Mexican Recipes, Projects, and Crafts for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsAs I mentioned last month, I am trying to change things up a bit with my posts about our geography unit plans that I plan around our monthly Little Passports subscription kits. As we have progressed through the kits, we have been getting into more and more detail about each country. Consequently, my posts about each country have been getting longer and longer. I finally decided that they are just too long, so I am going to start breaking them up into multiple posts. This post is about all of the crafts, recipes, printables, and projects that we used for our homeschooling unit about Mexico. We never do all of them, as I like to allow Sola to pick and choose. I will share our mapping assignment for Australia in the next post. Also, be sure to check out my post with the list of picture books about Mexico that we used.

Arts and Crafts:

  1. Cinco De Mayo Felt Burro/Donkey Finger Puppets (Crack of Dawn Crafts)
  2. Cinco de Mayo Paper Fan Garland (The House That Lars Built)
  3. Collage Clay Crystal Skull (Aunt Peaches)
  4. DIY Festive Mexican or Cinco De Mayo Centerpiece (Oh My! Creative)
  5. Faux Mexi-Embroidered Shirt (Craft Chica)
  6. Felt Sugar Skull Sachets (Adventures in Making)

Mexican Recipes, Projects, and Crafts for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

  1. Fiesta Flower Bouquets (Aesthetic Nest)
  2. Fiesta Skirts (Made Everyday With Dana)
  3. Frida Kahlo inspired Floral Headband (My Poppet Makes)
  4. Mayan Pyramid from Legos (Walking By the Way)

Mexican Recipes, Projects, and Crafts for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

  1. Mexcian Metal Tooling Craft for Kids (Kinder Art)
  2. Mexican Mirrors (Painted Paper Art)

  1. Mini Piñata Mariachi Band (Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!)
  2. Mini Piñatas (Mega•Crafty)
  3. Ojo de Dios “God’s Eye” Craft (Be Brave, Keep Going)
  4. Papel Picados (Create, Craft, Love)
  5. Paper Cut Molas (Deep Space Sparkle)
  6. Pinch Pot Mexican Talavera pottery – scroll to bottom of post after pinch pot directions (First Palette)
  7. Pull Piñata Garland (Love + Cupcakes)


  1. 10 Tasty Kid-Friendly Mexican Dishes (Hello Wonderful!)
  2. All (Mexican Recipes)
  3. Cochinita Pibil Tacos from Mexico (Achiote Pork Tacos) (Kid World Citizen)
  4. DLTK’s Mexican Recipes
  5. Kidspot Mexican Recipes
  6. Make Every Day a Fiesta With 23 Kid-Approved Mexican Meals! (PopSugar)
  7. Making Corn Tortillas (Weekday Chef)
  8. Mexican Cooking (Kids Cooking Activities)
  9. Mexican – Kid Friendly (


  1. ¡A Bailar! Let’s Dance! (Spanish learning songs for kids/Canciones infantiles)
  2. Báte, Báte, Chocolate Song, Printable, Activity (Multicultural Kid Blogs)
  3. Coloreando: Traditional Songs for Children in Spanish
  4. De Colores and Other Latin American Folksongs for Children
  5. Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America
  6. La Case del Conejo (DLTK)
  7. Fray Felipe (DLTK)
  8. Mariachi Songs Sampler (Teachers Pay Teachers – free)
  9. Mariachi Lesson Plan – long (University of Texas)
  10. Mexican Music Lesson Plan, resources, printables – click where it says “get complete curriculum” (Classical MPR)
  11. Songs and Rhymes from Mexico (Mama Lisa’s World)


  1. All About Mexico Reader (Teachers Pay Teachers Freebie)
  2. Aztec Resources (Mexicolore – various resources are on this page)
  3. Fact Card About Mexico (
  4. Games, Activities, and Worksheets About Mexico – LOTS!!! (ESL Kidz)
  5. Maya – page 1, page 2, page 3 (Kids Discover)
  6. Learn About Mexican Money – Facts and Printables (Kid Zone)
  7. Matching Spanish Words (Enchanted learning)
  8. Maya Number System (I’m not sure where this printable is from originally)
  9. Mayan Lesson Plan (Kids Discover – you have to create an account, but it is free)
  10. Mexican Coin Worksheets – scroll down past the United States coin worksheets (
  11. Mexican Flag Color By Numbers (K12 Reader)
  12. Mexican Music Facts (
  13. Mexico Coloring Activity (Multicultural Kid Blogs)
  14. Mexico Fun Facts (KidEngage – you must create a free account)
  15. Mexico Lapbook (Homeschool Share)
  16. Mexico Map/Quiz Printout (Enchanted Learning)
  17. Mexico Theme/Unit (
  18. The Old Man and His Door lapbook (Homeschool Share)
  19. Power Vocabulary About Mexico (Kids Discover – free, but you must create an account)
  20. Spanish Lapbook and Lessons (Homeschool Share)
  21. Story of the Mexican Flag (Kid World Citizen – printable story and question costs $1.50 from her TPT store)
  22. Sugar Skull Coloring Page (ooly – scroll down past all of the fun Day of the Dead crafts to get to the printable)
  23. The Time of the Aztecs (ABCTeach)

Turning Things Over to You

I hope this list can help you if you decide to do a unit on Mexico, even if you don’t subscribe to Little Passports. We like the Little Passports kits because Sola really enjoys receiving the little souvenirs, postcards, and passport stamps from each country. She also enjoys their online games.