Acrobatics In The Chuckle Buckle Circus

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The ticks who lived in Chuckle Buckle’s circus was flippin’ fantas – tic. As flea circuses go, they were the best, in the whole of the show. They jumped here and jumped there. They even jumped down the ringmaster’s pants – who started to jump, too, in a rant. The elephant had never seen such a display as this … as when the two acrobatic ticks crossed the tripwire … their performance was the best ever yet – all because they were acrobatic, I bet. The acrobatics didn’t end there … they head off into the auditorium and jumped one by one off the chairs. Acrobatic ticks are quite a sight – they don’t sit down at all and it isn’t long before set off in flight. One day, an acrobatic tick nearly hit the roof – he loved to be trampolining … and in one leap, could make it up to the ceiling. 

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Characteris – tics Game

Flip over the – TIC into these word roots to complete the words. Then draw a picture of each of the following ticks, picking characteristics that suit their name.

 

at __ __ __

an __ __ __

fran__ __ __

fantas__ __ __

pedan__ __ __

__ __ __ king

fana__ __ __

characteris__ __ __

plas__ __ __

sarcas__ __ __

bureaucra__ __ __

chauvanis__ __ __

cri__ __ __ al

clima__ __ __

diploma__ __ __

mys__ __ __ al

domes __ __ __

__ __ __ k tack

__ __ __ ket

s __ __ __ k

s __ __ __ ker

s __ __ __ ker tape

__ __ __ k off

__ __ __ ket agent

__ __ __ kle

__ __ __ klish

chops __ __ __ k

__ __ __ kled pink

__ __ __ k tock

sta __ __ __

gigan __ __ __

acroba __ __ __

authen __ __ __

autocra __ __ __

balis __ __ __

dras __ __ __

drama __ __ __

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

Answers : attic ; antic ; frantic ; fantastic ; pedantic ; ticking ; fanatic ; characteristic ; plastic ; sarcastic ; bureaucratic ; chauvanistic ; critical ; climatic ; diplomatic ; mystical ; domestic ; tick tack ; ticket ; stick ;sticker ;sticker; tape ; tick off ; ticket agent ; trick ; tickle ; wicket ; ticklish ; chopstick ; tickled pink ; tick tock ; static ; gigantic ; acrobatic ; authentic ; autocratic ; balistic ; drastic ; dramatic

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