Mardi Gras is a popular holiday among adults, but children often don’t know much about it. This traditionally Catholic holiday, also know as Fat Tuesday, is celebrated the world over. There are many vocabulary words associated with the holiday that may be new to your child. Fun printable word searches for kids can help you out. Go ahead and grab a copy of this Mardi Gras word search before the holiday gets here.
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Mardi Gras Word Search
This Mardi Gras word search contains 15 words all relating to the holiday. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards or backwards.
Ways to Use This Word Search
- Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
- If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
- Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!
What You Will Need
- Printer Paper and a Printer
- Pencils, Crayons, Markers, etc.
What Else You Might Need
If you would like to print out the word search and reuse it multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make this free word search more fun:
Resources to Go Along with the Mardi Gras Word Search
You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about Mardi Gras.
Books About Mardi Gras
These would be great books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.
The King Cake Baby by Keila Dawson
Mimi’s First Mardi Gras by Alice Couvillion
The Little Purple Mardi Gras Bead by Julie Rowley
Dinosaur Mardi Gras by Dianne De Las Casas
Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras by James Rice
Mardi Gras Activities
Books and Giggles shares tons of ways that children can learn with Mardi Gras beads.
This Mardi Gras fluffy slime from Premeditated Leftovers would be so much fun for kids to make.
Happy Hooligans has easy instructions for Mardi Gras masks for kids to make.
Get your kids moving with these Mardi Gras brain break ideas from Pink Oatmeal.
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Graphics for this printable are used with permission from Revi Devi.