Cinco De Mayo Worksheets

What is Cinco De Mayo?

The phrase Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the Fifth of May. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army from the French Empire during the Franco-Mexican War that was held in 1862. The battle was known as the Battle of Puebla. Under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza, the 5th of May marks the victory of the Mexicans. Annually, Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday throughout Mexico. Even though the holiday took origins in Mexico, the celebrations have gone far beyond and are more popular in the USA, especially in the parts with a sizable Mexican American population. The festival gained popularity in the USA through California, where festivities began in the year 1863. In Pueblo City, the event is welcomed with an art festival, a local cuisine festival, and re-enactments of the battle. How exciting is that!

Cinco De Mayo Acrostic Poem

Students examine the properties of the Cinco De Mayo.

Fiesta Acrostic Poem

What does a Fiesta mean to you?

Mexico Acrostic Poem

How can you sum up your thought of the country?

Alphabetic Order

Students place Cinco De Mayo related words in alphabetic order.

Bingo Cards

A fun packet of six BINGO cards for Cinco De Mayo.

Visual Crossword Puzzle

Students determine the vocabulary word described by the picture.


A fantastic anticipatory and closer on Cinco De Mayo.


Help the boy find the Pinata.

Spelling Words

Fill in the missing letters to spell the words correctly. Answer key included.

Writing Paper

Border paper with a related theme.

Visual Addition

Add the guitars with sombreros together.

Visual Subtraction

Find the difference between the number of chili peppers.

Word Chop

Use the tiles to create words related to this theme.

Word Scramble

Unscramble the words.

Word Search

Find the words hidden in the puzzle.

Word Wall

Help make sense of these words for students.