Next weekend Matthew is out of town, and I am taking the kids to The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus’ latest show, “Fully Charged” here in Nashville. We are going with one of his friends from school and are really excited. The show is at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena from January 26-29, 2012.
Note: If you are in Nashville get a 25% off discount on all $26, 21 and $15 seats at the circus with the code CLOWNS (available on all performances). These same tickets on opening night are also half off (no code required).
To get Elias excited, I am planning a few simple circus activities for the upcoming week:
- Create circus themed paint dauber art: Awesome printables to use with paint dotters
- Color some circus printables
- Make hand-shaped elephants
- Make some little elephant loveys
- Make a paper plate clown
- Paint a lion out of a handprint
None of these activities are very time consuming, but I know they will be fun, help get him really excited and prepare for the sensory overload of the circus.
What age did you first take your kids to the circus?