Recently a few of my printable masks posts have been getting a lot of traffic from many different international websites. Wondering why this was, I found that the Carnival season between late January and through Lent. The Italian Carnival of Viareggio is also starts in the beginning of February, and a little Wikipedia research turned up some really interesting facts on how Carnival is celebrated differently all over the world – right down to our own Mardi Gras here in the U.S.A.
Elaborate costumes are impractical for young children or in a classroom/day care setting, but printing these masks out onto card stock and finding creative ways to decorate them and wear them will allow your kids to celebrate these beautiful international traditions!
Each one of these animal masks are also available as blank coloring pages – great for classroom crafts and parties! And the cat masks come in several colors.
Perfect for Halloween classroom parties and Halloween crafts – this is only a sample, there are 10 total scary monster masks!
If your children are smaller and would get upset or afraid of the above monsters, these adorable and cute Halloween animals are just your speed:
Great for play theater and Greek history lessons! These are a part of a whole unit on Greek mythology:
Great for history lessons and Chinese New Year! Also included at this link are coloring pages for Chinese New Year and the Chinese zodiac:
Great for Mardi Gras or Halloween fun!
Great for American history lessons, informal Thanksgiving skits and Thanksgiving crafts: Also included are a few turkeys!