Every Tuesday the Olders participate in the Kids’ Korner Reading Rocks Book Club. The book we are reading for March and April is The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (as mentioned in a previous post). In the story, Omri (a young boy) finds that when he puts his toys into a cupboard, they magically become real.
Our activity today focused on creating a toy that is very much similar to the real thing, a paper airplane. We discussed that both real airplanes and toy airplanes fly because of four forces; lift, thrust, gravity and drag. Following some discussion and demonstrations of tricks and stunts that can be done with a toy airplane, we made our own to bring home.
First we decorated both sides of a white piece of paper using colored pencils. Then we folded the rectangular paper in the “dart” style paper airplane. The rest of the afternoon was spent flying our toys around the cafeteria.