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A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Circus ~ PreK and Kindergarten Community

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The circus came to town this week and we had a friend who took us on a behind-the-scenes tour. We met Chips the Clown and the Ringmaster who talked to us about all the hard work that goes into getting the circus set up – and for just 2 short days before they have to pack up and move on to the next city!


We learned about the generators that power the entire circus, the cook hall, met the elephants and tigers, and had some fun trying to juggle and hula hoop with the clowns. The group travels for almost nine months out of the year – and some of the families even homeschool!

Somehow the rest of the week managed to fly by. We had some fun with the new Circus Theme Math and Language Printables and will work on a few more circus crafts next week as well.

The kids have all been looking forward to family visiting from Holland {arriving Friday and staying for almost 2 weeks}, and our Disney vacation countdown chain has officially passed the less than 2 week mark – so there are some EXCITED kids in the house {and a mom scrambling to get things done!}.

Fun Ideas from Readers

Here are a few ideas from readers linking up last week. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment and say hi! A few of those linking up are not just homeschoolers – which in truth is fun. I love that we all have ideas to share that help our little ones learn! Keep encouraging each other along the way!

Tractor Painting

If you have little boys, consider pulling out any tractors that you have on hand and use them to paint with – head over to How to Run a Home Daycare to learn more. Our kids always loved the different tracks and prints we made doing this!

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If our girls were little…oh a Fancy Nancy Tea Party would be way too much sweetness to handle!! The Homework Diaries shares the fun party she put together {with many of the supplies from the dollar section at Target!}


The Swimmy Stamp Activity from Mama Jenn is super cute – and a fun go-alogn when reading the book by Leo Lionni. Love it!

That’s it for this week – what have YOU been up to this week with your kids? Leave a comment and link up below – be sure to visit someone else on the link list as well and leave a note to encourage them this week!

Ready to Link Up?

Share what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post below and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you. You can read more in the updated guidelines for Preschool and Kindergarten Community. By linking up, you are granting permission for me to share your wonderful ideas and pictures with others in periodic show-and-tell posts.

Be specific in your ‘link title’. Leave either your blog name or theme and provide an age range for your activities. Something a little like this:

Police Officer Theme {ages 4-5}


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  1. Thank you for reminding me of painting with tires! :) I have been wanting to do that with my son for a while now; today may need to be the day!

  2. Claire @ Angelicscalliwags says

    What a fantastic opportunity. My guys have only been to the circus once, but they would have loved a behind the scenes tour. Homeschooling at it’s best!

  3. HowToRunAHomeDaycare WithSucce says

    Jolanthe, thanks for featuring our tractor painting!

  4. Thanks for sharing!

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