I’d really like to make some more pages to go along with this unit. I tend to create only what Alex loves right now, but maybe your kiddo enjoys other activities…I want to do what appeals to your tots, too! If you have any page ideas suitable for a 2- 5 year old, let me know & I’ll see what I can do.
Max is our little airplane lover, and we’ve decided to do an airplane theme for his 2nd birthday this summer. The graphics were purchased to design his party invitations and decorations, and then I decided that I might as well make a tot pack since I’ve got the graphics.
This is the first tot pack that I’ve made since Jensyn was born – almost 2 months ago – and it’s taken me about that long to complete it! I’m guessing it’ll be a few more months before I have any quality time to enjoy Photoshop for any long stretches of time again...
Alex is getting a little bored with some of our activities, so I tried to create some new activities for this pack. There’s more than what is shown in the picture above. I was just too lazy to include all the images :)It includes the following pages, with the new activities in italics:
Circle What’s Different
Color By Number page Count & Clip cards
Find The Letter (upper & lowercase)
Roll & Graph Prewriting
Counting 1 – 10 Puzzle Race Game
Plane & Pilot sorting page
We haven’t used this tot pack yet (or even printed it), and I’m hoping the dice for the graphing game works out okay. I’m thinking about also making a spinner…especially if the dice design isn’t the greatest. Let me know if you have any trouble cutting and gluing it, please.
A Few Extras…
You can’t do an airplane unit without making paper airplanes!We love the paper airplane instructions on the website Alex’s Paper Airplanes. (We love the name, too, since Alex is my 3 year old!) This site has lots of fun airplane designs with step-by-step instructions AND videos. Every little boy I’ve babysat in the past few years has loved these planes!
We picked up a simple airplane story to go along with the unit. It’s a cute rhyming story, and on the last page it has a diagram of the parts of an airplane. It’s definitely on the simple side, suitable for reading to my 2 year old. When we’re ready to do this unit, we’re also going to check out what airplane books are available at our library.
I’m also considering one of these airplanes as a birthday present for our little guy. They both look like such creative, battery-free, FUN toys for a small boy that I can’t make up my mind!
Do you have any other ideas? I’d love to hear what YOU would do for some hands-on fun with an airplane unit!