I am so excited about this activity. This is our last name and sight word activity for the month and you get to build another awesome airplane just like the one in our Building an Airplane activity.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name
  • Recognize sight words (I, my, you, is, are, the, of, and, can, like)

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Scissors

*Washable Paint

*Glue

*Construction Paper

*Cotton Balls

*Paint Brushes

*Clothes Pin

*Craft Sticks

*Hot Glue Gun

*Hot Glue

Step #1

Build an airplane using the same technique as in our Building an Airplane activity

  • Use a hot glue gun to glue a full craft stick to the front end of a clothes pin.
  • Repeat this step on the bottom of the clothes pin so that the two craft sticks are parallel to each other or stacked on top of each other.
  • Cut a craft stick in half
  • Use a hot glue gun to glue on half of the craft stick to the back of the clothes pin.
  • Repeat this step on the bottom of the clothes pin so that the two smaller craft sticks are parallel to each other or stacked on top of each other.
  • Paint the little airplane that you have built.
Step #2
Glue together two pieces of construction paper and spell your Lil’s name using liquid glue
Step #3
Use pulled apart cotton balls to cover the glue in the shape of your Lil’s name
Step #4
Glue the airplane to the end of your Lil’s name so that it looks like the airplane wrote your Lil’s name in the sky.
Step #5

Lil’ Creators repeat this process for sight words I and are

Teacher Tip

I recommend using legal size paper and really spacing out your letters so that you can easily see them with the cotton balls.

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