Our FS1 setting has a circus theme in one of it's areas. Today we coloured 'acrobats' to hang from a 'high wire' (woollen thread).This is a pic of my mock-ups to test the idea out. Obviously based heavily on those plastic monkeys that come in a barrel.
We've also been drawing clowns. From the starting point of a triangle and, by following step by step instructions the children have drawn some fantastic juggling clowns- not bad for 3 year olds.