When it comes to classroom decorations and classroom door decorations, fun themes can really help inspire students to learn and help get them excited about school (no matter what time of year it is).
This year, why not transform your classroom into a circus by implementing some of these circus theme classroom ideas!
Kids will have a blast with the cheery, colorful decor, and you’ll enjoy seeing it too!
And who knows, maybe you’ll finally win that classroom decorating contest.
How to Set Up a Circus Theme Classroom
When you are trying to make a circus classroom theme, it’s all about creating the illusion that you are teaching in a circus.
And the easiest way to do that is to think big, then go small.
First, create a DIY circus tent and put it in one corner of the classroom suspended from the ceiling.
You can also try suspending colorful tablecloths from the ceiling or walls to get major circus vibes.
The next thing to do is set the scene with your circus classroom door decorations and your circus bulletin board.
Use circus fonts and colors to create these anchor points.
From there, fill in with fun items from the list below and use the classroom designs of other teachers as inspiration for what you create in your classroom.
Sometimes people confuse circus classroom themes with carnival classroom themes, but I think they are totally different! A carnival classroom theme is all about food, rides and games. A circus is all about a show and fun tricks. Most carnivals also don’t have animals (although neither do modern circuses!).
Circus Circus Theme Classroom Ideas for Doors
Here are some of my favorite circus classroom door decorations. Super cute, super fun, and so circus!
I like how this classroom door is also used as a circus-themed display for class work.
Clowns and popcorn? What else could you want in a circus classroom door?
I love the vintage circus vibes of this classroom door.
Even though the circus doesn’t usually have animals any more, these circus animals are super cute and add to the fun vibe of this circus classroom.
Circus Theme Classroom Ideas
Maybe you are the best artist ever and want to make your circus classroom decorations by hand. Or maybe you just love creating your own circus designs and themes.
If so, you won’t need the help of the items on this list, but for the rest of us, you’ll find what you need to make your circus classroom look legit.
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Win that classroom decorating contest with these props:
- circus reading tent
- circus pinwheels
- circus cutouts for bulletin boards
- colorful bunting
- red and white striped bunting
- circus signs
- circus ceiling decorations
- circus stickers
- circus backdrop
Circus Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas
If you don’t want to decorate a door (or want to do both), here are some super adorable circus classroom bulletin boards! Use these circus theme classroom Ideas as inspiration.
The balloons and popcorn combo on this circus bulletin board are too cute!
This circus bulletin board shows you don’t have to get complicated to be adorable!
This circus bulletin board would be super fun for younger grades and preschool.
Circus Theme Classroom Quotes to Motivate Students
Here are some fun circus quotes that you can use on your circus classroom doors or circus bulletin boards.
- Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
- The noblest art is making others happy. -P.T. Barnum
- Look what’s poppin’ in X grade!
- X grade is the greatest grade on earth.
- A little magic can take you a long way.
- The show cannot begin until you jump.
- Our ticket to success.
- Look with kindness and you will find wonder.
Circus Activities for Kids
Here are some fun circus activities to try!