"Why, ladies and gentlemen, youngsters and oldsters, your heads will quite likely spin right off your shouldsters!"
from If I Ran the Circus" by Dr. Seuss

Books About the Circus

So many books about the circus: picture books, chapter books, poetry, non-fiction. Maybe you'll want to read one of each!
Let's look at a fun story about a circus animal:
Ginger Jumps by Lisa Campbell Ernst

In this story, Ginger the puppy loves being a circus dog. But one day her trainer prepares a new trick for her - one that she is afraid to do. How will she overcome her fear? Who will help her?

While reading the story, think about something difficult that you were afraid to do. How did you overcome your fear? Did someone help you?

After reading this great story, let's try to remember some of the main parts by taking this short QUIZ together. Click HERE.

Poetry Corner:

The Circus

Hey, there! Hoop-la! the circus is in town!
Have you seen the elephant? Have you seen the clown?
Have you seen the dappled horse gallop round the ring?
Have you seen the acrobats on the dizzy swing?
Have you seen the tumbling men tumble up and down?
Hoop-la! Hoop-la! the circus is in town!
by C Michael James Dennis

Balance and Motion in Action at the Circus:

Watch this short video of Chinese acrobats performing a circus balancing act:

Try These Fun Activities

This is one of the fun experiments you can try if you go to "Science Snacks" link below.

From the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Try These Fun Activities