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National Aviation Day Pretend Play for Kids

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a few fun-filled pretend play activities. Your young child can get into the idea of working in the air with an imagination-based exploration of this career. How can you mark this special day and get in some pretend play? Check out these activities that are perfect for preschoolers! Cardboard Box Plane If you have an old large-sized (such as an electronics or appliance) box, you have a DIY airplane, Open the top of the box and cut off the front and back flaps. Leave the side flaps on, making wings for the plane. Give your...

Kids’ National Aviation Day Aircraft Craft

Your crafty kid can learn a thing or two (or more) about the world of flight during National Aviation Day. Celebrated annually on August 19th, this day also happens to coincide with Orville Wright’s birthday. Even though your child might not be able to take a flight or build a plane, they can spend some time focusing on all kinds of aircrafts. This easy-to-make craft also helps young children to learn about colors and shapes (obviously, along with aircrafts). Materials Craft felt- 8x10-inch sheets Scissors Markers Optional: Clear-drying school glue How-to Steps Discuss different types of aircrafts. Ask your child...

National Aviation Day Recipes

August 19th marks National Aviation Day. Celebrate it with a fun family meal. What does food have to do with flight? Well, not a whole lot. But with this activity – it does. Instead of making model planes in honor of this special day, you can put the crafting materials away and break out the food. These are the perfect activities for a preschooler or older child who is looking to get creative in the kitchen with mom and dad. So, check out these food-themed airplane ideas that will take flight for National Aviation Day. Fruit That Takes Flight Make...

Kids’ Games for National Aviation Day

It’s National Aviation Day! What can the kids do to recognize the accomplishments of great aviators? They can celebrate this August holiday by playing a few fun-filled family games. Does It Fly? This game is perfect for young children (preschoolers and under). Print out pictures of aircrafts (such as planes, helicopters, blimps and gliders). Then choose several images to print that feature non-flying objects (such as rocks, cars or trains). Glue the pictures onto index cards. Hold each card up, one at a time, and ask your child, “Does this fly?” Make two piles based on your child’s answers, and...

Pretend Play Ideas for National Aviation Day

How can you celebrate National Aviation Day with your kids? Well, there are plenty of ways to observe this aircraft-filled holiday. But, if your children are all about pretend play, you can take the imagination factor up a notch with an aviation theme. How? Check out these dramatic play ways that kids can take part in National Aviation Day! Be an Airplane This is a super-easy way to pretend play with aircrafts. All your child has to do is stretch out her wings (i.e., her arms) and fly away. She can swerve, glide and taxi down an imaginary runway. Play...

National Aviation Day Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a recipe! A recipe? That’s right. When you think of this aircraft themed holiday, food probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind. Making paper airplanes, visiting an airport or taking a tour of a historic airfield museum might all seem like activities that are more connected to this day than cooking. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the kitchen (with your kids!) and create a few National Aviation Day themed treats. In-Flight Meal Create a bento box style mini meal that looks like what you’d get on a plain. Pick...

5 Must-Read Children’s Books for National Aviation Day

Celebrating National Aviation Day doesn’t have to mean taking a flight. Even though you (and your family) can certainly fly away on this aviation themed day, you may also want to stay at home. If that’s the case, you can still celebrate. How? Check out these flight-focused reads that are sure to be a hot with the kids! Amazing Airplanes, by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker. Animals on a plane? That’s right! In this children’s nook, the animals are the crew and the passengers. This easy read is perfect for preschoolers, ages 3 through 5-years. I Am Emilia Earhart (Ordinary...

Make an Airplane for National Aviation Day

August 19th is National Aviation Day. Also marking Orville Wright’s birthday, this holiday celebrates the achievements made in flight. Help your child to focus on flight with a few airplane-making art activities! Even though he can’t (at least, not yet) build his own aircraft, he can start with a few paper and cardboard mock-ups right now. Traditional Plane This is the time-tested paper airplane design. All your child needs is a piece of paper. Use an 8x10-inch sheet to make the folding easier. He can use plain white or pick a colorful piece of paper. Position the paper vertically. Fold...