Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun!

Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have some Mardi Gras Preschool Activities, a Mardi Gras sensory bin idea and a Mardi Gras Preschool Printable for you to download!

Mardi Gras Activities for Preschoolers

Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities - Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Everything in the Mardi Gras sensory bin can be found at Walmart, Party City or the Dollar Tree and of course everything is purple, green and gold.

In our Mardi Gras sensory bin:

  • beads cut in various lengths
  • confetti
  • doubloons
  • feathers
  • Mardi Gras Cup
  • measuring cup and spoon
  • Mardi Gras Rubber Duck
  • plastic fleur de lis

Mardi Gras Preschool Printable

Mardi Gras Preschool Pack Includes

  • Coloring Sheets
  • B is for Beads Writing Page and Puzzle
  • M is for Mask Writing Page and Puzzle
  • 3 Part Cards
  • Beginning Sounds Cards
  • Patterning Cards
  • Counting Cards
  • Size Sorting
  • A mask to decorate

Download – Mardi Gras Preschool Pack

Mardi Gras Preschool Printables

Mardi Gras Books for Preschoolers

Books are a great way to teach children about Mardi Gras. Here are a few of our favorites that are perfect for Preschoolers.

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Mardi Gras Crafts for Preschoolers

Jester Hats

Using this pattern and purple green and gold construction paper, you can make your own Mardi Gras Jester Hats.

You can color them, add glitter, and jewels. Get creative and let the kids have fun!

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities - Mardi Gras Jester Hat

Mardi Gras Shakers

There are two ways you can make these.

One is with paper plates. You'll need 2 plates per child, some beans or rice (beads could work too) and markers and glitter to decorate. Put the rice or beans inside one of the plates, then staple or tape the other plate on top, Now have the kids decorate their shakers with markers, glitter, and paint.

The second way is with water bottles. You need one empty / dried bottle per child, beads, beans, or rice, paint and hot glue. First fill the bottle with the beads, beans or rice, then hot glue the lid securely on. Next have the kids paint their bottles with purple, green and gold paint.

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities - Mardi Gras Shaker Bottles Craft

Mardi Gras Masks

There are several ways you can make Mardi Gras masks.

1) Using the pattern in the Mardi Gras Printable Pack. Print on cardstock, cut out the eyes and glue a straw on the side for the stick. Kids can decorate the mask with feathers, paint, glitter, markers etc.

2) Paper Plate Masks: you'll need paper plates cut into masks shapes, straws for the sick, glue, crayons, markers, pompoms and pipe cleaners. Let the kids decorate the masks with the pipe cleaners, markers, crayons and pom poms then glue the straw to the side of the mask as a stick.

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities - Mardi Gras Mask Craft

3) Handprint mask  like these from That's what She Said.

Bead Painting

This is one of the simplest crafts you can do with preschoolers.

All you need are some beads cut into strips, purple, green and gold paint and a heavy paper like contruction paper.

Have the kids dip the beads into the paint and use them to paint with instead of brushes.

Mardi Gras Recipes

Mini DIY King Cakes

These king cakes are super easy for kids to make.

Mini King Cake 5

What activity did your preschoolers like the most? 

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