Mardi Gras Curriculum


Mardi Gras Bottles! In my science center I have a plastic bottle with 1/3 karo syrup, 1/3 water with green, yellow or purple food coloring and 1/3 cooking oil. After filling with the liquid I drop in a string of beads. The preschoolers love shaking the bottle because the beads float in the middle layer! Another bottle has clear water and green glitter with cut beads and trinkets…You get the idea…


Mardi Gras Song

“The wheels on the float go round and round.” Different verses can have the riders on the float throwing beads; the bands in the parade going drum, drum, drum; and the drivers on the float going honnnnnk, honnnnnk, honnnk. Additional verses can have maskers catching beads and street cleaners cleaning up afterward. I like to let the children choose what part of the parade they want to sing about.


Here is a Mardi Gras song I came up with for a Mardi Gras storytime.

(sing to the tune of ‘Are you sleeping, brother John?’)

Mardi Gras colors, Mardi Gras Colors

purple, green, gold;

purple, green, gold

wear them today, wear them today

celebrate Mardi Gras,

celebrate

Mardi Gras.


Mardi Gras Masks by Karla

sung to: Mulberry Bush

This is the way we make our masks,

Make our masks, make our masks.

This is the way we make our masks,

So early Mardi Gras morning.

First we glue some feathers on,

Feathers on, feathers on.

First we glue some feathers on,

So early Mardi Gras morning.

Then we add some sparkles,

Sparkles, sparkles.

Then we add some sparkles,

So early Mardi Gras morning.

Now we can have a parade,

Have a parade, have a parade.

Now we can have a parade,

To celebrate Mardi Gras.

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