Wings w !
My son was on 4 flights in one week and each time we sat by the wings and each time had a discussion about flying, and all the different things that have wings and fly. So today we decided to make a fast and easy letter of the week craft that built on his experience of talking about wings and all sorts of things that fly. If you don’t have feathers you could use aluminum foil and make metal airplane wings for your w. This are fun texture filled letter w activities!
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, some markers, scissors, glue and feathers.
- Start by writing a lowercase w with some wings.
- Have your child decorate the w – if we had made airplane wings you can draw a cockpit or decorate it with airplane stickers. My son is still into tracing the w but I don’t structure this step at all.
- Add glue to the wings.
- Add feathers.
- Let dry.
- Cut out and glue to the 2nd piece of construction paper.
Books With Wings to go with Letter W activities!
Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek is stunning. I love this author but this book is absolutely about the pictures. The cover is beautiful, but there are pages that I just wanted to look at the way I look at paintings at a museum. The book is perfect for toddlers and young preschoolers, it’s nonfiction, simple and has a great flow. The colors are so vibrant I would bet that infants would dig it too! Awesome awesome awesome!
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons is a small book filled with facts about these beautiful and amazing insects. What makes this book a great non-fiction pick for your preschooler is that the pictures are so descriptive that even young toddlers can sit, look at the pictures, and have you describe them without going into the text which is more appropriate for preschoolers. Preschoolers will love all the facts about these beautiful butterflies.
Angela’s Airplane by Robert Munsch captures children’s fantasies about flying planes and adds in a cautionary tale about what could happen if the fantasy became reality. Angela finds her way onto a plane and starts pushing buttons before she knows it she is in the air alone. The plane crashes, but she is ok and promises to never fly another plane. Do you think she keeps that promise? My son adores this book and while you may think that the crash would be scary for kids it’s not , the ridiculousness of a 5-year-old flying a plane makes the crash equally as fictional though effective in opening a dialogue about touching buttons you shouldn’t!
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Great Books for Children says
My husband is a commercial pilot, so if any questions come up that he’d like to have answered, you can drop me an email 🙂 We have a 3 yr old and an 18 month old, so he’s used to answering lots and lots of questions.
I think my son gets it better than I do! My husband was in the airforce ( went to USAFA and started pilot training too) and my dad worked for an airline for 30+ years yet somehow I still find myself saying ” That’s a great question to ask daddy.” I think when I really think about how it stays up, it sorta freaks me out!
My son is obsessed with finding out if a pilot is a man or a lady though . I miss the days when kids could go up to the cockpit , I never got sick of that as a kid and we flew a lot!
Cindy J says
We checked out birds from the lib. a few weeks ago. I loved it. I loved the page where they talked about what the sky would look like if birds painted with their tails. It was something like that anyway. I might have to buy this book for me more than my kiddo.
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My kids love anything with glue and feathers! Great idea!
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