Cinco de Mayo is such a fun holiday to celebrate in the classroom! I’ve got new Cinco de Mayo worksheets for preschool learners to help you explore Mexican Independence Day that you won’t want to miss.
Syncing lessons and preschool themes with upcoming holidays is a fun way to engage your preschool students and bring learning concepts to life. Get ready to explore the history of Cinco de Mayo, learn about a different culture, practice counting, develop fine motor skills, and learn color words with these new Cinco de Mayo activities for the fifth of may.
Keep reading to get more fun holiday activities for young children and learning worksheets your preschoolers will love this May. Plus, discover hands-on activity ideas, book suggestions, and songs to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the classroom!
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Learn About the Battle of Puebla & Mexican Independence Day
Discover the history behind Cinco de Mayo with your preschool students this May. Mexican Independence Day has become a day to celebrate and honor Mexican culture here in the United States.
Historically, the fifth of May marks the day the Mexican army defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla. PBS has a fun learning video all about Cinco de Mayo and the victory of the Mexican army that you can share with your preschoolers as you celebrate this year.
Learning about the history behind the holiday and how it’s celebrated today is a great time to explore Mexican heritage and bring this holiday to life for preschoolers.
Celebrate and Learn with Cinco de Mayo Worksheets for Preschool
Worksheets sometimes get a bad rap, but my printable resources and printable activities will help make it easy for you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and keep the learning going in your classroom.
I’ve created fun cut-and-paste crafts, printable emergent readers, and coloring pages that will encourage your preschool students to practice fine motor skills, counting, number identification, and help them learn color words. Check out some of my new Cinco de Mayo worksheets for preschool to get your Mexican celebration started!
Happy Cinco de Mayo Counting Activity
This Happy Cinco de Mayo Counting Worksheet features a colorful sombrero template your preschool students can add beads to as they practice number identification.
Preschoolers will identify the numbers on each circle shape and arrange them in number order. Then, glue them to the sombrero to create one of my favorite Cinco de Mayo crafts with math skills practice!
Sombreros are an important part of any celebration of Mexican culture. They’re used in the traditional Mexican Hat Dance, the national dance of Mexico. As you celebrate and learn about Cinco de Mayo, you can teach your students to do the Mexican Hat Dance.
Adding the Mexican Hat Dance to your classroom celebration will give you a chance to explore and learn about traditional Mexican music too. Mexican folk music, called mariachi music, is performed by groups with four or more performers who sing and play traditional instruments like the guitar, violins, and trumpets.
It’s the perfect Mexican tradition for auditory learners!
Cinco de Mayo Emergent Reader with Color Words
Emergent readers make awesome easy readers for kids who are just beginning to read. The pages repeat the same sentence structure and the text is repetitive which helps preschool students learn to master sight words and build reading comprehension skills.
My printable Cinco de Mayo Emergent Reader Books will help your preschool students master color words. Each page features a color word with a fun Mexican holiday image. For example, “The avocado is green. The chili pepper is red.”
Each page features color words your preschoolers can trace to practice handwriting skill. Plus, they’re perfect for exploring the vibrant bright colors traditionally seen in Mexican celebrations and art.
These books are the perfect take-home activity for preschoolers! Your students will love sharing their Cinco de Mayo books with friends and family outside of class.
Fun Holiday Color by Number Pages
There are tons of benefits to engaging in coloring activities with preschoolers. Discover the fun and learning you can achieve in the classroom with my new Cinco de Mayo Printable Color by Number Pages. Each page features a festive hidden picture your preschool student can discover as they color.
Kids will build concentration, fine motor skills, practice number recognition, and explore color as they complete these Cinco de Mayo worksheets in the classroom or at home. It’s a fun and engaging no-prep activity you can use to celebrate this May.
Great Books to Read Aloud for Cinco de Mayo This Year
Reading aloud to children is the very best way to help them discover the magic of reading. You can help your preschoolers build print awareness and get ready for reading as they celebrate May 5th this year. Check out some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo books to read aloud in the classroom at your local library.
Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds
Cinco de Mayo Colors by Robin Nelson
Along the Tapajos by Fernando Vilela
Add one of my printable Cinco de Mayo worksheets for preschool students to one of these fun storybooks and enjoy the celebration! It’s the perfect way to teach kids of all ages about Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture in the classroom.
More Fun Cinco de Mayo Activities for the Fifth of May
Are you looking for more fun Cinco de Mayo activities to celebrate the fifth of May in your classroom? Don’t miss my other printable resources for Cinco de Mayo!
There are so many fun ways to learn about Mexican history and culture in the classroom including dramatic play centers, worksheets, and Cinco de Mayo crafts. Discover more of my favorites:
How To Make a Taco Craft with fine motor skills practice for preschool students.
Taco Stand Dramatic Play Center Cinco de Mayo printable pack for centers.
Hispanic Heritage Activities featuring important figures like Frida Kahlo and Selena Quintanilla.
Do you have another fun way to celebrate and learn about Cinco de Mayo in the classroom? Share your great lesson ideas and fun activities in the comments. I can’t wait to read about your favorite lesson plans and Cinco de Mayo theme activities!