Saturday, January 21, 2012

Preschool Science: Airplanes

Making an airport, complete with hangars and a control tower.

Airplane coloring pages: here, here, and here.

A lesson in how airplanes fly and making the shape of airplane wings out of clay.

Dot-to-dot and maze. Rohan loved the maze and kept asking for more.

Falling paper experiment. A ball of paper falls faster than a flat piece that catches more air.

But a parachute slows the ball of paper down.

Paper wing experiment.

Airplane rhymes and fingerplay.

Playing with paper airplanes.

And a paper helicopter.

Airplane art.

Windsocks made of toilet paper tubes and streamers.

Playing mechanic and pilot.

I used google maps to show the kids how long it takes to get to different cities by walking, driving or flying.
And we read plenty of books on airplanes. I especially liked The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski. It is geared toward young children but the text isn't babyfied. It's full of information in a story format and would be good for preschool on up through elementary.


  1. How did Rohan get so big all of a sudden?! He's almost losing his baby face!

    Thank you for the congrats! I hope you're enjoying your pregnancy, too! :)

  2. It looks like the kids had a lot of fun with the airplane activities. The trip to their Dad's work looked great! ~Liesl