Thursday, July 12, 2018

Circus Theme

Talk about the parts to a Circus! The Big Top Tent, the sights, sounds, smells! Popcorn, Cotton Candy are some of my favorites! Imagine all the animals- lions, and elephants, and trapeze artists and even the grand ring master! Pull up pictures and share with the kids!  Today we are all going to the Circus through stories, songs and activities! Come on along!

Sidewalk Circus By Paul Fleschman 
Olivia Saves the Circus By Ian Falconer
Clifford at the Circus By Norman Bridwell
Curious George Circus Act By H. A. Rey
Peppa Pig Backyard
Circus By Candlewick Press
The Circus Ship By Chris Van Dussen
Harold's Circus By Crockett Johnson
Emma Circus By Candace Fleming
Circus by Lois Ehlert
Spot Goes To The Circus By Eric Hill 
If You Ever Want To Bring a Circus to the Library Don't By Elise Parsley 
Circus Opposites By Suse MacDonald
Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus by Susan Middleton Elya 

A Small Surprise by Louise Yates
 Last Night I Dreamed a Circus By Maya Gottfried
Circus By Peter Spier


Flannelboard: “One Elephant Went Out to Play”
One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called another elephant to come (HEY ELEPHANT)

Action Rhyme: “Five Little Clowns”
Five little clowns all in a row (hold up five fingers)i
Wearing funny hats (tap head)
And polka dotted bows (fix pretend bow tie)
One little clown hopped away (hop)
Back to the circus to laugh and play (wave goodbye)
(Four little clowns, one twirled away; three little clowns, one tumbled away; two little clowns, one wiggled away; one little clown, he tiptoed away)
Credit: Perry Public Library & Storytime Katie

Action Song: “Funny Clowns”
Funny clowns, funny clowns,
Jump around, jump around
Sometimes making faces
Sometimes running races
Funny clowns, funny clowns
Funny clowns, funny clowns
Spin around, spin around
Sometimes with a big nose,
Sometimes with big toes
Funny clowns, funny clowns
Credit: Youth Literature & Storytime Katie 

Lets go to the Circus
(Sung To: "Mary Had a Little Lamb") Let's all go to the circus
The circus today, the circus today
Let's all go to the circus, today
And watch a big parade

See the clowns all tumbling around, tumbling around
See the clowns all tumbling around
In the circus ring.

Lions and tigers jumping through hoops
Jumping through hoops, jumping through hoops
Lions and tigers jumping through hoops
In their circus cage

The prancing horses step so high, Step so high, step so high.
The prancing horses step so high
In the circus ring 

Add Your Own Verses
 Credit Everything Preschool

Bouncing Balloons
This is the way we bounce the balloons
bounce the balloons, bounce the balloons
This is the way we bounce the balloons, gently in the air

Credit Everything Preschool

Take Me Out To the Circus
Tune "Take me out to the ballgame"
Take me out to the circus
Take me to the big top
I want to see the clowns tumbling
As I eat popcorn and drink soda pop
Oh, the lions and tigers may scare me
And the high wire acts amaze me
So . . .You! . . .see . . .all the great things we will do
On our circus day
 Credit Everything Preschool

Walking Through The Circus
(Sung To: "I've Been Working On the Railroad")
I am walking through the circus (walk in place)
Happy as can be (smile real big)
I am walking through the circus (walk in place)
Just to see, what I can see (make binoculars with hands)
I can see the clown laughing (ha, ha, ha)
I can see the elephant, too (make trunk motion)
I can see the lion sleeping (yawn)
Look out (make binoculars with hands)... because he sees you too

Credit Everything Preschool 


C is for Circus Theme Preschool 

Circus crafts, printables and games 

Let's Go To The Circus Basic Math Printables FREE 

 Exploring shapes and colors clown craft

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