Circus Crafts and Activities
Circus Crafts are such fun for kids. Teach the kids about the Earth and introduce some recycling and environmentalism while remaining age-appropriate.
Have a Circus Party
The kids in your preschool class have been really good and you want to do something special to show them how much you appreciate it. Why not have a circus party? It’s pretty easy to accomplish and the kids will have a blast.
A circus party can be a lot of fun for all involved. It’s a great way to give back to your preschoolers and let them know you are proud of them. Tell them thank you and enjoy them as they become wide eyed and excited over their wonderful circus party.
If you have stuffed animals or know someone who does, bring those into the class to help with the decorations. Better yet, ask each child to bring one from home. Set them up all around the room. Use the chairs in the room to make a circus train. Place the stuffed animals on the chairs to fill the train.
Use boxes to make cages for the animals. Place the stuffed animals inside so the children will have an idea of how they manage the animals in a circus. Through in a little straw to give it the real sense of a circus animal cage.
Animal crackers are still a big hit with children. Purchase a large bag of animal crackers and give some to each child. Cracker Jacks are also a great circus snack. What circus would be complete without popcorn and peanuts? Fix some microwave popcorn and serve it, along with peanuts to the children in brown paper lunch bags that you have colored with red and white stripes. This will definitely make it an authentic circus snack.
Most important of all don’t forget the clown. Dress yourself up as a clown or if you just can’t see yourself as a clown see if you can find a parent who would be willing to do this for your class. Be sure they have balloons and make them into those great balloon animals to hand out to the kids if you know how.