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Cinco de Mayo Word Search: Free Printable Activity for Holiday Fun

This Cinco de Mayo word search (free printable) is an incredible way to enjoy extra holiday fun with kids.

You can use this simple activity in a variety of ways to help you celebrate as you boost learning fun.

Get creative ideas for using this free printable word search with Cinco de Mayo themes so you can be ready for a special celebration.

free printable Cinco de Mayo word search activity

A Simple Way to Explore Cinco de Mayo with Kids

If you’re looking for a print-and-go and fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with kids, this free word search is an amazing pick. It’s an awesome activity for a fun holiday celebration.

Cinco de Mayo (May 5 or Fifth of May) is such an exciting time and excellent chance to teach your kids about this holiday. With my boys, I love to use simple printable activities, like a word search, to kick off our new learning adventures.

Last year or so, I created and shared these Cinco de Mayo activities. My boys had a blast working on these activities so I decided that we needed more fun ways to boost our celebration.

That’s why I’ve added this free printable word search (plus Cinco de Mayo color by number pages and tracing worksheets)!

woman holding red clipboard with free printable Cinco de Mayo word search activity with markers and red pencil on wood background

Learn More About This Cinco de Mayo Word Search

This Cinco de Mayo word search puzzle (free printable) includes 2 pages. One page is the word search activity and the other page is the answer key.

The list of words (20) with Cinco de Mayo themes that your kids will search for include:

  • Holiday
  • Fifth of May
  • Battle of Puebla
  • Mexican Army
  • Fiesta
  • Castanets
  • Conquest
  • Maraca
  • Mariachi
  • Pinata
  • Pueblo
  • Salsa
  • Taco
  • Guitar
  • Parade
  • Benito Juarez
  • Sombrero
  • Rebozo
  • Serape
  • Cinco de Mayo

This fun activity is a great way to practice fine motor skills. You can use this list for spelling and vocabulary words, too!

woman holding red clipboard with free printable Cinco de Mayo word search activity

Creative Ideas for Boosting the Learning Fun with This Word Search for Kids

Think free Cinco de Mayo word search printables look rather simple? Well, you can absolutely take it to the next level with a variety of learning fun activities.

  • Put out fun writing tools for your kids to use to complete this Cinco de Mayo activity sheet. Erasable pens, highlighters, and color pencils are super cool.
  • Use the 20 words as spelling words for the week.
  • While you’re having spelling fun, your kids can use a dictionary and get in some fantastic vocabulary practice by jotting down the definitions, too.
  • Flip over the word search and use the back of the page to write sentences, doodle, and other DIY challenges (like crack the code, trivia, and more).
  • You can also use the back of the paper to add different words that are part of Cinco de Mayo vocabulary.
  • Add some Cinco de Mayo party supplies to your celebration.

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free printable Cinco de Mayo word search on red background

Outstanding Resources for Learning About Cinco de Mayo with Kids

Take your Cinco de Mayo learning fun to the next level with books and videos. (And our Cinco de Mayo tracing worksheets are terrific for younger kids!)

You can opt to use these resources before or after using your word search. You know your kids best – do they like to have an activity to get them excited for more learning? Or do they prefer reading and watching before completing an activity? Not sure? No worries! Choose a way and go for it. Then, learn from those experiences and apply it to your next printable activity fun 😉

Here are a few books that are amazing for learning about the history of Cinco de Mayo with kids:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo - Celebramos Cinco de Mayo: A Bilingual Book for Kids in English and Spanish (Around the World by Magic Spells for Teachers LLC)Celebrate Cinco de Mayo – Celebramos Cinco de Mayo: A Bilingual Book for Kids in English and Spanish (Around the World by Magic Spells for Teachers LLC)Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo: What is Everybody Celebrating? (2nd Ed.)Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo: What is Everybody Celebrating? (2nd Ed.)Celebrating Cinco De Mayo: Fiesta Time! (Learn to Read Read to Learn Holiday Series)Celebrating Cinco De Mayo: Fiesta Time! (Learn to Read Read to Learn Holiday Series)Cinco de Mayo (Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme)Cinco de Mayo (Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme)Cinco De Mouse-O! (Adventures of Mouse)Cinco De Mouse-O! (Adventures of Mouse)What is Cinco de Mayo - Social Studies for Kids, Cinco de Mayo for Kids, Mexican Traditions, Cinco de Mayo Traditions, Mexican Holidays, Mexican ... CInco de Mayo (What Holiday is That? Series)What is Cinco de Mayo – Social Studies for Kids, Cinco de Mayo for Kids, Mexican Traditions, Cinco de Mayo Traditions, Mexican Holidays, Mexican … CInco de Mayo (What Holiday is That? Series)

 

Get Your Cinco de Mayo Word Search (Free Printable)

Yes! You’re on your way to having a super cool time with this Cinco de Mayo puzzle!

This free printable Cinco de Mayo word search includes 2 pages (activity and answer key) in PDF format.

You may make as many of these printable worksheets as you need for your personal use, family, class, homeschool co-op, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker who’d enjoy this type of Cinco de Mayo activity with kids, I simply ask that you please share this post with them. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

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Get your FREE Cinco de Mayo Word Search by tapping HERE or on the image below.

This free printable Cinco de Mayo word search activity is a fantastic way to celebrate and learn about the holiday with kids.

Wishing you a fantastic fiesta with this fun Cinco de Mayo activity!

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