We started our helicopter activities with a simple worksheet I found online that had a picture of a helicopter to color and both capital and lower case letters to trace.
Then we were on to the real fun!
In preparation, I had printed out 16 identical helicopter pictures and colored them so we had 8 matching pairs. For each pair I wrote a capital “H” on one helicopter and a lower case “h” on the other.
Then I asked him to put all the capital “H’s” together and all the lower case “h’s” together. He had fun flying them around before landing them in their new groups.
Finally, we counted all our paper helicopters.
Once we had finished playing with our paper helicopters, we moved on to the collection of toy ones.
Since we had 8 toy helicopters total, I pulled 8 random cards from our number cards and placed them on the floor to act as helipads.
“Fly your largest helicopter over to number 8,” I’d say, and he would select the correct helicopter and then search for the right helipad to land on.
He had a great time listening to my clues, so we wound up doing this activity a few times. (For older kids check out the helicopter landing site word activity at Boy Mama Teacher Mama.)
(There is just no way to get a non-blurry picture of a helicopter in motion!)
Our last activity was our helicopter craft.
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