The most adorable circus recently came to town- it consisted of 16 of the cutest 4 year olds ever! Sam’s preK class performed a circus show for all the parents and it was so fun. They were each different parts of the circus. Sam was assigned to be one of the “strong men”- I don’t know if it is because he is the biggest boy in class or not but, I would like to think that had something to do with it. 🙂 We had to make his outfit and send him to school dressed (or at least as much as we possibly could) so the teachers could make sure everyone was ready- they went around and “practiced” for all of the other preschool classes before doing the final show for parents.

After consultation with my mom and Aunt Jtan, both teachers and creative in coming up with fun/affordable costumes, we came up with the idea of a muscle shirt and barbell. I put them together during one of Sam’s naps. For his shirt, I cut 3 styrofoam balls in half and duct taped them to a tank top in a “6 pack” pattern.

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Then I went outside and cut a LARGE styrofoam ball in half and spray painted the two halves and a dowel black. Once they dried, Travis somehow or another attached the dowel to the “weights” and the barbel was complete.

Sam didn’t wear his muscle shirt to school- we put it on once we got there. I also drew a mustache on him. Then he had a “practice session” out on the sidewalk while waiting to go into school…

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This was the invitation that all the parents received…

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Here are the circus acts filing in.

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My strong man is NOT camera shy!

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Jugglers…

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The man who walks on stilts…

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Balancing act… 🙂

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Elephants!!!

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Ring Master…

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Lions!

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Hula Dancer…

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Tightrope walker…

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Two strong men!

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My favorite strong man…

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A clown…

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All of the circus acts…

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Miraculously, I managed to make a movie of the strong men while also snapping photos. Travis had an important work meeting and was unable to come help me with the recording. Here is the video…

We really love Sam’s school and are so thankful that God has blessed us to be able to afford to send him to PreK. He is SO smart and this is helping to strengthen what he already knows while also challenging him to attempt/learn things I would never think to teach him. Thank you so much, Mrs. Tarver and Ms. Sandy!

🙂
Steph

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