The Circus Acrobats

What to do:

  1. At circle time or even outdoors on a grassy area, tell children that today they are going to be circus acrobats and use their bodies to make different shapes.
  2. Hold up a card. Ask, “What shape is this?” “Can you make this shape with your body?”
  3. Recognize the many ways that children use their bodies to make the shapes. If possible, do this activity in a room with large mirrors so the children can see their own bodies.
  4. A variation might be to have children pick a partner and make shapes together. Have children make the shapes while laying on the floor.