16th February 2021
New Orleans is a city that has been around for a long time, as well as a city that was home to a variety of people and cultures. These factors, coupled with awful happenings like war and slavery, make for some pretty serious ghost stories.
Mardi Gras is a colorful and joyous celebration, making it perfect for a sensory experience for your small group or individual interaction. Remember, choose items from at least two sensory categories to use during your time.
Here are some fun words and unique slang that have come out of Cajun, French, and African American language that have blended in New Orleans.
With Pancake Day on 25 February, I thought it would be nice to do a quiz about food and encourage residents to talk about their memories of pancake day, past and present!
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Fat Tuesday, or the day right before Lent begins (Ash Wednesday), is known as Mardi Gras or Carnival in different parts of the world. Essentially, it is a celebration of all guilty pleasures before the more somber 40 days of Lent, which lead up to Easter.
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Mardi Gras word searches to enjoy! Two levels provided.
The smell fills the room and some residents have several so make them small to spread them out...
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Pancakes are easy to make and the fillings can be savoury or sweet. The aroma throughout the facility will have people coming from everywhere the see what’s cooking!
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