Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Meanderings - Mardi Gras Fun

In honor of tomorrow being Mardi Gras, we decided to do some links with Mardi Gras activities for your kids. Before we move on to the links, let's discuss some Mardi Gras history.

Mardi Gras is a French term that is translated to "Fat Tuesday", the term Fat Tuesday was chosen as this is the last day to eat rich, fatty foods before the season of Lent begins.

Historically, Mardi Gras is strictly the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday but modern society frequently refers to the entire Carnival season.

The colors of Mardi Gras are Purple for Justice, Green for Faith and Gold for Power.

First we have The Healthy Cooking Blog with an easy and lighter version of the traditional King Cake. If you decide to bake a toy baby in the cake and kids will be eating the cake, please be careful. Kids sometimes get excited about cake and stuff it in their mouths without regard to "extra" ingredients.

Next is an edible necklace by Kid's Crafty Creations. Celebrate and work on your fine motor skills at the same time, not to mention you get a little snack too.

Lastly, I found a great jester's hat craft made from foam on Making Friends.

Have a great Mardi Gras!

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