Inside: These printable airplane circle time props are a fun way to get toddlers and preschoolers engaged. Perfect for the transportation theme!
I’ve created them for teachers and students to hold while reading transportation books and singing transportation songs.
Simply cut the airplanes from the printable page and tape them to popsicle sticks!
Scroll down towards the bottom of the post to grab the link to the free download.
Also check out our printable car circle time props!
Printable Airplane Circle Time Props
If you’ve been following me here or on my YouTube channel, you know how much I love using props during circle time.
After a few frustrating years of trying to create circle times that kept my young students engaged, I finally realized that if I included props while reading and singing the children were much more attentive.
One of my favorite ways of using props is attaching them to jumbo craft sticks.
They are easy to hold and you can make extras for the children, too.
Over the years I’ve discovered that if the children can hold a prop during circle time, they feel more connected.
What you will need:
- Popsicle sticks or Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Scotch tape
- Printable airplane props (scroll down to find the link)
I suggest either printing these on heavy paper or laminating them for extra durability.
Cut out the desired amount of airplanes.
Gather your popsicle or jumbo craft sticks. After cutting the airplanes out, tape them to the top of a popsicle stick.
Make enough so that each child has an airplane to hold, and have extras for yourself. For example, if the song is about five airplanes, you will want to have five airplane sticks.
Invite the children to hold their airplane sticks while you sing favorite airplane songs.
Here are some suggestions:
Before reading a favorite airplane book, invite the children to hold up their airplane sticks.
When an airplane is shown in the book, your toddlers and preschoolers can hold up their airplane sticks.
Here are some favorites:
Related: Our Favorite Transportation Books
I’ve found that props are even more important when teaching through a screen.
You can see how I use them in my online video snippets which are on my virtual teaching resource page.
I send my props home in a take-home packet that each child gets every two weeks.
Make sure to check out this resource: 30+ Of The Best Transportation Theme Ideas
More Circle Time Resources
Toddler and Preschool Transportation Lesson Plans
We’ve done the work for you! We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)!
Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for transportation.
Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
For more information, click on the graphics below: