Spanish Cinco de Mayo Activities - Word Search and Crossword

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Introduce up to 23 key vocabulary words related to the history of Cinco de Mayo and the Battle of Puebla. Do students know where & why the holiday is celebrated? What do the following terms have to do with Cinco de Mayo? Two introductory cinco de mayo activities to get students talking about the holiday.

Includes TWO differentiated word searches, 1 crossword puzzle and answer keys. Can be used for beginning Spanish classes learning about the history of Cinco de Mayo.

Word Search 1 vocabulary includes 15 mostly English words: battle, celebración, cinco de mayo, Chicano, French, general, heritage, Juarez, Latino, Los Angeles, Mexico, Napoleon III, Puebla, victory, Zaragoza

(Companion product for Teacher's Discovery Moo! Cinco de Mayo video. Can be used as a stand alone activity.)

Word Search 2 vocabulary includes 23 Spanish words to define and find: bandera, bailar, batalla, celebración, cinco de mayo, comida mexicana, ejército, emperador, fiesta, Francia and MORE!

Crossword puzzle example clues:

• President of Mexico from 1861 - 1872

• Mexican town where the battle took place

• Mexican General

• A person of Mexican origin

Crossword vocabulary includes: Chicano, cinco de mayo, France, heritage, Juarez, Latino, Mexico, Napoleon III, Puebla, Zaragoza

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