Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. It is observed nationwide in the United States, and it commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. (This day is not to be confused with the independence of Mexico which falls on September 16th).
If you're looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo like we are. Here's a round up of excellent craft ideas, book choices, and food! In this list you will find ideas to make mini sombreros, a musical instrument, piñatas, flags, a Cinco de Mayo sensory tub, and some wonderful recipes for Mexican enchiladas and a yummy apple enchilada dessert! There's also a birthday celebration Cinco de Maya (yes, with an "a"). The birthday girl's name is Maya and they celebrated her 5th birthday with a Cinco de Mayo theme. How cool is that!
Mini Sombrero Craft by Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
How to make a Guiro by Daria World Music for Children
Paper Bag Piñatas by Toddling in the Fast Lane
Mexican Flag Craft by Carrots are Orange
Cinco de Mayo Sensory Tubby Carrots are Orange
Cinco de Mayo Apple Enchilada Dessert by JDaniels4sMom
Cinco de Mayo Salsa by Sun Scholars
Cinco De Mayo - Move, Eat, Draw, Learn with My Abuelita by The Good Long Road
Cinco de Mayo Fun! by Hartlyn Kids
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo as well as any other celebration such as, Chinese New Year or Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day) and sharing it with little one's friends just opens their eyes to the world that surrounds them. It broadens their awareness to cultural diversity, and helps them understand other culture's heritage by embracing it, and celebrating it!
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