Are you feeling the love in the air? Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Here are some resources to help you celebrate: Valentine Poems website picks, a collection of Love Poems, Love Quotes from Light a Fire, Valentine’s Day Fun, a Surfnetkids mini-site, Printable Valentine Cards and don’t forget our Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Mardi Gras Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Mardi Gras is a carnival celebrated on the days leading up to Ash Wednesday. It is known for parades, music, colorful costumes and masks. In French, Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday, which refers to the rich food eaten before the Christian season of Lent. American cities known for big Mardi Gras celebrations include New Orleans, LS and Pensacola, FL.
Activity Village: Mardi Gras
“The modern Carnival tradition developed in Europe in the Middle ages, and is celebrated mainly in Roman Catholic communities in Europe and the Americas today. Some of the most famous celebrations are held in Nice (France), Cologne (Germany), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and New Orleans (USA).” Visit Activity Village for their Mardi Gras coloring pages, printables, and crafts.
History: Mardi Gras
“A Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon, Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world – mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations – on the day before the religious season of Lent begins.” Learn more about Mardi Gras with this article, video, and photo gallery.
KinderArt: Mardi Gras
3-D animal masks, construction paper masks, maracas, musical shakers, and paper mache masks are just a few of the Mardi Gras art projects you’ll find at KinderArt. “Artistically, masks are among the most remarkable objects created by traditional civilizations. By following our Paper Mache Masks lesson plan, students will learn how to construct a mask as they begin exploring the imaginative power of this exciting art form.” In addition to the projects hosted here, there is a collection of Mardi Gras links near the bottom of page.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Mardi Gras Printable
Mardi Gras Wikipedia Printable
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Quote of the Week
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~~ A.A. Milne ~~ (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956) English author. Fall in love with more quotes at http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/love/.
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