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MARDI GRAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a Math Activity :)

Yessiree, it is that time of year!!!! Mardi Gras!! I LOVE this season. Everything is purple, gold, and green. Everyone is prepping for parades and balls and eating King Cake and it's just great!! I am so excited for my Krewe's ball coming up on February 8th. 


My guests are my friends Jessica and Mike and Anna. Of course sharing the table with my BFF Amanda and her guests Jolie, Snooks, and Raven. I might be missing some peoples, but with this lineup we are gonna have a BLAST!!! The theme is Circus!!!!!!!!!!!


This is my 7th year in my Krewe and my 3rd year dressing up in costume rather than gown. My costume is:


Made it myself :)

And I made this little Mardi Gras Activity myself as well. It's about place value to the 100s. 




Students match the feathers to the numbers on the mask. I've included 28 sets of feathers and masks. Students look at the number on the mask and match it with the feathers in expanded form. 

E.g. 235=200+30+5

I've also included a template for a mask craft using the same idea - make a mask and feathers of a chosen number in expanded form. Children can choose a number and color the feathers how they wish. I've also attached a blank feather and mask page for you to design your own numbers. There is a page for creating 4 digit numbers and a blank page of four feathers. This is a great little activity for reinforcing the skill of place value. 




It can be used whole group or placed in a center. There are two recording pages from which to choose. Here is one:


I hope you get into the Mardi Gras spirit as well!!! 

Jessica