Cinco de Mayo Crafts Party for Kids
In second grade, the kids travel the globe to study Mexico, China and Ghana. It’s a wonderful social studies unit that culminates in a Mexico Day party that can also be used for a Cinco de Mayo party for kids.
Our teacher set up six stations and had parent volunteers run each station. It took about 3 hours for the party and the unit itself lasted about a month. I was in charge of the dried bean maraca craft.
Map of Mexico
The kids learned about the geography of Mexico.
By the end of the unit, they learned a lot! I liked how they asked questions throughout and found answers. It was all tracked on this chart.
Paper Plate Maraca Craft for Kids
The maraca craft was pretty easy. The tricky part was putting in just a handful of beans and then stapling the folded paper plate without letting any escape. I did the stapling.
What you need for the Paper Plate Maraca Craft:
- Dried beans
- Paper Plates
- Markers or crayons