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M is for Mardi Gras Masks

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On February 21, 2012, many cities throughout the United States and elsewhere around the world will celebrate Mardi Gras. Literally translated as “Fat Tuesday,” it is a time of celebration, parades and food before the religious fasting season of Lent. 

Introduce the holiday to your students and make your own Mardi Gras masks to honor the day.

Buy pre-made blank masks at a craft or party supply store. Using the traditional Mardi Gras colors of gold, green and purple, attach feathers, pom poms, craft jewels, sequins and glitter to the masks. Each student can also make a Mardi Gras parade “float,” using a shoebox and decorating it in the same way. Have a parade, even gently throwing beads and other trinkets to observers.

Find more fun activities for each letter of the alphabet by downloading a FREE sample of Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents at the “Buy the Book” link above.


About Cindy A. Johnson

I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. I love to read, work in my flower and vegetable gardens, feed and watch the birds in the yard, sit on the front porch looking at the mountains and go camping. I also like to watch wildlife, including my cats and dog (ha!). I write online articles on a variety of subjects. Check out my book reviews at: http://readerjots.wordpress.com, wonderful nature stuff at http://mynaturenotes.wordpress.com and assorted articles on interesting stuff at http://Esmeowl12.hubpages.com. My first ebook was published in January 2012: "Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents." Check out the blog at https://alphabetletters.wordpress.com.


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