Jet Planes

Pilot your private plane to the land of imagination. Plus, feeling so fly elevates your child’s creative movement and large motor skills.

MATERIALS
  1. Imagination only
HOW TO
  1. Skilly Spark: Talk with your child about jet planes how they look in the sky, how fast they move.  How do they move when coming in for a landing, or making a nose dive?
  2. Ask your child to pretend to be a jet plane and use their body to show the jet taking off and landing: On the ground, in the air, climbing up into the clouds, then back on down again.
  3. Now their jet is a stunt plane: It can write in the sky, make loops and even turn upside down. Ask them to show how it can write numbers and letters, like 3 or 5, an S or a P.
  4. If interest is still there, let your child come up with more creative jet moves. For instance, their jet could draw the shape of a funny animal or a wiggly worm in the sky.
  5. When interest wanes, that’s the natural end of the activity.
 
Keep the fun going
  • Turn up the volume! Make jet sounds as they move.
  • Draw pictures capturing how they looked and felt being a jet.

+ Inspiration/Thanks goes to the private planes' sunset flights at the Santa Monica Airport.