Shrove Tuesday Activity Pack



Shrove Tuesday, sometimes called Pancake Tuesday,  tends to take a back seat to it’s more popular, eccentric twin, Mardi Gras. There is a rich history involved with Shrove Tuesday, and we put together an epic Shrove Tuesday Activity Pack to help you explore this holiday in your homeschool.

You will easily be able to answer the question: What is Shrove Tuesday? With the resources in our Shrove Tuesday/ Mardi Gras Activity Pack. Because Shrove Tuesday is Mardi Gras but has a more religious focus compared to a “party” focus, These activities are suitable for Catholic Homeschools (teachers), Faith Formation programs, as well as the homeschool family studying history of holidays.


  • An Informational Text handout with Shrove Tuesday Vocabulary words in bold (and highlighted)
  • A Google Slide Presentation
  • A Teaching Video

These 3 elements contain the same information about Shrove Tuesday, why it is called Pancake Tuesday, and the fact it is the same day as Mardi Gras (the day before Lent begins).

Use one or all elements as you meet the individual needs of the children you are working with.

  • As you present the “What is Shrove Tuesday?” information – your children can follow along and complete the companion worksheets. You can also have older children read the informational text and fill in the blanks as an independent activity.


  • Shrove Tuesday was traditionally a day for receiving the sacrament of reconciliation. As such, there is a SECOND Google slide presentation that contains an examination of conscience as well as the steps to confession. 
  • Your children can then make a 1-page mini-book so they have the steps of confession at their fingertips.


  • After becoming familiar with the topics related to Shrove Tuesday, there are vocabulary worksheets, A word search, puzzles, and more. Children can create photo props with the Mardi Gras themed cutouts they color themselves or by using the full color printables.


Lent is a time we encourage acts of service or sacrifice, The Shrove Tuesday Activity Pack includes these GIFTS to you at no additional charge:

  • The Printable Lenten Journey page where your children can record each day their gift of service or sacrifice for lent.
  • The Mardi Gras Jester Hat Free-BEE template and instructions so you can hold your own little Mardi Gras Parade!


Because Shrove Tuesday is also well known as Pancake Tuesday (or Pancake Day) it is a wonderful opportunity to use children’s literature to supplement a lesson.

  • My final GIFT to you this Lent is a series of Worksheets designed to accompany the book: PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST By Tommie dePaola.

You can secure a copy at your local library or perhaps you have one on hand in your home library. If not, it is a wonderful addition. You will also find it easily on youtube shared by others.


BEE Sure to check out the preview pictures to get the full effect of this Shrove Tuesday Activity Pack!



Happy Hive Homeschooling resources are designed by a credentialed teacher and packed with learning opportunities – after all, our major guiding principle is “everything is learning”. We reference major academic terms and overarching concepts addressed rather than specific standards. You know your children best and know what goals you want to accomplish, and how best to accomplish those within your happy hive. Our goal is to save you time by giving you resources you can use to give your children a quality education built on strong relationships, accurate academic resources, and enriching experiences. 

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We hope The Shrove Tuesday Activity Pack helps you begin the Season of Lent in your Happy Hive! 



– Christy,  AKA Mrs. Crabtree, and the Happy Hive Homeschooling Team

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