Thursday, November 10, 2011

Circus Shapes ~ Once Upon a Book



Circus Shapes

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!

Do-A-Dot Pages: As always the boys loved using the do-a-dot pages. We used a magnetic cookie sheet and our homemade magnetic puff ball magnets along with the Circus Themed Do-A-Dot Pages from DLTK


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.


Pre-writing: I placed the circus pre-writing page from the Circus Preschool Pack in a page protector. My boys took turns using a dry erase marker to practice their pre-writing skills.


Pattern Blocks: The boys enjoyed using their pattern blocks along with the pattern cards which included a clown pattern!


Shapes: The boys located and traced the shapes from the circus shapes page from the Circus Preschool Pack.


Matching: We pulled out our Bambino LUK and played a circus matching game for some independent learning time! (You can read my review about it here.)


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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Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Kayla Goode said...

How fun! I need to get some puff ball magnets!