Here’s a fact: kids of all ages love the circus! Painting a clown face, seeing the amazing circus animals, eating ice cream cones, laughing at clown hats and clown shoes with bright colors. It’s so much fun! Enjoy these 15 fun ideas and circus activities for preschoolers that you can do at home.
Fun Circus Games For Young Children
Today, we are going to transform your living room into a circus tent, and your kids will become circus performers. Isn’t that so exciting?
These circus-themed activities are created to match the skill of each child because you can customize them as much as needed. Younger children will have so much fun creating circus crafts while older children will enjoy doing exciting activities like doing science experiments and working on their gross motor skills in different ways.
So, whether you’re having a circus-themed party or you want easy circus-themed ideas, all you have to do is take a look at the following activities, pick one, and stock up on cotton candy and other circus foods. Have fun!
1. Super Cute & Easy to Make Paint Stick Clown Puppets
This super simple stick puppet craft makes the cutest clown puppet! Kids of all ages will have fun creating a puppet on a stick using different household items.
2. Paper Plate Clowns
This paper plate clown is a cute and easy craft for circus themed birthday parties or for celebrating World Circus Day. Perfect for preschoolers, this craft also reinforces basic shapes and is great for developing fine motor skills, including scissor skills.
3. Silly, Fun & Easy Paper Bag Puppets for Kids to Make
Making paper bag puppets is a classic paper craft that has stood the test of time, and are easy to make with a few simple supplies you already have at home!
4. Paper Bag Puppet – Clown Craft
But if you want an alternative paper bag craft, try this one instead! You’ll only need a paper lunch bag, a printer, crayons, glue, and paper. From DLTK Kids.
5. Printable Circus Craft: Tightrope Tiger
To create your own tightrope tiger, you just need to print the free printable, color it with your favorite crayons, and add a string to make it look more real. That’s all! From Learn Create Love.
6. Pendulum Painting Process Art Tutorial
Pendulum Painting is a great process art experience for preschoolers and easy to set up! The best thing is that the end result is beautiful and looks great in a frame. From PreK Printable Fun.
7. C is for Circus Do-A-Dot Printables
In this pack you’ll find some of the kids’ favorite things from the circus, including a dancing clown, an elephant, a lion and popcorn. Use your do-a-dot markers to color them, or improvise with pom poms and circle stickers. Via From ABCs to ACTs.
8. Printable Circus Matching Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This matching activity is perfect for preschool-aged children and early learners as it requires no reading at all. You can pack it up for a roadtrip or play it anywhere, anytime. From Views From A Stepstool.
9. Circus Games for Kids: Ring Toss
Let’s play a classic circus game, ring toss! Make your rings brightly colored, add a few of your own designs, and decorate them with stickers, stamps, whatever you want! Via From ABCs to ACTs.
10. Kid-Pleasing Circus Science Experiments
If you’re a circus lover and a science lover, then you’ll love this blend of circus-related science experiments! Kids won’t even know they are learning because of all the fun they are having. From Steamsational.
11. Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin
In this entertaining sensory activity from ABCs of Literacy, your pre-readers will practice learning the ABC’s and and work on literacy skills!
12. How to make slime with laundry detergent – Circus Slime
his circus slime shows you how to make slime with laundry detergent. It looks just like a big top, and is a fun slime sensory activity for kids of all ages. From Fun With Mama.
13. Handprint Elephant On Paper Plate Circus Ball
These handprint paper plate animals are so much fun to make, and double as an awesome keepsake. Score! From Glued To My Crafts.
14. Step Right Up! Fun Preschool Circus Printables
This circus themed printable pack features cutting, tracing, and coloring activities – all ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners. From Darcy and Brian.
15. Free Printable Circus Bingo
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids at home, Bingo is one of the easiest go-to activities to keep them entertained. Plus, it’s a fun way to learn new vocabulary! From Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Related: Have you seen Puddles the Clown? He had such a great AGT act!
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