by Stuart J. Murphy
Summary: Learn your shapes while reading about a fun circus performance!
Bible Verse: “Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” Psalm 32:11
We had lots of circus fun this week chock full of lots of fun learning activities!
Sorting: We used the People/Animals & Food sorting activity from the Homeschool Creations Circus Preschool Pack. I added a little spin to it by using our Education Cubes. I printed two copies of the cards. One set was used to sort and the other set was glued to the blank insert cards in our Education Cubes. The took turns rolling the cube, finding the matching person/animal/food, and then placing it in the correct group.
Tracing: The boys traced the Big Top Tracing Page from KidSparz with a marker. Afterwards the colored it in with crayons.
Puzzle: The boys LOVED putting together the Circus Math Puzzle from Homeschool Creations.
Counting: The boys practiced their counting a number recognition using another printable from the Circus Preschool Pack. I wrote a number and helped the boys identify it. They they had to make the monkey juggle the corresponding number of puff ball magnets.
Coloring: I printed the Clown Coloring Pages from DLTK for the boys!
Big Top Craft: The boys loved making our big top circus tent craft! The got a bit of practice patterning as they colored the tent alternating red and white.
Position Words: We used our circus tent along with the cards from our sorting activity above to work on positional words. For example, I told the boys to find a person and put him inside the tent. Find a food item and put it in front of the tent. Find an animal and put it beside the tent, etc.
Shapes: The boys located and traced the shapes from the circus shapes page from the Circus Preschool Pack.
Painting: I found a cute little circus themed painting set from Michaels. The boys loved it! They used q-tips (cotton swabs), water, and the dry paint on the page to paint their circus picture.
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