#1 Best Cinco de Mayo Word Search Free Printable For Kids

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A Cinco de Mayo word search free printable that’s a fun way to celebrate Mexican culture on May 5th and teach kids of all ages the history of Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo word search free printable
Cinco de Mayo word search free printable

Cinco De Mayo Word Search Free Printable

The fifth of May is right around the corner. So, we wanted to share this Cinco de Mayo word search free printable with you. Free printable games like word search puzzles are one of our go-to screen free activities for kids.

This printable worksheet is a fun Cinco de Mayo activity you can use on your free time at home or in social studies lesson plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with kids of all ages.

Related: 25+ Fun Cinco de Mayo activities & crafts for kids

Download & Print Instructions

Cinco de Mayo word search free printable
Cinco de Mayo word search free printable

Our Cinco de Mayo word search free printable was created in color and should be printed on 8.5 x 11 standard letter size paper. With fun festive Mexican inspired clip art and colors, printing this Cinco de Mayo puzzle is highly recommended. 

To download the pdf file for this fun activity you’ll need to click on the download link located at the bottom of this blog post.

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Fun Facts About Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo word search free printable
Cinco de Mayo word search free printable
  • Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence day are not the same thing.
  • Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French at the battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.
  • In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture including a variety of different food items, music, folklore and traditions.
  • The city of Puebla is famous for it’s Mole Pablano that is made from chili peppers and dark chocolate.
  • In Puebla Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is only a minor Mexican holiday called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla which means  “The Day of the Battle of Puebla” in English.
  • In the United States, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are most common in places with large Mexican-American populations like Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and San Antonio.
  • Denver hosts the largest celebration of Mexican culture with delicious food, mariachi music and fun activities like carnival rides and parade floats.
  • In the United States, 81 million pounds of Avocado is consumed on the 5th of May. Boy do we love guacamole!
  • The Mexican hat dance is a famous folk dance that is the national dance of Mexico. 
  • An estimated 41.3 million Americans are Spanish foreign language speakers.

Cinco De Mayo Word Search Puzzle

cinco de mayo word search free printable
Cinco de Mayo word search free printable

The hidden words in this free printable Cinco de Mayo word search include:

  • May
  • Puebla
  • Tacos
  • Mariachi
  • Celebration
  • Mexico City
  • Music
  • Culture
  • Fiesta
  • Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Pinata
  • Parade
  • Sombrero
  • Battle
  • Victory

Fun Ways To Use Word Searches

To learn new words – word search puzzles are always a great way to introduce new words into a students’ vocabulary.

Visual discrimination skills – for younger students in first or second grade, word search puzzles work on good stuff like fine motor skills and visual discrimination.

Learn about a new topic – word search puzzles make for a fun introduction or conclusion to social studies lessons about a just any topic.

Screen free activity – kids of all ages benefit from doing word search puzzles to reduce their screen time. 

Brain break – puzzles like our Cinco de Mayo word search free printable offer children of all ages a brain break in class at our at home. Use them with early finishers to keep the classroom quiet while other students complete their work. Word puzzles are a great way to build positive attitudes in the classroom.

More Free Word Search Printables

Here are more word search templates you can download and print for free. We add new word search games in different difficulty levels often.

So, make sure to bookmark us so you can come back often and check out what’s new.

Christmas – a really festive holiday word search perfect for boosting the Christmas spirit in the month of December.

Thanksgiving –  a fun Turkey day word search loaded with Thanksgiving related vocabulary.

4th of July word search – a nice choice for any 4th of July celebration including BBQs and cookouts.

Birthday –  our top choice for a fun and free birthday party activity for kids.

Summer word search – an adorable summer themed puzzle perfect for some screen free fun during summer vacation.

Earth Day –  celebrate Earth day and inspire a conversation about the Environment with this cute Earth day word search puzzle.

Valentine’s Day – this adorable love themed word search is perfect for using at home or as part of a lesson plan at school

Elf On The Shelf – if your child loves Elf on the Shelf then they’ll really enjoy this adorable Elf themed word search puzzles.

Mardi Gras –  celebrate fat Tuesday with this fun Mardi Gras inspired word search printable.

Camping –  perfect for scout troupes, girl guides and day camps this camping themed word search is perfect for lovers of the outdoors.

Halloween – this spooky word search printable for Halloween is loads of fun at home or in the classroom.


There you have it – a fun Cinco de Mayo word search free printable that you can use to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday with younger or older students.

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🌵Happy Cinco de Mayo – Feliz Cinco de Mayo🌵

P.S Check back soon because we’ve got a collection of Cinco de Mayo coloring page printables in the works!

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Cinco de Mayo word search free printable – click here to download the pdf file

Free printable cinco de mayo word search printable

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