Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Battle of Puebla Reenactment

What fun! A friend invited us to reenact the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexicans take on the French, fighting for freedom and independence. Scenes took place in the Atlantic Ocean (pool), over hot cocoa, on drawing paper, and through chants expressing each opposing sentiment. The high point (if there was only one) was having the "Mexicans," (who evolved into pirates only because appropriate makeup was discovered) chased the "French" down the driveway and through the street, defeating her - I mean them! - in a dramatic dive on the grass. Later my girls said, "she really did fall right onto the grass!" Thrilling, fun, and a great way to learn history.

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