Planning a classroom unit, therapy session, or birthday party with a circus theme? These ideas are the perfect additions!
There are so many phenomenal child development skills that can be practiced through playful activities! And at our non-profit organization, The Treehouse, that is exactly what we do.
We take fabulous, playful ideas from all over the web and pull them together to create a theme based playgroup that address fine and gross motor skills, sensory integration and even academic skills! Kids feel like they are coming into a party and they have no idea that they are building strong bodies while they play!
One of our most recent (and favorite) playgroups had a Circus theme. We thought it would be fun to show you the activities we did during our play groups to inspire you to put together your own group at home, at school or in the clinic.
You don’t have to pack them into a 90-minute session like we do. Plan a few each afternoon or one a day. Your kids will still be reaping the benefits!
So what are we waiting for? Let’s go to the circus!
10 Awesome Activities for a Circus Theme
Grab some tweezers, a few bowls (or paper towel tubes) and pompoms (or even real peanuts!) and set the kids loose to feed the elephants!
Kid’s Craft Room has a great tutorial for No Sew Juggling Balls using balloons and washi tape.
Make a trapeze artist that can be individualized with crayons or even a few sequins and that can fly by his hands or by his feet!
These 3D Circus Stars with a wild mane, a long trunk or crazy clown hair are fun to make with curled strips of paper.
Kids will get a chance to be circus daredevils with Flaming Hoops!
Come along for some awe inspiring fun in these 3 fun gross motor and balance activities for kids.
Build a target game with spinning targets and have kids throw balls or shoot water guns to test their aim like a carnival game!
Build a marble run for a fun carnival game and have kids move from one point to another to retrieve their marble to race!
Don’t get caught clowning around on this pair of DIY coffee can stilts!
A sensory bin full of silly colored pasta is always tons of fun!