Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines) by Tony Mitton
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about airplanes, but also with books about hot air balloons and blimps.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Let your preschool students design simple and edible airplanes with two graham cracker rectangles and a dollop of icing.
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Letter: Aa for airplane
Number: 8 for the 8 letters in the word airplane
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Let your preschool students make airplanes from modeling clay or play dough. Encourage them to put landing gear on their planes. Oh, and don’t forget the propellors!
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
I’m an airplane!: Let your preschool students pretend they are airplanes on the playground. Encourage them to run around with their arms held out like airplane wings.
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Airplane tracks: Set out some toy airplanes and white paint. Let your preschool students dip the airplane wheels in the white paint and then roll the trucks across a sheet of black construction paper.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
(sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little,
Three little airplanes.
Four little, five little,
Six little airplanes.
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little airplanes.
Ten little airplanes flying high!
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
Set out the letters a-i-r-p-l-a-n-e that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word airplane for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word airplane. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word airplane. Now have your preschool students count out 8 airplane shapes to set beneath the 8 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Airplanes
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters A and a lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 8.
For older students, provide an example of the letters A and a and the number 8. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word airplane on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word airplane on the white board with dry erase markers.