Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle

The beginning of May brings the Mexican holiday most of us in the United States recognize: Cinco de Mayo! While it has become known as a day to get great specials at our favorite Mexican restaurants and hear some mariachi music, do you know WHY Cinco de Mayo is celebrated? Let’s find that out first and then get on to our fun free printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle.


 

What is Cinco de Mayo?

 
Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday full of pride and history, commemorates the triumph of the Mexican Army over the French on May 5, 1862, when the troops of General Ignacio Zaragoza led an atack in the small village of Puebla, hoping to slow down the French army’s advancement toward the capital of Mexico City. Their triumph was considered astonishing because the Mexicans were greatly outnumbered by the France’s army, which had not lost a battle in over fifty years. The date of the Battle of Puebla was declared a national holiday by President Juarez in September of that same year.

Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle - Help your kids learn about the history and traditions surrounding the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo with this fun word find!
 

Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle

 
To supplement learning more about Cinco de Mayo with your kids or classroom (or just to have some fun) we have created this Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle. It contains 27 words relating to the history of Cinco de Mayo and how it is celebrated today.

More Cinco de Mayo Fun – Crafts and Recipes

If you’re looking for some more fun ways to celebrate the holiday, we have some Mexican-themed foods and crafts you can make with your kids to create your own celebration!

DIY Cascarones (Confetti Eggs) Craft

Homemade Cinnamon Play Dough

Papel Picado Craft

Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Popcorn Sprinkle

Make Tortilla Chips in the Microwave

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Comments

  1. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love the Confetti Eggs puzzle and printable. I will be showing this to my nephew over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What awesome ideas! We are planning a family trip to Mexico this December and these would be fun ways to increase the excitement.

  3. These are great ideas! My kids love word searches. Thanks a lot!

  4. Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing. And very convenient to find those items on Amazon too. I have wanted to make the confetti eggs for a while, I’m sure my kids would love to do that.

  5. I have always enjoyed word search puzzles, since I was a little kid. They are a great way to let a child have fun while reinforcing important reading and thinking skills.

  6. That’s so fun! I love to use holidays to trick my kids into doing something educational. LOL. I love this!

  7. Janet W. says:

    What a fun word search! My grandsons would like to do it any time of year!

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