Cinco de Mayo - Fun Festive Crafts

We thought it might be fun to incorporate some festive crafts into your Cinco de Mayo plans, and found some really fun ideas over at Kaboose! With 15 projects to choose from, we know you'll be able to find one that fits the interests and skill of your preschoolers! Here's a sneak peek at a few of our favorites...

Cinco de Mayo Kids Craft and Preschool Lesson Plan
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Mini Sombreros

A fun party decoration {or surprise treat holder!}, these mini sombreros designed by Amanda Formaro are sure to be an instant hit! Instead of a simple craft, you could even use these fun props as part of your activity centers...

  • Print upper and lower case letters on the bottom of each sombrero - inviting students to create matches.
  • Script a numeral on the bottom of each sombrero and have your kiddos put the hats in order.
  • Invite students to practice color recognition by leaving the foam cups and paper plates separate - decorating each plate with one color of craft pom poms and adding a color word to each cup - and inviting students to make the correct matches.
  • Label each sombrero with a different beginning letter sound and create a variety of picture cards. Invite students to sort the cards, placing them on the appropriate sombrero.
Cinco de Mayo Craft for Kids and Preschool Lesson Plan
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Another fantastic Formaro-design, these instruments can be used for lots of fun activities...

  • Teach your students a traditional Spanish dance, adding in some maraca play.
  • Play Spanish music and allow your students to dance freely.
  • Pretend to put on a 'Spanish parade' - complete with music, dancing, and maracas!
  • Build listening and patterning skills - inviting students to copy sound patterns.

These crafts are the tip of the iceberg! Be sure to visit Kaboose for lots of other great ideas!