Transportation Day 3: Airplanes

Airplanes

Today we got to play with airplanes.  We made a craft, had a snack, and did a science experiment.

Read:

  • My first Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell

Music: I’m a Little Airplane

written by Leanne Guenther
tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a little airplane, way up high,
(Hold hand up to forehead to shade eyes looking into the sky and point with other hand)

With my great big silver wings, watch me fly!
(Hold arms out like wings and tilt them side to side)Transportation Study (158)_edited-1

When the pilot tells me, I’ll come down,
(Hold hands over both ears like you’re holding the radio headphones pilots wear)

Swooping and gliding, to the ground.
(Hold arms out like wings and spin in a circle, then kneel on the ground)

Imaginary Play: Play with Little People Airplane and play with Little Airplanes too.Transportation Study (151)_edited-1Transportation Study (143)_edited-1 Transportation Study (144)_edited-1

Banana Plane

Materials:

  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Cherrios
  • Whipped Cream
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Striped Keebler Cookie

Directions:

  1. Place the peeled banana on a plate. Add apple slices for the wings.
  2. Stick a striped Keebler cookie in the back of the banana for the rudder.
  3. Place 3 pretzel sticks criss cross in the front for the propeller.
  4. Place Cherrios along the banana for the windows.
  5. Add whipped cream clouds to dip the fruit and cookie in before each bite.Transportation Study (65)_edited-1

Preschool Airplane Craft

Materials:

  • Blue Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Craft Sticks
  • Markers
  • Glue

Directions:

  1. Give the children two wooden craft sticks.
  2. Let them color the sticks any color they choose. Transportation Study (155)_edited-1
  3. Glue the sticks together, one on top of the other, to make an airplane.
  4. Next, glue the wooden airplanes onto blue construction paper. Transportation Study (154)_edited-1
  5. Add cotton balls that can be glued on as clouds. Transportation Study (153)_edited-1

Flying Airplane

Materials:

  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Family Pictures
  • Straw
  • Balloon
  • String
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Cut out an airplane shape from the card stock.
  2. Cut out faces from family pictures.
  3. Child names the family member as he glues them onto the airplane.
  4. Run the string though the straw and tie it to the posts on 2 chairs and pull the chairs tight.
  5. Tape the balloon to the straw and tape the airplane to the balloon.
  6. Blow up the balloon and pull it to one end of the sting.
  7. Let it go and watch the airplane fly.Transportation Study (148)_edited-1 Transportation Study (147)_edited-1 Transportation Study (146)_edited-1

Paint Plane

T did page 53 in his A Beka Nursery Arts & Crafts book.Transportation Study (152)_edited-1

Airplane Snack

Materials:

  • Graham Cracker
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toothpick

Directions:

  1. Place lots of peanut butter into the celery.
  2. Place a toothpick through the bottom of the celery and add a grape to each end of the toothpick.
  3. Place a long side of the graham cracker over the celery and grapes.Transportation Study (150)_edited-1

Paper Airplanes

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

Directions:

  1. Create a few different paper airplanes. focus on the size of the plane (large, medium, small), weight (light or heavy), and wing structure (long and thin, short and wide, big like a butterfly, etc.)
  2. After you create a few different types of paper airplanes have the child choose one to start with.
  3. Tell about the size, weight and wing structure of the first plane and then predict how far it will fly, and record the information on your chart.
  4. Fly the plane and measure how far it went, record your information.
  5. Continue with the other paper airplanes recording all of the information.
  6. Which one went farther, what made it fly the farthest what kind of size, weight and wing structure did it have?Transportation Study (157)_edited-1 Transportation Study (156)_edited-1

J had fun with this activity too.  He used his Paper Airplane book to help him.Transportation Study (160)_edited-1 Transportation Study (159)_edited-1 Transportation Study (164)_edited-1 Transportation Study (162)_edited-1 Wooden Airplane

J also put together his wooden airplane kit today.Transportation Study (149)_edited-1 Transportation Study (142)_edited-1

 

Transportation Unit Study

Day 1: Dump Truck

Day 2: Cars

Day 3: Airplanes

Day 4: Tractors

Day 5: Fire Trucks

Day 6: Motorcycles

Day 7: Boats

Day 8: School Bus

Day 9: Trains

Day 10: Ice Cream Truck

Day 11: Hot Air Balloons

Day 12: Rockets

Day 13: Helicopters

Day 14: Police Cars

Day 15: Street Signs