Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weston is 5: Airplane Party Activities

Everywhere we go, Weston informs everybody that he is 5 now and then asks me if he's going to be 6.  He might be in a bit of a hurry to grow up.  Part of me just wants to keep  him this age forever.  It's so much fun!  This year, Weston got to invite a couple of friends along with his usual stream of friends and family.  But, not matter how many kids, I love having pre-planned activities for the kids to do so they don't get bored while the parents are all having fun standing around talking.  

Since this party was an airplane party, I found lots of super fun activities that were low cost and a ton of fun for both kids and adults!   We were so lucky because we woke up to a rainy morning, but thankfully it was a beautiful (and cold) afternoon.  The kids didn't mind being outside either!  Also, a big thanks to El Nino for making our grass green again!

Paper Airplane making station 
The kids made paper airplanes and decorated them.  Then we flew them to see whose went the farthest.   

Foam Gliders
The kids built foam gliders and we flew them around the back yard and tried to land them in hula hoop targets.

Pin the Propeller on the Airplane
We tortured our kid guests by blind folding them, spinning them around a few times, and having them tape their propeller onto to a drawn airplane (Big thanks to my husband for his artistic skills!).  I was able to find the propellers to print out here for free.

We also had bubbles, play dough, and areo props for the kids to play with. 

The kids had a blast! 

Check out the rest of Weston's airplane party here.

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