7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Kids!
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated by many around the world each year to commemorate the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire. Get the entire family into the Cinco de Mayo spirit by spending time dancing, eating, and taking part in other fun activities both at home or around NYC!
Make DIY Festive Crafts
If you are looking for a fun activity for Cinco de Mayo to do at home, make some festive crafts that will get your kids in the spirit. Have them make their own Maracas that they can play around the house or they can try to make their own Paper Plate Sombreros!
Cook Delicious Mexican Foods and Treats
One of the most popular ways to celebrate this holiday is by making popular Mexican foods and desserts that you can enjoy with the family. Whether you are in the mood for something savory like Guacamole and Empanadas or you have more of a sweet tooth and would love to try Sopaipillas With Chocolate Sauce and Homemade Churros, there are a wide variety of recipes that you can try that your kids will love helping you make and eat!
Decorate the House
What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than by decorating the house! Go to the store and grab colorful decorations, streamers, banners and flags or try and make your own at home so you can enjoy a fun fiesta in the comfort of your own home.
Make Your Own Pinata
Piñata’s are a staple when it comes to celebrations in Mexican communities and now you can easily make one at home! All you need is some cardboard, cereal boxes, tissue paper, glue and some tape and you can make a beautiful Piñata without having to spend much money.
Read Kid-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Books
Another way to celebrate is by teaching your kids more about Mexican culture and why this holiday is important. Some popular kids books that you can read aloud with your little ones are Mexico ABCs, Cinco de Mouse-o!, and Marco’s Cinco de Mayo. Reading can be both a fun and educational activity that will help kids learn to love and appreciate this holiday alongside the rest of their family!
Attend the Bryant Park Cinco De Mayo Party
If your family loves to dance and sing then make sure to stop by the Cinco de Mayo Dance Party in Bryant Park! Families will have the opportunity to learn new dancing moves from expert instructors and then put their skills to the test while listening to some live mariachi music! This event is free and is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and make some fun memories this Cinco de Mayo.
Print Out Festive Coloring Pages
Get your kids into the Cinco de Mayo spirit by getting their creative juices flowing! Coloring pages are always great to have on holidays because it gives kids a fun activity to do during the day while also learning more about the holiday and how it is celebrated around the world!