Cinco de Mayo Celebration for Children
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While it is primarily celebrated in Mexico and the United States, children around the world can also take part in the festivities. Here are some ways kids can celebrate Cinco de Mayo
- Learn about the history: Children can read books, watch videos or documentaries, or listen to stories about the history of Cinco de Mayo and why it is celebrated.
- Create Mexican crafts: Kids can create traditional Mexican crafts such as piñatas, papel picado, or maracas. They can also color in Mexican flags or draw traditional Mexican symbols.
- Make Mexican food: Children can make and enjoy traditional Mexican foods such as guacamole, tacos, or quesadillas. They can also try making Mexican desserts like churros or flan.
- Dance to Mexican music: Children can dance to traditional Mexican music such as salsa, cumbia, or mariachi. They can also learn some traditional Mexican dance steps.
- Dress up in traditional Mexican clothing: Kids can dress up in traditional Mexican clothing such as sombreros, ponchos, or dresses with colorful embroidery.
- Have a piñata party: Children can have a piñata party with friends and family. They can fill the piñata with candy or small toys and take turns hitting it with a stick until it breaks open.
- Learn some Spanish words and phrases: Children can learn some basic Spanish words and phrases such as “hola,” “adios,” “gracias,” or “por favor.”
Remember to always be respectful of Mexican culture and history while celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and have fun!
About the Author: Yvonne Wonder
As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.
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