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 

Mexican Enchiladas Suizas by Kid World Citizen 

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!

Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Please let me know comment, share, like or pin!

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  1. What a fun round up! Since my bday is on cinco de mayo I love to celebrate:-)
    Thanks for sharing our post, jaime@FSPDT

  2. This is going to be a blast! We will celebrate! Thanks for all the awesome ideas! The Enchiladas look so delicious! YUM!

    Hhmmmm, what to make??????

  3. This is such a great idea Frances! I haven't celebrated Cinco de Mayo in years – I should change that. I spent one semester of University just outside of Puebla so maybe I should bring Cinco de Mayo to Malawi!

  4. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for stopping by. I agree so many ideas, and which one to make?? LOL Good luck on picking only one!

  5. Wow! Sounds like you really celebrated Cinco de May back then! You should do a little Cinco de Mayo celebration for you and the girls. 🙂

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