Ready for lift off!

Written by: Karen Hart
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Karen Hart continues her exploration of wings and flight with some creative activities, using natural resources, that will help children to begin to understand the laws of aerodynamics.



  • Whose Nest is This? By Heidi Roemer and Connie McLennan (Taylor Trade Publishing).
  • Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward (Beach Lane Books)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Puffin Books)
  • RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds by Mike Unwin (A&C Black Childrens & Educational).

I recently asked a group of children at a nursery I visited to name things that fly, and birds, butterflies and planes were quickly suggested. When I then pushed a bit further, children offered bees and all manner of bugs – of which some, I’m pretty sure, don’t exist!

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