Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo- or the fifth of May— celebrates the Mexican army's victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. The victory is a minor holiday in Mexico, as it is mainly celebrated in the city of Puebla, but it is a major holiday in the United States. The United States Civil War was being fought at the same time, so the victory was a symbol of inspiration to the Americans of Mexican descent fighting with the Union. Today, Americans of all cultures celebrate Cinco de Mayo with parties, mariachi music, street festivals, and parades. Be A Mentor did not want to miss out on the fun, so we bring to you a few activities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
In times of joy you can find colorful banners of paper flags flying high above the city in Mexico. These flag banners are called papel picados and they are used as decoration in times of celebration. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making your own banner full of papel picados with your mentee! Just follow the instructional guide on the right!
Easter Egg Maracas
Still looking for something to do with those leftover Easter eggs? Turn them into maracas and start your very own mariachi band with your mentee!
What You Will Need:
Open your Easter eggs and add the tablespoon of rice, then close them. Place the egg in between the plastic spoons, and wrap masking tape around your newly shaped maraca. Once the maraca has been taped it is the fun part- decorating! After creating the pattern of your choice, you're ready to make some music!