The modern day circus looks very much different from the ancient ones held in Rome. Circuses then consisted of fighting gladiators and blood sports. Todays circus is extremely popular with lots of clowns, magicians, jugglers, trapeze acts, trained animal and gymnastic acts. 

World Circus Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of April. It is an international day and an opportunity to raise public awareness of the circus arts and the magic that is the circus. 

We have lots of great free colourings, puzzles, games and lots more to print out if you are looking at a circus theme or want some sheets to increase the excitement of a circus visit. 

Circus Games

Roll a Clown Dice Game

All you need to play this fun game is a print out of both sheets in this free printable document and a dice. Will you be the first to roll a clown? Make it more difficult by having to roll a 3 for each of the eyes and a 5 for each of the eyebrows.

Roll and Cover Circus Dice Game

Print out this fun sheet and grab two dice and you are all set to play this fun game. It is a great sheet for helping with addition by adding two dice together.

Circus Tic-Tac-Toe

Cut out the circus tiles and play the classic game of tic tac toe with this fun colour version. 

Circus Tic-Tac-Toe Black and White Version

We have created a black and white circus version of the classic tic-tac-toe. Why not colour in your tiles to make the game even more fun.

Circus Colouring Sheets

Circus Clown Colouring

You will need to get your bright crayons out to colour this cute clown who looks to be about to do some cartwheels in this fun colouring page. 

Circus Colouring Page

This colouring page has lots to colour on a circus theme. From the big top to clowns, horses and more there is lots of detail to keep you busy.

Circus Elephant Colouring Page

Get your bright crayons at the ready as we have a cute elephant standing on a ball in this great circus colouring page all ready for you to enjoy. 

Circus Horse Colouring Page

This majestic horse is all dressed up and ready to appear in a circus show. A perfect colouring if you love horses or are doing a circus theme.

Circus Juggling Monkey Colouring Page

This cute colouring page features a very talented juggling monkey. A great sheet to celebrate a circus theme or World Circus Day. 

Circus Lion Colouring page

This cute lion is all ready to be coloured in, on this great circus themed colouring page.

Circus Tent Colouring Page

The circus tent is sometimes called the big top and we have a great colouring of one for you to enjoy. They are traditionally red and white in colour, but you could use your imagination and create your own unique big top. 

Circus Unicycle Clown

In this fun colouring page a circus clown is doing a great job at balancing on the unicycle. Why not add some juggling balls to make the page even more exciting?

Clown Colouring Page

This fun clown is doing a great job of balancing, all that is needed are some bright colours to brighten up this great colouring page. 

Elephant Circus Colouring

This cute elephant is performing a cool circus trick in this fun colouring page. Great for younger children. 

Popcorn Colouring Page

What better snack to have when watching a movie or the circus than popcorn. We have created a fun colouring sheet of this delicious snack.

Circus Puzzle Sheets

Circus Mathematical Maze

We have created a fun circus mathematical maze for you to enjoy. Follow the numbers from 1 to 29 to help the clown find his way back. A great way to help children with their number ordering. 

Circus Maze

Its time for the circus, can you find your way through the maze to watch the great acts in this fun maze?

Circus Maze Easy

This great circus maze is a little easier and perfect for younger children. There is also a circus tent that can be coloured in to brighten the page. 

Circus Word Search

Find all 20 of the circus related words in this fun word search. Perfect for a circus theme or to celebrate world circus day. Words are found vertically, horizontally and diagonally.

Circus Word Search Easier

We have created an easier version of our circus word search specifically for our younger audience. There are 12 words to find and they can all be found wither horizontally or vertically. 

Circus Crossword

Can you solve all the clues on this circus crossword? We have created a solution sheet if you get stuck!

Circus Boggled Puzzle

In this circus boggled puzzle start anywhere on the grid and move in any direction to adjacent letters and form as many words as you can. Don't forget to look out for any circus related words as you get double points for these. A great puzzle to challenge your friends or class mates. 

Circus Shadow Match

Match the circus object to its shadow in this fun puzzle, great for improving observation and pencil control skills.

Big Top Grid Copy

Draw your own circus big top tent with this fun grid copy. Why not colour it in to create your own masterpiece?

Cannon Grid Copy

This fun circus cannon is easy to draw when you copy one square at a time. This looks great if coloured in bright colours.

Circus Seal Grid Copy

You can draw your own circus seal with this fun grid copy. Just copy one square at a time to create your own masterpiece.

Clown Grid Copy

This cute clown is all ready to be drawn, just copy one square at a time to create your own drawing.

Circus Showtime How Many Words Puzzle

How many words of two or more letters can you make from the letters in "circus show time"? If you can get 15 you are doing well. Why not challenge the class and see how many words you can find?

Circus I Spy Puzzle

Can you spot and count all of the different circus items in this great I spy puzzle? Why not colour the sheet as you find and count each item to make it extra special?

Circus Alphabet Challenge

Can you think of something circus related for each of the letters of the alphabet? This is great to do as a class activity.

Circus Spot The Difference

Can you spot the five differences between the two circus clown pictures? 

Clown Spot The Difference Black and White Version

There are 5 differences between these two circus clowns, can you spot them all?

Build a Clown Cut and Glue

Cut the clown pieces out, layer them up and stick them down in the correct order to match the picture. Great for younger kindergarten children doing a circus theme or to help with scissor skills.

Circus Code Breaker Puzzle

Can you reveal what the phrase is in this fun circus code breaker puzzle? Perfect for a circus theme or to celebrate World Circus Day.