Pin the Nose on the Clown
Submitted by JenniGive each child a nose (pompom with double sided tape on it) and blind fold them and have them put the nose on the clown (you can spin the children but it is better not to do this for younger ones)
Cotton Candy Match
Submitted by an Unknown FriendCreate triangular cotton candy holders and puffy looking cotton candy cutouts in several different colors. Let your students match the cotton candy with its matching holder.
Jump Through Hoops
Submitted by an Unknown FriendGet Hula Hoops and let the children jump through them. To add a bit of excitement wrap red and orange ribbon around the hula hoop and pretend it is on fire!
Mix and Match
Submitted by PaigeCut out two of various circus shapes (clowns, lions, elephants, etc.) Put them all in a bowl or a clowns hat and let the children match them and then sort them any way they see fit (animals/ non animals, by colors, etc.)
Submitted by TinaLet the children try to make animal balloons with the animals just like the real live clowns do. These balloons are really hard to blow up so get a balloon blowing up device to save yourself a lot of work.
Counting Circus Animals
Submitted by JenniGet a large circus scene on a poster or collage that you make and let the children count how many (clowns, tigers, etc.) they see.
Bean Bag Toss
Submitted by PaigeDraw a large clown face on a piece of poster board. Cut a hole out where the clown's mouth would be (make it at least twice the size of the beanbag). Tape the board to a chair and let each of your children take three tries to throw the beanbag into the clown's mouth.