15+ Fab & Festive Cinco De Mayo Crafts & Activities for Kids

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AHEAD: 15+ fun and easy Cinco De Mayo crafts and activities for kids to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.

15+ Cinco De Mayo Crafts & Activities for Kids

What is Cinco De Mayo?

Contrary to popular belief Cinco De Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican independence. Cinco De Mayo is a holiday to celebrate the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.  This happened on May 5, 1862.

Where is Cinco De Mayo Celebrated?

Cinco De Mayo is celebrated mostly in the United States to commemorate Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. It is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. You will find some of the biggest celebration for Cinco De Mayo in California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

How is Cinco De Mayo Celebrate?

Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in many different ways. Some of the most popular ways are parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano!

When is the Cinco De Mayo in 2022?

Cinco De Mayo is celebrated on Thursday May 5.

Watch this Video about Cinco De Mayo with you Kids


Cinco De Mayo Crafts & Activities

Free Cinco De Mayo Coloring Pages for Kids

Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexican heritage and culture, is just around the corner. And what better way to get kids excited about this holiday than by providing them with fun and educational activities like coloring pages?

Cardboard Box Guitar Craft for Kids

Channel your inner mariachi band with this Cardboard Guitar Craft inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy on rock & roll.

Cactus Letter Matching & Fine Motor Activity

Cactus letter matching is a fun letter matching activity for preschoolers! It is also an amazing fine motor activity using clothespins! 

How to Make Easter Egg Maracas – Sixth Bloom

Sombreros for Cinco de Mayo – Garden Gate Academy

Maracas Craft – Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

Make A Paper Plate Sombrero for a Cinco De Mayo Craft {Easy and Fun!} – Kid Friendly Things To Do

DIY Pull Piñata – The Everyday Events

Cinco De Mayo Taco- Fun Activity for Kids – J Daniels 4s Mom

Mariachi Guitars – Today’s Creative Ideas

Fiesta Flowers – Aunt Peaches

Piñata Craft for Kids – Kindergarten Nation

Paper Bag Maracas – Danielles Place

DIY Mini Piñatas With The Cricut Maker – Tastefully Frugal

Piñata Suncstcher – Innner Child

Sensory Cactus Craft – Stay At Home Educator

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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