Mexico for Kids

This month, Go Au Pair’s featured country is Mexico. Here are some interesting facts for kids. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for printable worksheets.

Geography
In North America, Mexico is the southern neighbor to the United States. Mexico is approximately three times the size of the state of Texas.

Population
Mexico has the eleventh largest population of any country in the world. The average number of people living in a house is seven to ten people.

Money
The currency used in Mexico is the Mexican peso. The bills are printed in various colors such as pink, blue and green.

Food
Corn is one of the most common foods in Mexico. It is used to make tortillas which are eaten daily by most people. Tortillas are usually a substitute for bread. Other common foods are tacos, tamales, stew and beans.

Holidays
The major holidays celebrated in Mexico are Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Independence Day on September 16th.

Sports
The most popular sport in Mexico is soccer, known as fútbol. Another common sport is bullfighting.

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To continue to explore Go Au Pair’s featured country, Mexico, click here for some printable worksheets for kids.

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