The Circus Unit of Study Highlights

Peanuts, popcorn, and pretzels …..
Lions and tigers and elephants …..
Clowns of all shapes and sizes …..
Acrobats and tightrope walkers …..
The circus has so much for children to watch and marvel at.

The ‘circus’ has something for everyone – whether it is eating popcorn, peanuts and cotton candy or doing amazing feats. Children love to imitate and act out what they see. Being a lion at the circus, or an acrobat crossing a tightrope, children are using many of their large muscles while developing balance and coordination. And of course, for those who are very verbal, being the ‘ring master’ is the perfect job for them!

Children love to show others what they can do. Through circus activities, children have an opportunity to:
• Cuddle up in a ‘circus tent book nook’ with a good book
• Discover their silly self as a clown through creating a clown costume
• Practice large motor skills as a ‘tightrope walker’, ‘stilt stomper’, and ‘fire jumper’

The circus can bring memories that last a lifetime.