Celebrate one of the most popular Mexican holidays with these Cinco de Mayo themed activity worksheets.

What is Cinco De Mayo? The word Cinco de Mayo is Latin for the Fifth of May. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army from the French Empire during the Franco-Mexican War that was held in 1862. The battle was known as the Battle of Puebla. Under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza, the 5th of May marks the victory of the Mexicans. Annually, Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday throughout Mexico. Even though the holiday took origins in Mexico, the celebrations have gone far beyond and are more popular in the USA, especially in the parts with a large Mexican-American population. The festival gained popularity in the USA through California, where festivities began in the year 1863. In Pueblo City, the event is welcomed with an art festival, a local cuisine festival, and re-enactments of the battle. How exciting is that!

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Cinco de Mayo celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. In addition to the language arts and math activity sheets, this collection includes writing paper decorated with a Cinco de Mayo theme.

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Read each sentence. If it is a correct statement, circle the check mark. If it is not correct, circle the X.

What's the Story?

It marks the anniversary of an unsuccessful attack by more than 6,000 French soldiers on a small village called Puebla in 1862. The Mexican army only had half as many men, and many were unarmed.

Question Me

Who did America support during the Mexican s battle against the French?

Victory Story

On that day, about 4,000 Mexican soldier fought off and drove back the much larger French army at the village of Puebla, Mexico.


Which country tried to invade Mexico in 1862?

Word Search

Find the Cinco de Mayo related words in the puzzle. Write each word you find on a line.

How Much Do You Know?

Fill in the who, what, where, when, why, and how about Cinco de Mayo.

The Mexican Flag

The Mexican flag is green, white and red. Green symbolizes hope. White symbolizes purity. Red symbolizes the blood of the brave heroes who died in Mexico's war for independence. In the center of the white band is Mexico's coat of arms.


What did the gods tell the Aztecs about where to build their city?


A solid puzzle for students.

The Dialogue

Rewrite the dialogue from the cartoon, using direct speech. Punctuate correctly.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

In Mexico, the majority of Cinco de Mayo celebrations happen in the town of Puebla, where the Mexican army drove back the French in 1862.

Word Ladders

What does Mr. Miller need with him when he goes to the restaurant? Change one letter in each word to complete the word ladder to find out.

Parts of Speech

Color the pronouns blue. Color the articles green. Color the adjectives yellow. Color the verbs orange. Color the nouns red. Color the adverbs brown.

What Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?

List three facts about Cinco de Mayo.

Write an Acrostic Poem

In acrostic poems, the first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word.

Be the Reporter

Pretend you are a reporter. Write a news story about what happened at Puebla, Mexico in 1862, as if it has just happened. Draw a picture to illustrate your story.


Fix up these paragraphs.

More Editing

Proofread and correct each passage.

Alphabetic Order

Work with the words: chico, salsa, pinatas, fiesta, mariachi, maraca, amigo, conquest, pueblo, comida

Visual Crossword

Use the words in Spanish please.

Missing Letters

Finish up those words like a quick snack.

Visual Addition

An acoustic guitar adding up to 13.

Visual Subtraction

Chili peppers make it great to take away from.

Word Chop

Piece together: amigo, comida, conquest, courage, fiesta, holiday, maraca, mariachi, Mexico, pin atas, pueblo, triumph

Word Scramble

These words must have run into a few jumping beans.

Cinco Poem

We are looking for a poem that really hits the deep significance of the day.


A big old party.

Mexico Poem

Examine exactly the celebrations originates from.

Bingo Card #1

The vocab. includes: chico, fiesta, hola, battle, conquest, salsa, maraca, pueblo, Cinco, occupation, Mexico, Mayo, manana, castanets,Maximilian, amigo, zaragoza, comida, pinatas, holiday, triumph, cuando, mariachi, courage

Bingo Card # 2

A game of chance and skill all in one.

Bingo Card #3

Half of the words make it hard to follow.

Bingo Card #4

You can also use Spanish translations of the words.

Bingo Card #5

This card usually seems to win. I have no idea why.

Bingo Card #6

Finally the last in the series.

Cinco De Mayo KWL

What do you know about it before we get started?


Help the boy find the Pinata.

Writing Paper

Themed for the date or prior to the date.

Word Search

Courage is hard to find and harder to find in this puzzle.

Word Wall

We finish off with 10 pages for your wall.