Monday, June 20, 2011

Carnival and Circus Themed Classrooms

  • use fabrics in fun, bright colors (aqua complements red and white striped accents very nicely without being visually distracting)
  • red and white streamers
  • add clown-looking party hats around the perimeter of a board
  • tickets
  • hot glue colorful, fuzzy pom poms to bright, solid-color borders

  • Step Right Up to ________
  • Welcome to the Greatest Class on Earth
  • Class Clowns (with pictures of students in clown hats)
  • Come One, Come All to ____
  • Get Your Ticket To ____
  • Seal of Approval (student work board)
  • Flying High in ___ with trapeze
  • ___ Grade: A Ride of a Lifetime
  • Keep Your Eye on the Prize
  • popcorn buckets
  • colorful pennant banners
  • marquee lights
  • have the students make animal crafts to display around the room
  • clown wigs
  • stuffed animals found in a circus
  • hang a tight rope and trapeze from the ceiling (just not low enough for students to reach)
  • make a "ring of fire" by attaching fire-colored tissue paper around a hula hoop
  • papermache over balloons that have been twisted into balloon animals and paint them bright colors
  • Use the plastic popcorn buckets readily found at dollar stores to hold classroom library books and supplies.
  • Use tickets redeemed for carnival-type prizes as a behavior incentive program.
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Throughout the month of June 2011, I am going to run a Classroom Theme Series and feature a different popular classroom theme each day. Themes are a great way to tie everything in your classroom just have to be careful not to let them clutter your classroom :) Today we are going to clown around with a circus/carnival theme.

I would have thought these would have been easy themes to compile, but alas there wasn't much out there. If you have (or no of) any great circus/carnival theme ideas or pictures let me know and I'll add them here.

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