Circus storytime

Our theme this week at the library was the circus. Storytime for us is usually a bit of a circus, but this time around it was a bit more deliberate.

-Tightrope Poppy, the Highwire Pig by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.
-Clowns on Vacation by Nina Laden. (I don't know why the reviewers were so harsh on this one.)

-Clown Costume relay race (throw piles of different articles of clothing on the floor, have the kids "get dressed" and run back into line)
-Tightrope walk (you could use a jump-rope, masking tape, 2 by 4s, etc.)
-"Lion taming" (have the kids pretend to be lions and jump through a hula hoop--decorated to look like it's on fire with construction paper)
-Pin the nose on the clown (I used colored pom-poms, but you could use circles cut out of red construction paper)
-Gave out prizes for Best StrongMan impression, Silliest Face, Best Clown Costume, etc.

-Elephant Mask from