Lesson Plan Title : We Can Win Too

Age Range: Kindergarten through grade 2 (Primary)

Overview and Purpose: The Mexican army won a battle they were sure they were going to lose. In this lesson, students draw a picture about a challenge they faced that they thought they couldn't overcome.

Objective: The student will be able to draw a picture about a time when he did something that he thought he couldn't do.


Drawing paper

Crayons/markers/colored pencils


Tell the story of Cinco de Mayo to your students. Explain how the Mexican army thought that they couldn't win the battle, but they did. Have your students think of a time when they thought they couldn't do something but they did, e.g., riding a bike, snapping their fingers, or overcoming a fear of dogs. Have them share their example with a partner and then draw a picture of it. Display the pictures in the classroom.

Wrap Up:

Older students could do this activity in writing form. They can be challenged to give an example of overcoming a conflict with a friend or family member or a problem they were having academically.