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FREE Air Travel Activities & Printables

I can be hard to find air travel activities and printables, especially those that are free.

Here I've gathered ten of our favorite resources from others, as well as some printables from the blog, so you can access everything you need to help your children learn and enjoy flying!

Whether you're looking for printables for learning or for fun and play, this post has them all!

Why are we focusing on air travel right now?

Our family is going to Disney World in 172 days.  None of my special needs kiddos have flown before, unless you count a flight Dinomite was on when 4 months old.  

Preparing any kiddo to fly is a BIG job, but preparing special needs kiddos is an even BIGGER job.

Right now I'm focusing on just getting the kids excited about air travel and planes in general. Here are some resources I'm super excited to use!

Air Travel Activities and Printables for Kids

FREE Air Travel Activities and Printables

  1. Exploring Things Up in the Sky from Natural Beach Living

This clip cards are absolutely adorable and so great for kids who are learning to count and interested in vehicles that travel in the air. Even more fun can be had when you add adorable counters to mark answers on each of the cards.

2. Free Airplane Nomenclature Cards from The Pinay Homeschooler

I absolutely love nomenclature cards of any kind. These amazing nomenclature cards about airplanes are probably my favorite, out of all we've used. To be able to break down vehicles takes learning to a whole new level, especially for my vehicle loving boys.

3. Hot Air Balloon Unit Study from Homeschool Share

Air travel isn't just about airplanes, there are other ways to travel in the sky, including a hot air balloon! This resource is such a fun idea and includes everything you need to put together an amazing unit study about hot air balloons. 

4. Learn to Draw a Space Shuttle from Activity Village

For kids who love to draw, this space shuttle drawing printable is fantastic. I love how each step is broken down and easy to follow, especially for budding drawers who are still building confidence in their abilities.

5. Toddler Time Things That Fly from Royal Baloo

These resources are absolutely adorable, especially for kids who are learning letters and love vehicles. 

Printable Packs include:
  • A is for Airplane
  • B is for Balloon
  • H is for Helicopter
  • Z is for Zeppelin

I love that there are so many air travel vehicle options!

6. A is for Airplane Week 2-Alphabet for All Ages from Simply Vicki

Matching games can be so much fun at home or while on the go. I love that this one is airplane themed and that it focuses on colors. It's really quite beautiful.

7. Printable Airport Pretend Play Set from Learn Create Love

Even though our world is becoming more and more digital, this airport pretend play set is still fantastic. Kids will have so much fun role playing all of the people they will meet at the airport and on their flight while practicing manners and so much more!

8. Airplane Coloring Pages from Itsy Bitsy Fun

If you have a child who loves to color, she will love these airplane coloring pages. There are so many to choose from. What I really like about these pages is that they're not too hard with lots of lines, and they're not too easy. There's something for everyone.

9. Airplane Party Printables from PezJunky

Whether you're planning an air travel party or are looking for more resources for pretend play and role play scenarios, these printables are great! I can think of so many fun ideas on how to use them!

10. How to Make a Paper Airplane from 5 Minutes for Mom

A unit study about airplanes isn't complete without the opportunity to make paper airplanes! This resource is fabulous for kids and provides several different options. I love that it's Disney themed as well.

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  1. Great compilation! A lot of wonderful printables! Thank you for making it! Will use it in transportation unit

  2. I love all the resources for these wonderful printables on air travel! I will be back to use these printables in the future. :)

  3. Great post just in time for many upcoming summer vacations! I will be featuring this post at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop tomorrow. Thanks for linking it up!

  4. Thanks for allowing me to share your post in my traveling with kids roundup. It will go live November 12th!