Did you know that November is National Aviation History Month? The history of aviation, flight, and planes is of great interest to kids. Your kids will love learning about the History of Flight for Kids and how they work with these fun airplane crafts and airplane activities!
Before starting in on these activities, check out some of these books about the history of aviation and planes to learn something about this wonderful invention. You may be surprised at what even you learn when completing this airplane unit study! Use one or two ideas, or use them all if your kids are extremely interested in learning more about airplanes and flight. Maybe you are teaching a future pilot!
History of Flight for Kids
Take these ideas and use them to spark an entire unit study about the history of aviation and how we have conquered the sky all the way to space, the moon, Mars, and beyond. The brief history of flight is truly fascinating to learn about!
Books about Airplanes and Aviation
Read these books to learn the basics of aviation history and how we learned to fly.
Then, I’d encourage you to check out these lesson plan ideas on How Things Fly from the Smithsonian!
Airplane Crafts and Activities for Kids
Your kids won’t realize they are learning when you complete these plane activities!
- Kids will love this simple airplane craft!
- Use a straw and paper to make this straw puppet airplane craft!
- Make a paper airplane race! – Schooling Active Monkeys
- Build an airplane from egg cartons! – Schooling Active Monkeys
- Build your own realistic planes using just craft sticks! – Schooling Active Monkeys
- Make a Cardboard Airplane Craft – Hands On As We Grow
- Use old paper towel rolls to make this airplane! – It Mom
- Transform a cardboard box into an airplane! – Small Fry Blog
- 22 Amazing Airplane Crafts for Kids
- Download this fun airplane learning pack! – Homeschool Preschool
- A is for Airplane Tot Pack – Living Worlds Apart
- Airplane Parts Worksheet
- Airplane Color by Letter
- Airplane Cutting Practice
- Airplane Travel Book – Fun with Mama
- Amelia Earheart Coloring Page