The Mexico Pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World welcomes guests as they enter World Showcase. Mexico is such a fun country for children to learn about and there are plenty of educational resources for Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion.
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Educational Resources for Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion
The heart of the Mexico Pavilion is a pyramid, designed to be a replica of an Aztec temple. As you enter the building, you are transported to a plaza and marketplace where it is evening, full of the sights and sounds of Mexico. This pavilion is unique because it is almost entirely contained in this one building. On a hot Florida day, this air-conditioned building is very welcome!
Crafts and Activities to Learn About Mexico
Pre-K Pages has a great collection of ideas to help children learn about Mexico. Felt tacos, paper flowers, and even yummy desserts will keep your kids busy for hours.
Artsy Momma shares a simple tissue paper flag craft that your children can easily do. Flags are always fun and easy to make.
Juggling With Kids shares a delicious recipe for chocolate Mexicano that will be a nice change from the traditional hot chocolate your kids are probably used to. I can’t wait to try it myself!
Multicultural Kid Blogs shares a free Mexico coloring activity, including a map of the country.
If your young child enjoys nursery rhymes, then be sure to check out the favorite nursery rhymes in Spanish shared by Spanish Mama.
Have fun creating these traditional shakers and maracas from Let’s Play Music.
Books About Mexico
In Mexico ABC’s: A Book About the People and Places of Mexico by Sarah Heiman introduces young children to the people, geography, culture, and history of Mexico through the letters of the alphabet.
If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico by Carole P. Roman is a great first non-fiction book for children who want to learn how life is different and the same in Mexico.
Young readers can learn all about the life of a young girl living in Mexico, as told from her perspective, in Living in…Mexico by Chloe Perkins.
The Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers book Next Stop: Mexico introduces young readers to the country and it’s culture through easy to read text and beautiful photographs.
Cinco De Mayo from the Rookie Read-About Holidays series introduces children to the history and traditions of the Mexican celebration.
What do you think children could learn from Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion?