Does your family do anything special to celebrate Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras is scheduled to be 47 days before Easter so the date changes annually. The 2013 celebration is coming up quickly – February 12, 2013. Did you know that the origins of Mardi Gras can be traced back to medieval times? Here are some fun Mardi Gras activities for kids that you can do at home.
Mardi Gras Activities for Kids:
- Create mini parade floats and have your own parade at home. Here are some fun ideas for homemade floats and parades.
- Play a toss game with beads. Place a small stuffed animal on the ground and try to throw the beads over the toy’s head. It’s kind of like a silly version of horseshoes.
- Make your own mask. At your local craft store, you can find plain plastic face masks along with items to decorate them with like sequins, feathers and glitter.
- Decorate the house in Mardi Gras colors (green, purple and gold). To decorate you could use beads, streamer crepe paper, glow sticks, balloons, tablecloths, noisemakers and confetti poppers.
- Buy or make a pinata. Fill a pinata with beads, candies and small toys and let the little ones try to break it open.
- Cook special Mardi Gras meals and snacks. AllRecipes.com has plenty of delicious Mardi Gras recipes to share like Jambalaya, Gumbo dishes, Cajun dishes and more.
- Bake some Mardi Gras desserts. Taste of Home has some delicious Mardi Gras recipes posted on their site.
Do you have any favorite Mardi Gras activities for kids? Have you ever attended a Mardi Gras celebration? Let us know your favorite Mardi Gras ideas in the comments below.
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