Believe it or not, I had never made my own paper airplanes before. I had the kids color blank pieces of paper and then I went to THIS website for step by step instructions on how to make 10 different types of planes. I just chose the easiest ones :)
Once your planes are awaiting flight, you need to recruit some eager, young cadets ready to learn all about flying!
Then you simply need to prepare your flight school :)
All I did was get 2 hula hoops we had down in the basement. One was bigger than the other, then I got pieces of yarn and tied the hoops so they would hang down from our upstairs banister. You could hang these from just about anything...shower curtain rod, etc or just tape them up in a doorway or entry way.
Then flight school began! If the kids could make their airplanes go through the big, lower hoop they would recieve 5 points.
The smaller, higher hoop was worth 10 points. This is where the math came in as well...my oldest daughter was in charge of adding up the points and keeping score. Great way to practice counting by 5's and 10's.
Our flight school today was a total success!!
If you like these transportation activities...keep coming back! We have some fun train, boat and construction activities...I can't wait! Have a wonderful day!!