Circus / Carnival Themed Classroom {Ideas, Photos, Tips, and More}

Are you planning a circus themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decorating tips and ideas for the best circus theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a circus theme on a budget!

Are you planning an circus themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best circus theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create an circus theme on a budget!


A Circus Theme Classroom is a popular choice for educators looking to create a cohesive and creative learning environment. It appeals to both elementary and older students.  Here you will find Circus Classroom Theme ideas and pictures to inspire teachers and homeschool families.  You will feel organized and have your learning spaces looking amazing in no time! Best of all it can be done on a budget. Below you will find:
  • Circus theme bulletin boards and phrases
  • a compilation of inspiring Circus classroom theme pictures 
  • 10 tips for setting up a classroom with a Circus theme
  • quick, easy & editable Circus theme classroom essentials
  • links to related decor items 
  • free classroom theme printables to help you get organized

CIRCUS Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a CIRCUS or CARNIVAL theme then this classroom decor blog post is for you. It’ll make decorating for back to school fun and easy. It’s full of photos, tips, ideas, and free printables to plan and organize how you will set up your classroom and decorate your bulletin boards for the first day of school and beyond.

    Free Circus Classroom Theme Printables 

    Are you planning an circus themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best circus theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create an circus theme on a budget! Are you planning an circus themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best circus theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create an circus theme on a budget!

    Items to Complement a Circus Theme Classroom

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    BACKGROUNDS:
    • use fabrics in fun, bright colors (aqua complements red and white striped accents very nicely without being visually distracting)
    BORDERS:
    • red and white streamers
    • add clown-looking party hats around the perimeter of a board
    • tickets
    • hot glue colorful, fuzzy pom poms to bright, solid-color borders

    TITLE SUGGESTIONS:
    • Step Right Up to ________
    • Welcome to the Greatest Class on Earth
    • Class Clowns (with pictures of students in clown hats)
    • Come One, Come All to ____
    • Get Your Ticket To ____
    • Seal of Approval (student work board)
    • Flying High in ___ with trapeze
    • ___ Grade: A Ride of a Lifetime
    • Keep Your Eye on the Prize
    ADDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ENHANCE YOUR THEME:
    • popcorn buckets
    • colorful pennant banners
    • marquee lights
    • have the students make animal crafts to display around the room
    • clown wigs
    • stuffed animals found in a circus
    • hang a tight rope and trapeze from the ceiling (just not low enough for students to reach)
    • make a "ring of fire" by attaching fire-colored tissue paper around a hula hoop
    • paper mache over balloons that have been twisted into balloon animals and paint them bright colors
    • Use the plastic popcorn buckets readily found at dollar stores to hold classroom library books and supplies.
    • Use tickets redeemed for carnival-type prizes as a behavior incentive program.
    This bundle contains 34 coordinating products that will allow you to design an amazing, personalized beach themed classroom for very little cost. The bundle includes several editable files so you may use your own fonts and colors to customize nameplates, cubby labels, name tags, binder covers, newsletters, dismissal cards, schedule cards and more. You'll receive all of the items shown below:



     

    Click to visit the Classroom Themes Page featuring free ideas for almost 40 of the most popular classroom themes and color schemes.

    CIRCUS Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a CIRCUS or CARNIVAL theme then this classroom decor blog post is for you. It’ll make decorating for back to school fun and easy. It’s full of photos, tips, ideas, and free printables to plan and organize how you will set up your classroom and decorate your bulletin boards for the first day of school and beyond.

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