5 Ways for Kids to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

5 Ways for Kids to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  1. Learn to count to cinco. Today is Cinco de Mayo and the perfect day to learn the Spanish alphabet or some Spanish numbers!
  2. Help make a Mexican meal. Burritos, tacos, cornbread . . . olé!  Tonight’s dinner can be a delicious Mexican feast. (Even toddlers can help with a sprinkling of queso.)
  3. Make your own piñata. A simple version can be just a paper bag filled with treats and taped closed at the opening. For a more elaborate piñata, use papier mache over a balloon and paint when dried. Then fill with treats and tape over the opening.
  4. Have a play-food fiesta. Cut out pictures of Mexican food from old magazines, draw and color your own or use our Taco & Burrito Set to  have a pretend Mexican lunch or dinner with your friends or stuffed animals!
  5. Shake a maraca. Make it a musical fiesta with the brightly-colored maracas in our Band in a Box set. Or make your own: Fill a plastic water bottle or paper cup about halfway with dried beans or rice, then seal the opening securely with masking tape. Make it even more festive with bright paint colors or stickers, if you wish!

Add some lasting creative fun and make today the beginning of an adventure with international foods, using our free printable International Foods Passport. With plenty of pages for children to illustrate and fill out, kids may even want to “stamp” their “passport” like a real passport . . . making each new meal an official event!

Passport Cover

Food Info Pages

ID Page

~Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!


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