Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras is traditionally a time of colourful celebration before 40 days of Lent. Get your kids involved with our Mardi Gras crafts, printables, colouring pages and other fun activities!

Mardi Gras Activities for Kids

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival, and even Pancake Day in the UK, is an annual festival which will next be celebrated on 13th February 2024. Falling just before Lent, it traditionally marks the last opportunity for fun and feasting before 40 days of "self-denial". Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French.

Mardi Gras for kids

Festivities begin at the beginning of February, leading up to Mardi Gras day, and consist of parades, dancing in the street, costumes and masked balls. The modern Carnival tradition developed in Europe in the Middle ages, and is celebrated mainly in Roman Catholic communities in Europe and the Americas today. Some of the most famous celebrations are held in Nice (France), Cologne (Germany), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and New Orleans (USA).

Our Mardi Gras Resources

Mardi Gras Colouring Pages
Mardi Gras is all about masks, beads and noisy carnival fun - and we've got just the colouring...
Mardi Gras Printables
Whether you are looking for printable Mardi Gras masks that you can use in your own "Carnival...
Mardi Gras Crafts
Mardi Gras is all about green, purple, gold, sparkle, beads, masks and noise! To help you join in...
Mardi Gras Worksheets
Bring Mardi Gras into the classroom or brush up on some useful skills at home with this small...
Mardi Gras Puzzles
Print out our Mardi Gras puzzles for some fun with your children! We've got a simple word...

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