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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Circus fun activities ~

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A few weeks ago, we took a trip to the circus. 

My little ones loved it so much that I thought it would be fun to do a few circus themed activities. 

Of course, I have to tie a book into most of our activities and I knew of the perfect one sitting on our shelves.

 

 

 

 

We started our circus fun week by reading the book Circus by Lois Ehlert.  {Our book actually has a clown face and not a tiger on the cover.}

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The illustrations in this book are great.  They are colorful and use shapes to make pictures. 

For our activities we made:

Clown Hats

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We used empty oatmeal containers, freezer paper, packing tape, glue, poster board, and felt shapes.

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We wrapped the containers with the freezer paper, 

{older kids helped the little ones}

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discussed and decorated with the shapes,

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used packing tape & cardboard to make a brim,

and stapled a little bit of elastic to the brim {so it could be worn on the head}.

 

Another activity was:

Shape & Pattern Tigers

{not a very creative name,is it?}

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We began with a rectangle for the body. 

We tore orange and black paper to make stripes and placed them on the rectangle in a black/orange pattern.

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Then using various shapes, we made the head and other features of the tiger.

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We had fun with our circus activities…almost as much fun as we had at the circus!

 

 

 

 

 

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