Two Simple Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras Preschool Printable

Mardi Gras is about 40 days away and we’re busy getting into the spirit! Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have two Mardi Gras Preschool Activities, a sensory bin idea and a Mardi Gras Preschool Printable for you to download! For older kids we have our Mardi Gras Parade Activities Pack. Enjoy and have fun!

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  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

Last year I went looking for some preschool activities with a Mardi Gras theme. I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I made one myself.

Mardi Gras Preschool Pack Includes

  • 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

Clip art used purchased from ZipADeeDooDahDesign


Mardi Gras Preschool Activities - Printable and Sensory Bin


36 Comments on "Two Simple Mardi Gras Preschool Activities"

  1. That does look like fun. What a great craft idea.

  2. That’s a fun sensory box with all those textures and bright colors. Great idea on this!

  3. Oh how fun! I am not sure our schools do anything for Mardi Gras or not, but if they don’t – I think they are missing out on a great opportunity!

  4. I don’t think my school ever did anything for Mardi Gras. But it looks like so much fun to celebrate with little ones!

  5. I think this is a cute creaft idea for people who celebrate Mardi Gras. It is also an idea that can be adapted to be used for other holidsys and events as well.

  6. This is a great idea. I have two full bins of Mardi Gras decorations and accessories from Girl Scouts 13+ years ago. My mom kept EVERYTHING in hopes that one day we would need it again. My daughter would even love to use everything for dress up!

  7. Thank you for the cute printable! The bin looks like it is full of fun.

  8. I had my first sensory box with my toddler just recently and she loved it. I may have to give yours a try. I didn’t realize all the benefits that come along with these sensory boxes. Love them now!

  9. what a cute and fun idea!! i bet my kids have no idea what mardi gras is

  10. I think this is such a cute bin and know my girls would enjoy learning about Mardi Gras this way!

  11. This is great! My toddler would love exploring this box!

  12. What a fun idea! Mard Gras is a great topic for a sensory box and so much fun to have the kids explore and play along with these parade/party items. It’s great for creative play.

  13. What a great sensory box. I just love those things.

  14. Oh, this is such a fun idea! My son loves sensory bins and I love the theme!

  15. My toddler would have so much fun with this sensory box. The colors. The items. Love it.

  16. Awesome idea for Mardi Gras preschool celebrations! I have been wanting to make a sensory bin, and this one just looks so cool!

  17. I need to make one of these for my little boy! He would have such a ball with it and it looks easy enough to get together. Thanks for the idea!

  18. Already!! Wow this year is flying by….slow down please. What a great idea for preschoolers – I’ve got one so I will check it out further. Thanks

  19. What wonderful treasures to explore! This bin looks like a lot of fun.

  20. I love this idea. What neat objects for a sensory box. Love the alphabet part of it too. What a great idea. Thanks for the printable.

  21. *sigh* Mardi Gras is ONE of the things I miss most about living in Louisiana. It really does include everyone of all ages and everywhere in the state. These are such great ideas to include young ones in the Mardi Gras celebrations 🙂

  22. How fun! I love mardi gras and I love that you turned into something for preschoolers!

  23. I love this! Thanks for the printable.

  24. What fun activities!! I love that preschool pack.

  25. Thank you for taking the time to create this. I was looking for a Mardi Gras themed activity for a play date I’m planning.

  26. What a great sensory bin! I never would have thought to do one for a Mardi Gras activity!

  27. This is so fun! I would love to donate one of these to my preschoolers classroom.

  28. I love sensory bins! They are so awesome and fun!

  29. I love the printable! This is great. I also love Ashley’s idea to donate one to a preschool classroom. I bet my daughter’s preschool teacher would love that.

  30. I thought Mardi Gras was all about semi-naked people dancing around provocatively in the streets where there was lots of alcohol involved.
    At least that’s what I’ve seen, or is it something different in the US?

    • Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a family friendly affair! It’s pretty PG rated and the kids have a great time!

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