This resource is a combination of several activities that you can do with your students to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
1. All About Mexico Flip Book: Students read about the physical features of Mexico, the significance and meaning of the Mexican flag, Chichen Itza, Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead, mariachi bands, cactuses, popular phrases in Spanish, and traditional Mexican food. Students then reflect on what they read by writing in their 8 page reflection packet.
2. Paper bag piñatas: Students will have a blast making their very own paper bag piñatas as a decoration, a keepsake, or to bust open!
3. Interactive Venn Diagram- Students work together to organize facts into the correct category on the Venn Diagram, which compares Mexico with the United States. There are a total of 16 cards that the students read and place in the correct category on the Venn Diagram. Students then pick three facts for each category and write it on their own Venn Diagram graphic organizer.
4. Buenos Amigos Compliment Writing- Students write compliments about each other during this whole class writing activity. Students will be sure to cherish these kind compliments their buenos amigos (and teacher!) write about them.
5. Party Cart!- This a creative and fun way for your students to show their appreciation for staff members, and at the same time celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Students roll a cart filled with goodies around to the different staff members in the building, thanking them for their service (“Muchas Gracias!”) and wishing them a “Feliz Cinco de Mayo!” as they offer them a snack and refreshment. Here is what is included: A note to send home to parents requesting supplies, colorful posters to display as decorations on the party cart, nametags for student servers, a sign up sheet, student serve script, and a FIESTA! colorful pennant.
6. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Reflection- Students fill out a one page reflection about their favorite parts of the fiesta.
Please ask any questions about this resource prior to purchasing!
Thank you, Melissa