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Quick Projects - Zero

quick project zero

Imagine it’s 1940 and you are an executive at General Mills who’s mission is to sell more Wheaties cereal to kids around the country… How do you generate excitement for your brand and get kids to eat their breakfast? The answer was found in a popular radio series Jack Armstrong, who encouraged kids to eat their Wheaties and receive model airplanes as a reward. The first set of aircraft were SKY RANGER model planes, but in 1944 General Mills developed paper cardstock WWII aircraft paper models that flew wonderfully, both then and now! If you have a printer at home and a few sheets of cardstock, you too can build your own paper model aircraft.

Pre-K Quick Projects - The Airplane is in the Hangar

quick project airpane is in hangar

In this lesson, students learn about airplane hangars through a read-aloud book, discussion, and activity where they sing a song and pull out pictures of different aircraft from a decorated cardboard box. The lesson concludes with a summary and a reminder that airplanes sleep in the hangar.

Pre-K Quick Projects - Fly a Kite

quick projects fly a kite

In this activity, students will read a book about kite flying, discuss their experiences with flying kites, and then make and fly their own kites using a sled kite template. The activity promotes learning standards and concepts such as observing, counting, shapes, and motor skills.

Pre-K Quick Projects - Counting Aircraft

quick project counting aircraft

In this activity, students learn about counting by looking at pictures of aircraft and counting how many there are to keep the airport runway from getting too crowded. They also discuss their favorite things to count and learn about the importance of counting.