Circus Themed Literacy, Math, STEM, and Project Activities

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Browne's Bunch of STEM
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
Formats Included
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82 pages
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Browne's Bunch of STEM


Is The Greatest Showman soundtrack stuck in your head like it is mine? Well if you love the circus and the imagination it brings to children, this resource will be perfect for your students. It is geared for a full week of activities based around a circus theme that is a print, cut and go.

You will get read aloud ideas and activities for 5 books, math and literacy center games, a STEM project, and base for a project based learning concession stand. All the activities included are for a Pre-K, Kindergarten, or First Grade classroom.


What's Included?

  • Classroom Transformation ideas & pictures
  • Famous Circus Owners and Performers (bio and pictures)
  • 5 Book Recommendations
  • Read Aloud Activities
  • Reader Response Pages in a variety of levels to meet the needs of all your students
  • STEM project: Can you build a structure to hold up a towel like a circus tent?
  • Concession Stand project: students design a list of food and practice exchanging money with customers

  • Literacy Center Skills:
    • sight words
    • label animals
    • beginning/ending sound games
    • letter identification and matching
    • CVC words

  • Math Centers Skills:
    • place value
    • number bonds
    • addition & subtraction word problems
    • making 10


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Total Pages
82 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


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