Paper Airplanes

When was the last time that you made paper airplanes? Since we are studying transportation this month, why not make a few paper airplanes to fly with your child? Encourage your child to follow you in making his or her own airplane. Consider extending the learning by predicting which airplane will fly the farthest. Then, use a tape measure to see if your predictions were correct. Paper folding provides the perfect opportunity to practice fine motor skills. This process of folding, creasing, and shaping paper will challenge your child to move his hands in an intricate pattern. The reward is a fun afternoon flying paper airplanes together!