Cinco de Mayo No Prep Activities for Literacy and Math

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Cinco de Mayo is a fun holiday, and a great excuse to learn about Mexico! These activities help the kiddos celebrate Cinco de Mayo while practicing their important skills!

Why use Cinco de Mayo No Prep Activities for Literacy and Math? Research tells us that learners need novelty. These no-prep activities practice many of the skills they need to practice, but with the novelty of a fun theme: Cinco de Mayo.

How it works: No prep! Just download and print! These activities provide low prep but valuable activities. These activities don’t require any cutting, laminating, or tracing. They are designed to give a meaningful experience with minimal instruction, and won’t interfere with any units you’re working on. This set contains several activities for Literacy and Math in the primary grades. This set also gives a flavor of Mexico for those celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just learning about Mexico.

What's included: This set of no-prep printables addresses these skills:

  • Subtraction through 1,000
  • Basic addition and subtraction fact practice
  • Addition and subtraction story problems
  • Addition and subtraction combinations to 5
  • Skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s through 1,000
  • Putting 3-digit numbers in order
  • Sight words
  • Sorting by word meaning
  • Sentence writing
  • Alphabetical order
  • Verbs and adverbs
  • Author's Purpose
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Main Idea
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Retelling a story

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.


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