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Teaching Web Activities
Topic: Circus
Theme: Interdependence of People/Systems

Art

Circle collage
Popcorn, kernels, and peanut shell collage
Paint at easel on large newspaper circles
Print with peanut shells*

Games and Puzzles

Circus puzzles
Circus sequence cards*
Zoo- and Circus-Animal Sort
Circus-Animal Lacing Cards*

Math

Animal crackers graph
Circus shapes*
Adding with animal crackers
Zoo and circus animals Venn diagram*

Dramatic Play

Set up a circus with:
    Tickets
    Circus acts costumes
    Balloon barbells
    Stuffed animals
    Hula-hoops
    Cash register
    Play money
    Animal masks
    Circus posters
    Circus-act props
    Large box for dangerous animals
    Unusual hats
    Elephant noses*
    Megaphone
    Balance beam
    Parasol

Science

Weigh and compare popped corn and corn kernels
Shell peanuts*
Plant raw peanuts
Mother-and-baby animal match

Library

Books and tapes about the circus
Tent-shaped blank books
Circus-word bag*

Music

Scarf dancing
Tapes and CDs with circus music
Bean Bags to juggle to circus music
Bandleader baton

Block Center

Add stuffed animals
Strawberry baskets and small plastic circus animals
24-inch square piece of fabric*
Circus Pictures and Posters

Interactive Charts

"Elephant" poem*
Peanut Brown song*

Creative Writing

Make a list*
Write a round story*


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