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Cinco de Mayo Word Search Free Printable in Spanish

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Mexican holiday in your classroom this May with this Cinco de Mayo word search free printable in Spanish!

This printable Cinco de Mayo word search puzzle is the perfect activity for young kids of all ages. Kindergartners through high schoolers will enjoy this activity

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s have some Cinco de Mayo fun!

Head to the bottom of this post, where you can subscribe and get your free printable in less than ten minutes! But first, stick around to see the benefits of word searches and what Spanish words your child will search for in this free Cinco de Mayo word search.

cinco de mayo word search free printable

Benefits of word search puzzles

There are so many benefits of doing word searches with your children. In her post “The Benefits of Word searches” Lisa from Gifted Guru mentions the many benefits of using word search puzzles in your classroom.  

I want to list a few of those benefits below.

Benefits of word search puzzles:

  • Helps with word recognition

I enjoy making thematic word search printables because they aid children in word recognition. If they know the theme is winter, then that will help them tell the difference and learn to recognize new winter vocabulary in Spanish

  • Develop pattern recognition

This is important with learning Spanish spelling and phonetics. It helps recognize which letters follow which. 

  • Introduce new vocabulary

This is super important when learning a foreign language. This is one of the reasons I plan to create a seasonal word search for every season. It helps children with building vocabulary in Spanish.

  • Spelling

Spelling is slightly different in Spanish than English since Spanish is a phonetic language.

Word searches help the user discover the patterns of spelling in Spanish as they look for each word in the word search. 

  • Word searches are fun
cinco de mayo word search free printable

Naturally, the most important way to learn is through having fun and I don’t know about you, but I always enjoyed myself a good word find game growing up.

Related: Día de los Muertos coloring pages in Spanish for kids

What is Cinco de Mayo and What Words Come in This Word Search?

What words come in this Cinco de Mayo word search printable in Spanish?

Let’s take a peak at the fifteen hidden words that your child will find in this free printable Cinco de Mayo word search in Spanish.

Cinco de Mayo is the holiday and celebration that commemorates a battle fought in Puebla Mexico on the fifth of May, 1862. This battle resulted in the unexpected victory for the Mexican army over French forces.

Now, the people of Puebla, Mexico observe the holiday to celebrate its victory. In the United States, Americans have adopted this holiday to celebrate the honor of the battle as well as Mexican culture.

In this word search, you can find 15 words that celebrate Mexican heritage and highlight important words from the battle of Puebla. Among these words you can find food items, important dates and more.

Below are the vocabulary words that your child will find in this fun activity:

Puebla Puebla (Town in Mexico)
MaracasMaracas (Mexican musical shakers)
MariachiMariachi music (Folk Mexican music)
TamalTamal (Traditional Mexican food made from corn masa)

There are plenty of more words that I wanted to add to this list, but I thought this list would be appropriate for kids and Spanish learners of all ages to celebrate 5 de Mayo and learn some new words.

Related: 50 + Cinco de Mayo Quotes To Celebrate Mexico This Year!

cinco de mayo word search free printable

Related: 80+ Day of the Dead Quotes in Spanish


Let’s do a quick run through of everything you are going to need for this fun word search puzzle in Spanish.

Preparing for this activity is super easy. All you need to do is download the free printable PDF file which you can grab in my Free Spanish Printable Library after subscribing at the end of this email.

  • 8.5 x 11 printer paper or card stock
  • A printer to print out the PDF file.
  • Coloring utensils such as crayons, markers or even watercolor paints!
  • You might also want to use some dry erase pockets if you want to use and reuse this printable puzzle many times! 
  • Your child!

Related: A Fun Cinco de Mayo Bingo Free Printable in Spanish

cinco de mayo word search free printable

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I hope your children enjoy this fun Cinco de Mayo activity. For more educational activities in Spanish, check out some more posts below.

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