There is something fascinating about the circus. Even though the Barnum and Bailey Circus is now closed, there are still plenty of circus and carnival activities that kids can do. Kids love the animals, candy, games, and fun that go along with the circus. Harness this love of the circus with a preschool circus theme! This thematic unit is perfect for a circus unit study for preschool, kindergarten, and for daycare and homeschool themes.
Circus Activities for a Preschool Circus Theme
Try these fun educational circus activities to complete a preschool circus theme! Most of these activities will also work in a kindergarten class or daycare setting.
Books About the Circus
During your preschool circus theme, read these books!
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Gross Motor Circus Activities
Get kids moving with these ideas.
Circus Yoga Poses from Kids Yoga Stories
Circus Obstacle Course from Layla Mom
Circus Science and STEM Activities
You can learn about science at the circus, too!
Elephant Toothpaste from Fun at Home With Kids
Balloon Color Matching from From ABCs to ACTs
Circus Literacy Activities
Learning to read is more fun at the circus!
C is for Circus Do-a-Dot Printabels from From ABCs to ACTs
Circus Literacy Pack from Homeschool Creations
Circus Alphabet Puzzles from The Kindergarten Connection
Circus Literacy Printables from 3 Boys and a Dog
Carnival Math Activities
Learn to count and add at the circus!
Circus Sorting Worksheet from From ABCs to ACTs
Circus Math Pack from Homeschool Creations
Circus Math Worksheets from Meaningful Mama
These circus crafts are simply adorable.
Circus Tent Craft from The OT Toolbox
Handprint Elephant from Glued to My Crafts
Paint Stick Clowns from Kids Activities Blog
Paper Plate Lion Mask from Handmade Charlotte
Paper Plate Elephant from I Heart Crafty Things
Circus Fine Motor Activities
Boost those pre-writing skills with these activities.
Circus Fine Motor Popcorn from From ABCs to ACTs
Circus Fine Motor Worksheets from Learning 2 Walk
Cotton Candy Play Dough from Mama Miss
Feed your hungry animals these circus snacks!
Circus Snacks for Kids from Schooling a Monkey
Circus Animal Popcorn from Glued to My Crafts
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