Celebrate parades, floats, good food, fun, and all things connected with Fat Tuesday using these delightful Mardi Gras writing prompts for students.
Mardi Gras is a major holiday in south Louisiana, and there are other places in the U.S. that celebrate it too.
Though you may not be able to take students to Mardi Gras, why not bring it to them?
You can do so by using Mardi Gras writing prompts.
Not only do these writing prompts about Mardi Gras help students to deepen their understanding of the event, but they also strengthen writing skills, stretch the imagination, and allow students to express their thoughts about this joyous occasion.
No matter the grade you teach, you can use these Mardi Gras writing prompts as informal assessments, homework, bellwork, warm-ups, or journal topics.
They make a great addition to your collection of Mardi Gras activities.
So pencil into your lesson plan book some of these engaging writing prompts about Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras Writing Prompts
1. Make a comic about two friends attending a Mardi Gras festival.
2. Share what you think are the 3 best things about Mardi Gras.
3. Write 8 words connected with Mardi Gras. Then write a poem using the words.
4. Design a bumper sticker to advertise Fat Tuesday.
5. Would you rather be a dancer or a musician in a Mardi Gras parade? Why?
6. If you were planning a huge Mardi Gras celebration, what items would be on your grocery list? Describe the recipes will you make.
7. How would you describe a king cake?
8. Compose an acrostic poem using the phrase Mardi Gras.
9. Plan a week’s worth of cafeteria lunch meals with a Mardi Gras theme. Describe the entrees, sides, desserts, and beverages that will be served each day.
10. Tell the significance of Ash Wednesday.
11. Pretend that you are a local reporter. Using the 5 Ws, write a news report to describe what Mardi Gras event you observed and/or experienced.
12. Compare and contrast jazz to another music form.
13. Write an anecdote about attending a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade.
14. Summarize a Mardi Gras real-aloud book you read or heard recently.
15. If there was a Mardi Gras-themed door-decorating contest at school, how would you design the door so that your class wins first place?
16. Create two Mardi Gras-themed math problems and solve them.
17. Draft a story that takes place on a Mardi Gras float.
18. The answer is “Mardi Gras”. Write five different questions.
19. Write a story about a friendly alligator family that takes a trip to New Orleans on Fat Tuesday.
20. Compare and contrast Mardi Gras and Carnival.
21. Share ten facts about the city of New Orleans.
22. Write a story using these words: disguise, dancing, crown, costume, festival
23. If Mardi Gras beads could talk, what would they say?
24. Describe what you think New Orleans sounds, looks, and feels like during Mardi Gras.
25. Explain how to make a Mardi Gras float out of a shoebox.
26. Convince your parent to buy you a trinket.
27. Make up a fun arts and crafts activity that you would like to do with friends. Provide the steps for creating it.
28. Brainstorm a social media hashtag for Mardi Gras. What events, ideas, or feelings do you want to be associated with your hashtag?
29. Describe three Mardi Gras traditions.
30. Write a diary entry from the viewpoint of a float moving along in a Mardi Gras parade.
31. The newspaper headline reads, “Downpour Almost Ruins Mardi Gras Festival!” Create the news story.
32. Share what you know now about Fat Tuesday that you didn’t know last year.
33. Imagine you have a pen pal living in South Louisiana. What questions would you ask him/her about Mardi Gras? How do you think he/she would respond?
34. Write a book review for a Mardi Gras children’s book.
35. Make three Top 10 lists: one of purple things, another of gold things, and the last of green things.
36. How would Mardi Gras be different if it happened in July instead of February/March?
37. What’s unique about music from south Louisiana?
38. Write a poem about Mardi Gras.
39. If your class had a Mardi Gras spirit day, what would you wear? What accessories would you use, and how would you style your hair?
40. What are your favorite things to catch at a parade and why?
41. Explain all the reasons for using different types of masks.
42. How does responding to Mardi Gras writing prompts help you to understand the subject matter better?
Final Thoughts On Mardi Gras Writing Prompts
Students can still enjoy the spirit of Fat Tuesday by utilizing Mardi Gras writing prompts that engage even the most reluctant writers.
Along with honoring this treasured celebration, students will be sharpening their writing skills.
This is a win-win for you and them!