Mardi Gras Activities for Kids
Kids love to join in the Mardi Gras activities also each year!! Here are a few fun activities you can do to make Mardi Gras fun for the whole family!
Get a Mardi Gras Look
First you must look the part. You can look here for a free coloring sheet of a Mardi Gras Mask to create your own. Then of course, what is Mardi Gras without a necklace!? Have the kids make a Macaroni Mardi Gras Necklace. Wear purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
Have a Parade
Now that you look the part. Have your kids friends come over for a parade. Ask if they have any left over throws from Christmas Parades they may have gone to. Buy a few bags of cheap candy, or perhaps you may have grabbed a few on clearance after the holidays. Have everyone dress in the traditional colors of Mardia Gras. You can decorate one truck pulling a trailer then other’s could pull wagons or ride scooters. Then, have a parade through your neighborhood. Make sure you have adult supervision to keep the kids together and safe.
Watch over the years this tradition grow in your neighborhood!
Kid Friendly Party
Buy balloons, streamers, and tableware in the traditional colors of purple, green, and gold. Play Cajun music and have Mardi Gras treats. If you really want to be daring, paint the kids’ faces purple, green, and gold.
During the party crown two people king and queen of the parade. This can be based on best dressed, vote, or random drawing. Put purple beads and one gold bead into a bag for the girls to draw from, whoever picks gold is the queen. Have green beads and one gold bead for the boys, again whoever picks gold is the king.
Musical Chairs ~ Play Mardi Gras music during a traditional game of musical chairs.
Don’t say ‘Mardi Gras’ ~ Mum’s the word when it comes to saying ‘Mardi Gras’. As you greet each guest, give each two beads around their neck. Once all of your guests have arrived, tell everyone that they can’t say ‘Mardi Gras’ for the duration of the party. If anyone hears someone else saying the forbidden word, he or she can steal a bead. At the end of the party whoever has the most beads wins.
Pass the Baby ~ Just like ‘Hot Potato’ instead of passing a potato, the kids can pass a baby doll while Cajun music plays. When the music stops, the kid holding the baby is out. The game continues until only one child is remaining.
Really it does not take a lot to impress a kid to have a little fun. Just pick one or two activities this year and work yourself up to having a kid friendly Mardi Gras every year!
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