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Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Learning & Development

Dragonflies Take Flight

boy assembles paper airplane

Sometimes the simplest of things can bring a lot of excitement. After Christmas, I found a paper airplane kit at Barnes and Noble on the clearance table. We have waited until spring to make the planes. The children were very excited to make the planes. There were several styles of planes to choose from and the children could even pick from different designs of paper. The children practiced writing their names on the planes.

girl folding plane wings

indoor flight test

Folding the paper allowed the children to work on their muscles in their hands. We discussed how some of the planes would fly far and how some would twirl (like helicopters). We were able to see how far the planes flew both inside in the hallway and outside on the playground.

outdoor flight test

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