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National Aviation Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

In the United States, National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 19th each year.  The holiday was established in 1939 by President Franklin D.  Roosevelt.  August 19th is the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, built the world’s first successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer the plane.

Orville Wright made the first flight in their airplane, named "The Wright Flyer", on December 17, 1903 -- it lasted 12 seconds and flew 120 feet.  They were not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft but they are the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible.

Activities during National Aviation Day include celebrating the efforts of the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and other aviation pioneers.

airplane colouring pages

National Aviation Day Activities
Aviation Coloring Pages and Tracer Pages


National Aviation Day Activities
Airplanes from Styrofoam Meat Trays or Egg Cartons

Balloon craft

National Aviation Day Activities
Balloon Craft

requires a strawberry basket or small box
(not a toilet paper roll craft)

Age 3+

cloud craft

National Aviation Day Activities
Bluster the Cloud Paper Craft

Age 2+

lacing project

National Aviation Day Activities
Cloud Lacing Project

cloud wind puppet

National Aviation Day Activities
Cloud Wind Puppet

transportation song lyrics

National Aviation Day Activities
I'm a Little Airplane

National Aviation Day Online Jigsaw Puzzle

National Aviation Day Activities
Online Jigsaw Puzzles


National Aviation Day Activities
RECIPES:  Airplane Cake (photos only)


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Jigsaw Puzzles


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