Build & Fly


  • Make a paper airplane and fly it.
  • Make a simple glider and fly it.
  • Make a simple kit, fly it, and explain the safety rules.
  • Observe four different animals that fly and tell how they fly.
  • Draw a picture of your favorite flying animal.
  • Know where the Bible speaks of an angel flying.
  • Know who the first successful motorized airplane pilots were.
  • Work a crossword puzzle about types of flying.


  • Teach the children to make their own paper airplanes. Color or decorate them and have fun flying them. Have contests where you see which one flies the farthest, longest, etc.
  • You may wish to use a simple balsa wood kit or make your own from scratch. Have each child put his/her name or initials on his/her glider. Fly the gliders and record the longest flight.
  • Make a simple, standard kite. Include family help when making and flying the kites. Never fly kites near electric power lines, buildings, trees, or around a crowd of people. Use strong string and read the instructions on a purchased kite.
  • Visit the zoo or see a video about birds, insects, bats, squirrels, fish, etc.
  • Discuss each picture and let the child tell why he/she likes the particular creature he/she drew.
  • Revelation 14:6. We do not know exactly how the angels fly, but we are told that the children will fly from place to place with the angels. What a wonderful promise!
  • Tell or read an age appropriate story of the Wright brothers. Explain how they didn’t give up but kept trying until they could actually fly a plane. Persistence paid off!
  • Give the children a crossword puzzle or similar game illustrating types of flight.
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