When Mardi Gras rolls around, I have a big celebration in class. The students make masks, beaded necklaces and floats out of shoe boxes. They put what they want on the shoe box floats. Most use tissue papers and scraps of material to make elaborate floats. Then we have a mini parade and games where people swap and win beads. We also do a small activity like the king cake. I make cupcakes and stick a token in one of them. The person who gets that cupcake gets to be king/queen for the day. This is a big hit.