Celebrate Mardi Gras!
“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is French for “Let the good times roll!” It’s one of the most popular sayings during Mardi Gras. Join Pretend City and let the good times roll in a own Mardi Gras celebration! Sing, dance, and bake your way through the museum and end the day with a festive parade.
Purpose Behind the Play: Perceptual motor skills and movement and social-emotional development.
- Smart Art (Art Studio-Times Vary): Today in the Art Studio children will be able to decorate cardboard box floats to use in Conga line dance party and going home Parade.
- Family Fitness Fun (11:30 am): No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without fun jazzy music to dance to the beat. Join us in Orange Plaza for a festive conga dance party!
- Cooking Up Culture (3:00 pm): Visit the Real Café to learn about the traditional Kings Cake and the meaning behind it. After our discussion, we’ll sample some Kings Cake. Will you be the lucky one to get served the special surprise
- Carnival for Kids (4:30 pm): From the floats to the beads your children will enjoy participating in their very own carnival which will include a dance party. Children will be designing cardboard box floats in the art studio throughout the day and donning them during our going home parade!