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Feb 19, 2012

Mardi Gras

Even though I didn't grow up in the South and have never been to a real Mardi Gras parade or celebration ... there is something about the festive colors and decorations, and all those beads and masks that just makes me want to do something special with my students to celebrate this traditional holiday.
I have a favorite art project that I always do with my students - no matter which grade I am teaching at the time. The projects always turn out wonderful and are a  real "show-stopper" when hung up around the classroom. I also play Cajun music as we work on the art and I pass out beads, a doubloon, and a mask to the children when they are finished.
This year, I decided to do more than just the art project. So, I created a Mardi Gras activity pack. The entire pack is available now in my TPT store.

However, you can grab a FREEBIE copy of my favorite activity from the pack HERE.
Just let me know you are snagging it!  Enjoy!

I can't wait for Tuesday!


  1. Thank you so much for the freebie! My kiddos have been struggling with the greater than/less than concept...this will be perfect!

  2. Love Mardi Gras! This is precious! Thanks for the freebie!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  3. Another cutie...thanks!

  4. Thank you! I love the alligator faces. :)

  5. I have been looking for a less than greater than activity. I love this one. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love your blog and love this activity!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!



  8. Love the freebie! Your activities are always awesome!

  9. I just got a new student who needs help with this concept. Thank you for the project :)

  10. Thank you for sharing this wonderful pack. I love the idea of the alligators having the words on them. Thank you so much. I live in south Louisiana so this is an extra special treat.

  11. Hello everyone!!

    I am an Spanish teacher and I'm writing you from Madrid.

    I am preparing for my students a teaching lesson about Carnivals around the world. When I was searching for interesting activities for Mardi Grass I found this brilliant one. Love it!!!!

    Could you please tell me...How are you working with it?? In pairs, groups, the whole class??

    Thank you in anticipation. Inma