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All of my children seem to be super interested in the circus ever since their new favorite movie of all time, The Greatest Showman came out. They are so fascinated with the circus now!
If you have Greatest Showman fans in your house, they may be interested in doing a unit study on the circus! I thought it would be fun to compile printables and resources to create your own circus unit study. These can be used with all ages and done together as a family.
Learn about Circus History from these online sources:
Learn about the 3 Rings of the Circus from Childrens Museum
Ring Two: Spectacle and Skill from Childrens Museum
Ring Three: Putting on the Show from Childrens Museum
Read an article about what a circus is from Brittanica Kids
Read an article about Ringling Bros. Circus ending from Here There Everywhere News for Kids.
Short History on the Circus from Circopedia
If you have preschoolers they will love all these free circus themed printables, themed printable packs and crafts.
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. BarnumWomen Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and FrillsThe Circus Fire: A True Story of an American TragedyFire Breathing, Sword Swallowing, and Other Death-Defying Circus ScienceThe Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusThe Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus