico’s victory in this battle is by crafting the Mexican flag in a kid-friendly manner. Don’t stop there, though; keep crafting until it’s the sixth of May! The fun Cinco de Mayo crafts for kids list is endless. Here are some to start you off:
A holiday isn’t a holiday without delicious food, and this special culture has some of the best. Along with the quintessential chips, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, throw in some sweets. For a snack that will appeal to both the visual and gustatory senses, make adorable Piñata Cookies. They are totally worth the work. Just ask your eyes and your stomach…and your kids.
Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids
Make some noise for a wonderful holiday that deserves to be celebrated and taught. That joyful noise should come from your homemade and affordable Easy Egg Maracas. Shake, shake, shake your noisemakers until it’s time to put them away for next year. And don’t forget to have some piñata fun this May 5th… make it rain candy; the best kind of storm!
Do you celebrate holidays from other cultures?