Looking for some fun Mardi Gras activities for your classroom? I’ve got some great ideas to share right here!
RIGATONI MARDI GRAS BEADS
All you need for this is some dried rigatoni or any other tube-shaped pasta. Use food coloring and a little rubbing alcohol to dye the pasta. Then your students can string them and you’ve got a perfect mardi gras necklace!
KING CAKE SNACK
What better way to get your students excited about Mardi Gras than to have a delicious king cake snack! Check out this recipe from All Recicpes. Bonus points if you stick a little plastic baby in it!
MARDI GRAS MASKS
Of course, it’s not a mardi gras celebration until you have the masks! You can create your own out of cardboard and have your students jazz it up using stick-on jems, feathers, and glitter! My Mardi Gras pack on TpT has printable masks and hats that your students could simply color, or really jazz up using the materials I just mentioned.
STREAM SOME MUSIC
Do you have Pandora access in your classroom? Try streaming some Jazz! I personally like to YouTube “Mardi Gras Music for Kids” and play through some of the various videos uploaded there. The kids really get into it, and it makes great background music for while they are decorating their masks!
My Mardi Gras Activities Pack is on Teachers Pay Teachers, and it has lots more activities that you can incorporate into your classroom festivities. It includes puzzles, an emergent reader, puppet templates, write-the-room, and more!