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  • These activity pages go with our early reader booklet. Rhymes, simple yes/no questions, and more.
  • Use this 'Book: Arthur's Chicken Pox (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Arthur's Chicken Pox (elementary)'. Book comprehension and vocabulary enhancement for this installment of Marc Brown's popular "Arthur" series. Arthur is in school, dreaming of an upcoming trip to the circus, when he starts to feel sick.
  • Use this 'Poetry Prompts: Circus (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poetry Prompts: Circus (upper elem)'. An introduction to some basic poetic structures, including alliteration, similes, and acrostics, using a circus theme.
  • Use this 'Acrostic Form: Circus' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Acrostic Form: Circus'. Write an acrostic poem about the circus. Includes picture to color.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Circus Similes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Circus Similes (elem/upper elem)'. Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Use this 'Book: Clifford at the Circus (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Clifford at the Circus (primary/elem)'. Everyone's favorite big red dog gets a job at the circus! Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of this book from Norman Bridwell's popular "Clifford" series.
  • Use this 'Color and Write: Clown (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write: Clown (elem)'. A picture of a clown to color and lines to write about clowns and the circus.
  • Use this 'Color and Write: Clown (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write: Clown (primary)'. A picture of a clown to color and wide lines to write about clowns and the circus.
  • Use this 'Color and Write Prompt: Clown (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write Prompt: Clown (primary)'. A picture to color and space to write a very short story with theme words from a word bank.
  • Use this 'Color and Write Prompt: Clown' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write Prompt: Clown'. A picture to color and space to write a very short story with theme words from a word bank.
  • This color-by-number page features six balloons to be colored specific colors, and a clown that can be colored according to student choice.
  • Color this clown balancing on a unicycle.
  • Color the picture of the juggling clown.
  • Trace and cut out the drum pattern to make a great shapebook.
  • This Counting up to 3 (pre-k) -Circus theme Worksheet is perfect to practice counting skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Counting up to 3 (pre-k) -Circus theme Worksheet. "Count the circus animals. Write the numbers on the line." To 3.
  • Foldable desk tag.
  • If I were a clown, I would...
  • "The circus is fun!" This five-page booklet is a good introduction to words related to the circus.
  • “Riding an Elephant" is a 1 page realistic fiction reading comprehension selection followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 3 questions that require brief written responses.
  • "The Circus" is a 1 page realistic fiction selection followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring brief written responses.
  • "I saw a funny clown at the circus." Very easy reading comprehension.
  • Place a sticker or color each balloon for each skill completed.
  • Use this 'Book: Olivia Saves the Circus (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Olivia Saves the Circus (primary)'. Enhances comprehension and vocabulary skills for the book by Ian Falconer.
  • Color, trace and cut out the elementary-lined circus-tent pattern for a great student shapebook.
  • Use this 'Folder Game: Syllable Circus (b/w)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Folder Game: Syllable Circus (b/w)'. In this fun folder game, students sort circus word cards by the number of syllables (from 1-3). CC: ELA: RF.K.2, RF.1.2, RF.2.3
  • Use this 'Folder Game: Syllable Circus (color)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Folder Game: Syllable Circus (color)'. In this colorful folder game, students sort circus word cards by the number of syllables from (1-3). CC: ELA: RF.K.2, RF.1.2, RF.2.3
  • "There are six clowns in the Champions Circus. The ringmaster hires four new clowns. Three of the old clowns begin to train as acrobats. How many clowns are there now?" Answer the four clown-themed questions and solve a riddle.
  • [made with abctools] from ACROBAT to TENT
  • [Created with abctools] Find the words from "acrobats" to "tricks" in this rectangular puzzle.
  • Word strips with pictures, from CLOWN to TRAPEZE ARTIST.
  • Very easy addition with graphic representation (1 clown + 1 clown)
  • "I have always wanted to be part of a circus. Today the circus came to town and I..." Write the story.
  • Unlined writing prompt on colorful circus themed border paper.