Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It has been hot here the past few days. The kids have loved dashing through the sprinkler. I have been enjoying all the sunshine, fresh air and watching my garden bloom.

It feels like summer. And I can't wait for summer! I love the BBQing, swimming, evening strolls, lightning bugs, and late sunsets. I am ready for it all (minus the mosquitoes). And, what better way to celebrate than to dig in to some Cinco de Mayo festivities? Will you be celebrating with a fiesta?

I'll admit that this holiday has been mostly a commercial one, but there are some opportunities for some interesting lessons here (of course, homeschoolers say that about everything, right?) Why not create a festive atmosphere and explore history, geography, and culture? Make your own pinata. Try your hand at home made tortillas. Create some crafty decorations and celebrate in style.

Find some fun lesson plans here.
Cinco de Mayo menu plans here.
Coloring pages here.
More about Mexico here.

sheila said...

Great ideas!!! I think tonight may end up being taco night!

Aimee said...

We always have mexican food on cinco de mayo. Tonight is chicken enchiladas and maybe even sopapillas! :)

Liz Mays said...

I love doing themes like this. It makes it all sink in so much more. Plus it's fun and tasty!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I can't wait for the weather feel like summer here. I am getting so tired of the rain and cold wind. I think this is the coldest spring I remember.

Tree said...

Great ideas! We didn't do anything on the 5th, but tonight we're making Cinnamon Tortilla Chips and Fruit Salsa (found the recipe on another blog. LOL) for our Family Fun Night. :)

Just stopping by for Friday Follow. Have a great weekend!

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