Happy Mardi Gras!

Chevy Chase Library

Happy Mardi Gras!

On Saturday the Children's room celebrated Mardi Gras. Children and their parents started arriving at 1 p.m., and naturally the first thing to do was to make masks and crowns (heavy on the glitter!).

While waiting for the glitter and glue to dry, the people feasted on a special treat called a king cake. A king cake is a type of coffee cake with cinnamon and often has a filling, which can include such items as cream cheese, jam, nuts and  raisins. Once the tummies were full, it was time to create "floats" out of book carts. Check out the pictures below, and watch the YouTube video.

Child in Mardi Gras Crown
Child with Mardi Gras mask
Mother and Child in Mardi Gras masks and crowns
Mardi Gras King Cake