A fun way to celebrate fat Tuesday this Mardi gras word search free printable is a fun activity for the whole family.
Are you looking for word searches in honor of fat Tuesday?
Then, you’re in luck since we created a fun little word find activity that is a great addition to any Mardi Gras celebration.
We love creating word find games and printable worksheets for special celebrations so we knew we had to create a fun Mardi gras puzzle for younger and older kids!
So, we’ve created a Mardi Gras word search free printable that is a great way to have a little Mardi Gras time fun!
Our free printable Mardi Gras word search is loaded with Mardi Gras vocabulary and related words which makes it a cute classroom activity or a fun screen free activity in honor of the indulgent celebration of shrove Tuesday.
Continue reading to find out more about our Mardi Gras word scramble and information about how to snag your free digital items.
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Mardi Gras Word Search Free Printable
Mardi Gras which translates literally to “Fat Tuesday” is the carnival celebration that occurs the day before Ash Wednesday which signifies the beginning of lent and the Lenten season.
In fact, Mardi Gras is a century old tradition that dates as far back as medieval times.
In modern times, Mardi Gras has become associated with elaborate costumes, Mardi Gras party games and Mardi Gras parades.
The most famous Mardi Gras celebrations take place in New Orleans where Mardi Gras is celebrated with masquerade balls, delicious food and Mardi Gras Krewe parades for nearly two weeks before Ash Wednesday.
Celebrations in Louisiana are so popular that it’s estimated that over 1.4 million people gather for the elaborate celebrations.
But you you don’t have to be from New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras!
Celebrating is both easy and fun with this word scramble we created with loads of Mardi Gras themed vocabulary words.
Why We Love Word Search Puzzles
Word search puzzles are one of the best tools for teachers and parents of kids of all ages.
Word scrambles are often a free resource that helps practice important language skills including reading and vocabulary.
But, word searches are awesome for even more reasons. Here are a few more reasons we love word searches and scrambles:
New vocabulary- word searches introduce kids to a variety of different vocabulary words in a specific theme. From Christmas and Mardi Gras or Thanksgiving and Halloween, word searches are a fun way to teach kids new words!
Spelling skills- Word find puzzles like our Mardi Gras word search free printable are a fun and engaging way to practice spelling skills. Kids learn to master their spelling as they search through the puzzles printable area for their words!
Problem-solving skills – word find puzzles are a fun way to work on visual tracking and problem solving skills while kids search through the puzzle screen to find all the Mardi Gras words.
*Tip If you plan to use our Mardi Gras word search free printable in the classroom you can laminate each sheet so you can reuse it the following year.
Our word list is made up of Mardi Gras themed vocabulary words.
Each Mardi gras word search free printable contains a half page word bank of 25 Mardi Gras vocabulary words.
The Mardi Gras words in our puzzle include:
- Fat Tuesday
- New Orleans
- King Cake
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ask Wednesday
When To Play
Our Mardi Gras word search free printable is a fun free activity in honor of Mardi Gras.
It can be used both at school in the classroom or at home for some Mardi Gras themed fun.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to use our free Mardi Gras word search puzzles:
To celebrate Mardi Gras – a great activity to do with the kids in the days leading up to Mardi gras. Plan to give extra small kids a little extra help and guidance while they try to find the hidden words in the game box.
As Mardi Gras party games – a fun activity to use at a Mardi gras party for kids. Print off as many copies as you need so that kids can race against the clock to see who can finish their word search first. Or, let users’ work together as together and then reward the winning team with a game prize.
For Mardi Gras activities at school – as part of a larger Mardi Gras unit at school. Our Mardi gras word search free printable is a great way to introduce Mardi Gras themed vocabulary to kids. Or, use our free Mardi Gras word search for early finishers who need a little extra work to keep them busy.
At a restaurant – a fun little activity that kids can play with at a restaurant during Mardi Gras time! A fun way to keep kiddos busy so you can enjoy your meal.
On a flight or drive – a great choice to keep kids occupied on long flights or drives. Print out a couple if you’ve got multiple kiddos and make it a challenge to see who finishes first.
How To Play
The goal of our Mardi Gras word search free printable is to find all the Mardi Gras themed words in the word bank.
Players are expected to search and find each of the 25 Mardi Gras vocabulary words that make up the list of words.
Hidden words can be found in a variety of different ways.
Words can be hidden within the grid in the following ways:
- Up and down words
- Diagonal words
- Backward words
- Across wrods
- Frontward words
- Left to right words
- Right to left words
Tip* Let children use highlighters or washable kid friendly markers to circle their hidden Mardi Gras words when they find them in the game play box. This helps especially young kids keep track of their progress and keeps them motivated as they work their way through our free Mardi Gras word scramble.
Downloading and printing our Mardi Gras word search free printable in pdf format is easy.
The first thing you need to do is click on the download links at the bottom of this post to save each pdf file to your computer.
We have one instant download pdf activity for the Mardi gras word search free printable and one PDF file for the answer key.
Each of our free printables will open in a new window where you will have the option to print or save the file to your computer. Make sure to check your printer settings to confirm that it’s set to print in portrait orientation on standard 8.5 X 11 paper.
You can also click on the thumbnail image of the Mardi Gras word search free printable to start your download immediately.
We suggest printing our Mardi Gras word search free printable on heavy cardstock paper and in color ink if possible. If you do not have access to a color printer we suggest visiting a local print shop.
Teacher tip* If you plan to use our fun educational games like a word search, trivia question games, crossword puzzle or bingo games in the classroom we suggest laminating the sheets so they can be reused. Children can then complete their Mardi Gras word search with dry erase markers that are easy to wipe clean for the next use.
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Before You Go
We had so much fun creating this Mardi Gras word search free printable!
Whether you are planning to use this free Mardi Gras word search in the classroom as part of a Mardi Gras themed unit or at home to celebrate Shrove Tuesday we know you’ll have a blast!
Feel free to tag us on social media with pics of you playing our word search!
Happy Mardi Gras!
Frequently asked Questions
What is Mardi gras?
Mardi gras on fat Tuesday marks the last day of indulgence before the beginning of lent.
Does your Mardi Gras activity sheet have an answer key?
Yes! Our Mardi gras word search free printable comes with an answer sheet that you can download along with the full page Mardi gras word find puzzle.
Do you have any other free printable word find puzzles?
Yes we do! We have loads of other free printable word search puzzles that you can download for free.
Can I use your Mardi Gras word search free printable in my classroom?
Yes you can.
All our free word search printables are created for non-commerical personal use.
Do You Make Custom Word Search Puzzles?
Yes we can!
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