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Hands-On Activities for a Preschool Circus Theme

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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 STEM unit is perfect for a circus unit study for preschool, kindergarten, and for daycare and homeschool themes.

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

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.

Early Learning Circus Theme
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Books About the Circus

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

During your preschool circus theme, read these books!

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If I Ran the Circus

A Day at the Circus

See the Circus

You See a Circus, I See…

The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Circus

Gross Motor Circus Activities

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

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 STEAMsational

Balloon Color Matching from From ABCs to ACTs

Circus Slime from Fun with Mama

Circus Literacy Activities

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

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

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

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

Circus Crafts

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

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

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

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

Circus Snacks

Learning is fun with these hands-on circus activities for preschool and kindergarten! This preschool circus theme is a fun early learning thematic unit.

Feed your hungry animals these circus snacks!

Circus Snacks for Kids from STEAMsational

Circus Animal Popcorn from Glued to My Crafts

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More Early Learning Themes

Unicorn Activities

Farm Theme

Zoo Activities for Preschool

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