Mad Libs - See if you can dream up the part of speech you are directed for. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate type of word such as noun, verb or adjective. Read your story aloud to your friends and family for lots of laughs.
Homophones - Homophones are words that sound the same, but mean different things. Many times they are spelled differently. They are words like here and hear or steel and steal. For each sentence below fill in the blank with the correct homophone. Choices for each sentence are to the right of each sentence.
Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives - For each sentence underline the nouns, circle the verbs and cross out adjectives. Nouns are a person, place or thing.
Learn a little Spanish - It is time to see what some Spanish words sound like. Learn some simple Spanish words and phrases and answer the questions that follow.
What is Cinco de Mayo? - How did this whole thing become a holiday? Read about the meaning behind Cinco de Mayo and why it was important and answer the questions that follow.
In America... - Cinco de Mayo is often thought to be Independence Day in Mexico.
Pinatas - Pinatas are made out of paper mache and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They are filled with candy and prizes.
Are Mexican Jumping Beans Real? - They most certainly are. They are not actually beans though and they roll around a bit more than they jump.
Where Did It Come From? - I'm not 100% sure we have a through answer for that. This reading activity looks back at the history and why it is still celebrated today.
Cryptogram - This is one of the longer messages that we have seen. Use the code to decode the special Cinco de Mayo message below.
Double Puzzle - Unscramble each word using the given clues. The letter in the numbered box can be placed in the same numbered box at the bottom to reveal a special message.
Word Search - Can you find all of the words that are hidden in the puzzle below? Buena suerte! That means good luck in Spanish!
Word Maker - See how many words you can make from Cinco de Mayo. Give yourself 10 points for words that are 5 letters or more. Words with 4 letters are worth 5 points. No points given for 3 letters and less. If you get 100 points you win all the prizes in the pinata.
The Magical Pin'ata - Aren't they all full of magic or is that just candy? Write your own story about a magical piñata that grants you three wishes. Describe the piñata and your wishes and how they turn out. Write at least 8 sentences.
Traditions - If your family does not celebrate this day, write about other family traditions that your family takes part in for any special occasion or holidays.
Jack and the Magical Mexican Jumping Beans - Write your own story about a boy named Jack that is sold magical Mexican jumping beans. Use Jack and the Beanstalk as your inspiration.