Looking for a high-quality Mexican flag printable to celebrate Mexican culture?
This post includes a full color Mexican flag and several corresponding free coloring pages for kids of all ages!
This easy print packet is perfect for lesson plans focused on Cinco de Mayo, Flag Day, and other events celebrating our southern neighbor.
Read through all the teaching notes to get the most out of each sheet.
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What Does The Flag Of Mexico Symbolize?
According to World Atlas, the different colors of the flag – green, white, and red – have changed in meaning.
In years past, the green symbolized Mexico’s hard-fought independence from Spain. The white color represented Roman Catholicism, which is the dominant religion in Mexico. The red color stood for unity with the Europeans and Americans.
The meanings of those colors have changed though. Today the green stands for hope, white stands for unity, and the red stands for the blood of those who died fighting for Mexican independence.
The center of the flag features a beautiful image of an eagle grabbing a snake in one talon and standing on top of a cactus.
But what does it mean?
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the image comes from an ancient Aztec belief.
The Aztecs were told that their capital city should be built where they found an eagle holding a snake in its beak and standing on a catcus. The cactus would be on a rock in the middle of a body of water.
This prophecy is what prompted the building of Tenochtitlan, which is now the center of Mexico City.
Mexican Flag Coloring Page Printables
This coloring page is a fun way for children of all ages to learn the features of the Mexican flag.
They can use the previous full-color version as a guide to help them color it accurately.
At the bottom of the page is a map of Mexico. The lines do not represent state lines, as someone from the United States might expect.
It is meant to be colored to match the tricolors of the flag.
At the top of the page is a festive Mexican flag waving in the wind.
Below it is another map of Mexico.
Can your students color this one from memory?
This coloring page is a great way to introduce students to some classic pieces of Mexican culture.
Mexico is a country rich in diversity, history, and culture, so of course, everything wouldn’t fit on one page.
These items are just some of the most famous and well-known parts of Mexico.
The first featured item is tortillas. They are a key element in many of Mexico’s signature dishes, such as chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, tostadas, and enchiladas.
The poncho and sombrero represent clothing that is historically associated with Mexico. Somewhat, like how other countries may associate Americans with cowboy hats and denim. Today’s modern Mexicans of course do not wear these items, but they remain as a recognizable piece of the culture.
Mexico has a rich musical history. The maracas are a colorful percussion instrument that is often found in that music. As a musical extension of your lesson, consider making your own maracas together!
Pinatas are also present at many Mexican celebrations – most notably during Christmastime.
Mexico has an unbelievable early civilization history, the Mayans and Aztecs being some of the most well-known. The civilization left behind fascinating ruins that can be toured today, such as Chichen Itza and Tulum.
Lastly, a famous Mexican holiday is the Day of the Dead. A symbol of the holiday is beautifully designed skulls to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away.
Continue to research together and dig deeper into Mexico. There is much to discover!
I hope you and your students enjoy using these free resources to study and celebrate the Mexican flag.