Airport words with pictures for kindergarten
Airport math activities for Kindergarten
Writing patterns with planes
A plane that can fly
You need two different straw sizes for this plane. You should be able to easily slide one straw over another straw. Squeeze one end of the thinnest straw and put some tape on it so no air can go through the end. The kids can color two planes (which you can download below). Stick the planes together with the end of the thin straw between them. Make a slot for the wings with sharp scissors and slide the wings through the planes. When the straw is pushed into the larger straw, the kids can blow in the large straw and the plane flies away.
Control tower craft
The kids fold thin, square pieces of paper into 16 squares. They cut and paste the squares to make a control tower. For the triangle pieces, they cut the squares diagonally in half. On top is a semicircle. The craft is completed with stickers of planes, clouds and a bus. The kids can draw some details on the tower or the bus. You can download the examples and backgrounds below. If you use a paper in A3 size the square papers have to be 14 cm by 14 cm or 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches.
Making a pilot’s cap
Take a black or blue strip of paper, wrap it around the child’s head and secure it with a staple. The kids cut the visor from black paper and attach it to the hat. A round sticker with a silver star is attached to the front of the hat. The kids cut wings out of gold paper and stick them to the hat. After this, they put glue on the inside of the hat and put a piece of tissue paper on the inside. When the cap is dry, the role play can begin.
Have the kids cut and paste a pilot. They can pick and cut out a face. Also put some example pictures of pilots on the table. In addition, you can also make some demands: the pilot must wear a shirt, make stripes on his sleeves, etc. The kids enjoy making this craft.
The kids can make these flight attendants in the same way as the pilots were made. In our class the kids were allowed to choose the pilot or the flight attendant.The faces of the flight attendants can be downloaded above.
Making a suitcase
The kids can make a colourful suitcase from a shoebox. They receive a big sheet of white paper. The table has three colors of watercolor. The kids can mix these colors and paint the whole paper. When the paper is full, they wrap and stick the paper around the shoebox. The box should still be able to open. A wide strip of black paper is used to make the handle. The strip is laminated or covered with plastic, to prevent the handle from breaking.
Make two cuts in the side of the lid and insert the handle. The ends are staples together on the inside.
for each child for the role play about the airport theme. With these printables, the kids can make one. You can also offer this activity in the writing center. Print these passports on heavy A4 paper. The kids start by cutting out an outside and an inside of the passport. These two parts are glued together and folded into a booklet.
Next, the kids are going to draw their faces on the passport photo. Put a mirror on the table, so the kids can see themselves. Tell them that you shouldn’t see teeth in the picture, that they cannot laugh and that you want to see their earlobe. Fill in the rest of the information by using a black pen.
Use a piece of plastic with a size of 30 cm by 25 cm or 12 inches by 10 inches. The plastic has to be very thin, comparable to the plastic used in thin shopping bags.
The kids draw a parachutist with a length of 10 cm (4 inches) on colored paper and cut it out. Pieces of tape are attached to the four corners of the plastic.
With something sharp, a hole is pierced in ever corner through the tape. The kids measure and cut four pieces of 40 cm (16 inches) of cotton thread. One thread is attached with two knots through each hole. Lay the parachute on the table so all the wires are next to each other. Tape the wires to the parachutist’s back with tape. Have fun with skydiving!
Making an airplane with engines
These planes are made with a cardboard tube. The wings are made of empty toilet paper rolls that are cut on one side and then glued to the plane. The front is made by a wad of paper that is covered with paper mache. For the tail, a cut is made in the tube, where the cardboard for the tail is placed. The plane can be painted in all kinds of colors. The windows are cut and pasted from paper. The door can be drawn with a marker.
The kids paint a whole paper blue or grey and then make clouds in the sky with a sponge. The next day they draw an airplane using this step by step drawing. Put some pictures of planes on the table and let the kids use the colors and the name from an airline showed on the picture. After this they cut out the plane and stick it on the painting of the sky.