Cinco de Mayo Activities for Spanish Class

Cinco de Mayo, Lesson Plan, Activity, PowerPoint, Mexico, Recipes, Spanish Class

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching.  Are you ready to create a memorable Cinco experience for your Spanish students?  What?  You’re busy grading papers, writing final exams, and trying to figure out how to get that one tricky student, Pablo, to stop disrupting class?  Here at World Language Cafe, we’ve got you covered with engaging Cinco de Mayo activities for Spanish class.

In addition, we’re hosting a 16 Day Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Facebook, starting the last few weeks in April. Tune in each day for freebies, video links, decorating tips, craft ideas, and yummy recipes to make Cinco de Mayo rock in Spanish class.  (Or just tune in a few days beforehand to catch up on all the awesome tips at once).

  1. Blog Post about Debunking Common Misconceptions about Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plans, Ideas, Activites, for Spanish Class, The Truth about Cinco de Mayo
What Happened on Cinco de Mayo

2.  Love this video of a mariachi flash mob!  Your students will, too.

3.  Get your free Spanish or English Cinco de Mayo worksheet in my Free Resource Library.  If you haven’t checked out the Free Resource Library, it’s full of language lesson goodies.  Trust me, you’ll love it!  

Cinco de Mayo Spanish Activity
Cinco de Mayo English Worksheet
Cinco de Mayo Spanish Activity
Cinco de Mayo Worksheet
I’ll also be giving away Cinco de Mayo Powerpoint Lessons.

You can enter daily by liking my FB page, and commenting on the FB post of the day.  Comment daily for more chances to win.  Winners will be drawn in late April – to give you enough time to look the lesson plans over before class.

The lesson includes a joke about Cinco de Mayo, slides to debunk common misconceptions and teach your students the truth about the holiday, and photos to show your students the colorful people, places, and foods of the real Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo Spanish Lesson Plans, Class Activities
Cinco de Mayo Spanish Lesson Plans, Class Activities

Want these Cinco de Mayo plans now?  You can get them here.

Wishing you and your students a Cinco de Mayo celebration full of color and spice!


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