May 5, 2005

Cinco De Mayo Lesson

Well today we did a short impromptu lesson on Cinco De Mayo. We actually were suppsoed to attend a class and field trip with our homeschool group but runny noses and coughs prevented that. Instead I just let Rhiannon pick what to do during her siblings naptime. She really wanted to make a craft. She wanted to make a blad eagle of all things. It just popped into her head. So we took out the craft box and printed out a picture from google images and started making a bald eagle. When we were done she wanted to hang it on the wall and I asked her where, scanning the room she said right next to the American flag and George Washington since it is our nation's bird. Who was I to argue? So we did and took the pictures you see below.

Then she wanted to do another craft and we had just talked about patriotism so I thought I had a natural in to talk about Cinco De Mayo and make our craft around that. We did a few quick google searches and decided to make a Mexican flag and a God's eye. Using construction paper, I did not have all the colors of felt on hand I would need and a printout of the flag (which we cut the symbol from) we made a Mexican flag. Then we glued popsicle sticks together and made the God's eyes with the pletero of yarn I have hanging around. Rhiannon was able to do hers by herself with minimum help and Ciaran was able to do it with assistance and I just made Sirah's for her though she picked the order of the colors.

This is an easy and fun craft to make - I liked the directions and picture of this one but liked the explanation and biblical theme of this one.

For more ideas and a simple explanation of Cinco De Mayo with craft, music and book ideas check out Step by Step. We learned this simple song from there:

Come Join the Fun - sung to "Frere Jacques"

Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo,
Is lots of fun, for everyone.
Many celebrations,
Loved ones get together.
Come join the fun, with everyone.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare


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