(red & green should be switched)
We made this Mexican Flag Craft as a Cinco de Mayo project. My son has his class tomorrow, so we did our projects earlier this week. We also made this mini sombrero craft.
To make the Mexican Flag craft, I printed a coloring page from The Activity Village Website. I cut red, green, and white crepe paper into small squares. You could also use tissue paper or construction paper. My son painted white school glue over the flag and then stuck the pieces on. I did a search for the flag's symbol, printed it, and gave it to my son to place in the middle of his flag.
He learned the Spanish words Bandera de Mexico, which means Flag of Mexico. We also talked about how Papa is from Mexico and that this was the flag for his country.
I picked up 2 Cinco de Mayo books from the library. My son is only 3, so these were mainly used to get him acquainted with some of the symbols and clothing that are associated with Mexico.
The first one is Cinco de Mayo by Mary Dodson Wade from the Rookie Read-About Holidays series. It is great book for kids who are beginning to read. There are photographs of ways Cinco de Mayo it is currently celebrated. It also tells the basics of the events and reasons why this day became a significant day for Mexico.
The 2nd book is Cinco de Mayo by Alice K. Flanagan. It gives a little bit about the history, foods, music, dance, and ways you might celebrate. It also has some of the common symbols associated with this day.
I am linking this project to these weekly link parties!