Mardi Gras Curriculum

How about a wagon parade? Have the children bring wagons from home, and let them decorate these as “floats” using green, yellow, and purple paper, crepe streamers, balloons, markers, etc. Let other classrooms know that you will be parading through. At parade time, the children pull the wagons and their dolls and stuffed animals are the float passengers. This is a great time to wear the masks or crowns that you have made, too. You might even want to purchase cheap bead necklaces or candy coins for the children to pass out to “spectators” along the parade route! Be sure to take pictures for parents!