Circus Themed Literacy, Math, STEM, and Project Activities

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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82 pages
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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).
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


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