Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday Fun Traditions and Activities

Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday: Activities for Kids

In America, New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its Mardi Gras Celebration. It is also known as Fat Tuesday. Grown ups go crazy in the streets dressed in costumes, face paint and beads. Everyone loves a Parade and Baby Jesus gets baked inside a King cakeWhy? We found some fun traditions and activities for Mardi GrasEnjoy!

Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday Activities.
Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday Activities.
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(perfect for preschool) or this Phineas or Pende African Art Mask.

Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

I asked some fellow bloggers to share their Mardi Gras ideas and was surprised to learn that America's famous Fat Tuesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in the U.K.  

In Indianapolis, an after-school group holds a parade in the downtown Arts District. The year I participated, my students chose an "Under the Sea" theme.

We made giant fish and seahorse patterns from those huge school scrolls of paper, decorated the sea creatures with glitter, stuffed with newspapers, stapled closed, and added dowels so the kiddos could march with them. One of our parents even rented a walrus costume to join us. I enjoyed everything about this parade except for the cold February in Indiana!

So, after reviewing the posts about this fun February Tuesday, I decided to combine the two ideas. We're making Mardi Gras King Pancakes to celebrate. What's more fun than finding a baby Jesus in your pancake? 

From Mom 2 Posh Lil Divas in the U.S.
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday: Masks and Activities for Kids
Mardi Gras Masks and Shakers.

Mardi Gras Cupcakes.

From Nurture Store in the U.K.
Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday Activities for Kids
Pancake Day with Mask Template for Mardi Gras.

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