101 Circus Games for Children
Juggling, Clowning, Balancing Acts, Acrobatics, Animal Numbers
by Paul Rooyackers
Bring a bit of the Big Top to your yard, birthday, class or camp…
Step right up and see the amazing Woman with Three Arms! Marvel as the Multi-Kid Worm makes its moves! Laugh at the clowniness a red nose, wig or oversized coat produces! Thrill to the Sword Swallower, the Pyramid for Six and the Snake Charmer whose music - and hidden assistant - raises a snake from a basket!
With the greatest of ease, the simplest of props and step-by-step instructions and safety guidelines, you can create these and dozens of other wonders. Designed by an innovative children’s education veteran, these original circus-themed games let the young - and young at heart - join the circus without ever leaving home.
Children 4-12 will laugh, learn, and love being part of their very own Greatest Show on Earth
Each 10-45 minute activity is geared to an appropriate age group and specifies how many kids can participate, any props that are needed and how to insure start-to-finish safety. While the kids build skills, develop confidence and break out in smiles, grownups learn to be expert assistants and ringmasters. Fun that also fosters
- teamwork responsibility
- social development
Illustrations, a brief history of the circus and sources for music and materials help you create a multifaceted learning-while-doing experience. Suitable for everyday play or a special performance event, this is smart, active fun for kids - of all ages.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010 January
SIZE: 6 x 9
ILLUSTRATIONS: B&W Throughout
AGE RANGE: 4 years old and up
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Rooyackers is a dance and drama teacher with more than 20 years' experience in children's education, youth work and creative therapy. He has authored four other SmartFun Books published by Hunter House. He lives in Holland.
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