Mardi Gras, Carnival, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, call it what you wish it is the same celebration of fun and feasting that takes place before the season of Lent. In my country of Trinidad and Tobago we celebrate with our Calypso and Soca music, fetes, steel pan competitions and many street parades.
This year I have many favorite Soca renditions, but the one I will call my super favorite is sung by Machel Montano. Click the Youtube link below to hear this energetic and infectious music!
If you wish to hear some more great Soca music just type 'Soca Mix 2013' in Youtube.
Well enough of this and on to my Mardi Gras mini book
This mini book gives kids some facts about what takes place for Mardi Gras. It can be used in your Social Studies lesson or as a guided reading activity. It contains such terms as floats, doubloon, jester and souvenirs. Also included are 10 face masks for your students to decorate with feathers and a little glitter dust.
For more information about my mini book click HERE.