Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bringing Mardi Gras to Your Homeschool


"Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler" Let the Good Times Roll is a saying that we celebrate most in the South every Spring.  Bring on the Mardi Gras Parades, Food, Music, & Bright colors!!  This is one of the times I really miss home, because we always miss out on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).  I've learned to bring the holiday into our home wherever we are stationed!  Last year, I even discovered authentic King Cake mix sold on Amazon! (winning) Want to bring the party home? Read on for recipes, music & more!  


What is Mardi Gras? Check out the full description & history here:
History of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras New Orleans  
(If you're near New Orleans, this also has the parade schedule!)

Mardi Gras is March 5 this year! Right before Ash Wednesday (the First day of Lent)






So how to we incorporate this fun Holiday into our Homeschool? Well, this is a first for us, as we usually just hang beads around with Mardi Gras colors and make a King Cake. However this year, I searched for some fun books  & other things to add to our March Morning Basket. You can mix this into a full Unit Study if you wish! 




Fun Mardi Gras Menu: 
Shrimp Po'Boys 
Jambalaya or Red Beans & Rice served with Cornbread 
Make Your Own King Cake or Order a mix from Here


Mardi Gras Books



Mardi Gras Music 




Activities


I hope this post will help you find some really cool ideas for celebrating one of our Favorite holidays! I tried to include some free ideas & resources for you and there are a few Amazon affiliate links (no extra charge to you) for convenience! Please let me know if you have questions or have some great ideas we can add to this! 





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