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11+ Magical Carnival Activities for Preschoolers

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Whether your child has been to the carnival yet or not, there are a ton of great ways you can bring the magic and fun of a carnival into your own home, and these carnival activities for preschoolers are my favorite for little ones!

These activities will combine learning and fun to make a magical carnival experience for your little ones without having to leave your home. No matter what kind of fun activity you are looking for, there is a little bit of everything here for your preschooler.

These activities work great for at-home carnival fun or as part of a carnival unit or carnival STEM activities in your classroom!

Here are 20 carnival STEM activities for preschoolers.

These preschool carnival activities work great for at-home carnival fun or as part of a carnival unit or carnival STEM activities in your classroom!

Exciting Carnival Activities for Preschoolers

Keep reading to get the complete list of carnival activities for preschool kids!

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Hands-On and Fun Carnival Activities for Preschoolers

Here are some super-fun carnival activities for early learners! Use in the classroom or at home just for fun!

Here are some super-fun carnival activities for early learners! Use in the classroom or at home just for fun!

Elephant Toothpaste Explosion Experiment

Make your own exploding elephant toothpaste using this fun experiment.

Popcorn Counting Printable

Make your carnival popcorn into counting fun with this free printable.

Carnival Count and Trace Numbers 1-10 with Ten Frames

This preschool circus count and trace activity is a fun way to work on early writing skills and number recognition.

Carnival Alphabet Sensory Bin

This Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin is a hands-on way to practice identifying letters and a fun addition to your circus or carnival-themed units.

Clown Letter Recognition Activity

Your kids will practice identifying letters as they feed the clown cotton candy in this Clown Letter Recognition Activity!

Carnival Popcorn

This healthy snack will be something that your little ones have a blast making! It’s allergy-free and the perfect kid-friendly activity.

Preschool: Carnival

Celebrate the carnival using this post of a week full of fun activities!

Fine Motor Popcorn

Your kids will have a blast painting the cotton balls to make this fun popcorn craft.

Cupcake Liner Balloon Craft

Bring the magic of balloons into your home without worrying about them popping using this fun balloon craft.

Carnival Clown Coloring Sheets

Your kids will love coloring these circus clown coloring sheets.

Paper Plate Clown Puppet

Make your own creative clowns at home using this puppet craft.

20+ fun and hands-on carnival activities for preschoolers! Bring the spirit of the carnival into the preschool classrom!

DIY Balance Beam

How far can your child walk using this cool DIY balance beam activity?

Paint Sticks Clown Puppets

Make your own carnival clowns out of paint sticks in this fun activity.

Cotton Candy Playdough

Your little ones will love playing with play dough that looks just like cotton candy!

Paper Plate Elephant Puppet

Make your own elephant at home with this puppet tutorial.

Carnival Printable Pack

This printable pack has everything you need to make a circus/carnival unit for your little ones.

One-to-One Correspondence Duck Activity

Grab a rubber duck and practice math with this fun duck activity.

Ring Toss Carnival Game

Make your very own ring toss game that your kids will play with for hours with this craft.

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