A craft and the story behind the symbolism and meaning of the Mexican Flag. This is a great cultural lesson for kids that teachers or families can use in a Mexico unit or for cinco de mayo activities (May 5), Mexican Independence Day (Sept 16), or other lessons celebrating Latin America.
"An eagle with a snake in its mouth recognizes the Aztec heritage of Mexico. According to Aztec legend, the gods advised the Aztec people to build their capital on the location in which they saw an eagle, perched on a prickly pear tree, eating a serpent. They built their capital, Tenochtitlan, on what is now the main plaza of Mexico City."