A backyard carnival isn't complete without at least one good
show. Show off your talent and charge tickets for
Here are some
ideas of different kinds of entertainment.
Jockey: Music makes any event more fun. You'll need a CD or
cassette player with plenty of music on hand so your carnival will have a real
party atmosphere. Take song requests for a ticket apiece.
Dress up as a magician and either put on a show or walk around the carnival
doing some of your favorite magic tricks. The neighborhood or school library is
sure to have a book of magic tricks. Decide how many tickets to charge to see
the show or just one trick.
Sculptures: Dress up as a clown and walk around the carnival
making balloon sculptures. Charge a ticket or two for each one. For speed and
safety, use a balloon pump to inflate the balloons.
Make a puppet stage out of a large appliance box or table covered with a sheet.
Use puppets you have or make them out of socks, dolls, stuffed animals or other
materials. Make up your own story or act out a fairy tale or other short story.
Decide how many tickets to charge to see the show.
Have kids from your family or neighborhood show off their special talents -
play a musical instrument, sing, dance, juggle, tell jokes, do magic tricks or
read a poem, to name just a few. This can be a show or a competition, whichever
you want. You decide how many tickets to charge to see the show.