Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It's cinco de mayo and the American marketing is encouraging everyone to have a margarita today and celebrate. :)

I have many students and parents asking what exactly is cinco de mayo? No, it is not Mexican's Independance ( Sept 16), rather it is the victory of the
Battle of Puebla. Nonetheless, any chance we can celebrate this wonderful culture and give our kids another chance to learn Spanish, I think is a great reason to celebrate!

If you are like me with little ones at home, there will be no margaritas here, however some fun cinco de mayo crafts can always be a festive activity and can add bilingual fun to your day!

Here are some fun easy crafts to enjoy with your children or students.

Mini Sombrero

God's Eye

Beaded Chili Peppers

Tacos y Tostadas


Elaine said...

My students were always so surprised it wasn't actually independence day. Good ideas here!

best4future said...

Glad to find another person who promotes bilingual life. Me too! I am a big fun of bilingual education, bilingual parenting, and bilingual life as you are. Right now I am teaching my baby to learn Chinese, hoping she will become a bilingual in the future.

Can we exchange link? My reciprocal link goes like this:

Best4Future Blog: Bringing up baby bilingual!
Devoted to bilingual learning, parenting and teaching!

You can submit your link at and click "links". Thank you!

marion said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Best4future: Bringing up Baby Bilingual said...

I also want my daughter learn spanish, even I am not a native speaker of spanish. I will visit your blog to find resources and tips. :-)

By the way, I added your link onto my blog yesterday. Keep in touch!