Paper airplanes can be loads of fun
for kids. Here we've given you some airplane templates and instructions to
make creating your airplanes easier! And, we've included paper airplane
game ideas that kids will love. Make sure to scroll down past the
game descriptions for the printable airplanes! Just click the image to get the
printable airplane or instruction sheet. Enjoy!
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Make a starting line. If you are inside, you can use masking tape or a ruler.
Outside, a yard stick or piece of wood can work. Stand behind the staring line
and throw your airplane as far as you can. The person who throws the farthest is
The goal is to get the airplane to land in the hoop in as few throws as
possible. Make a starting line as in the Distance Throw. Next, set up a large
ring on the ground (a hula hoop works great!). All participants need to stand
behind the starting line. The first person throws his plane toward the hoop. The
second person throws, and so on. After each person has thrown, the first person
picks up his plane and takes his second throw from the exact spot the plane
landed. The next person throws, and so on. The person who gets his plane in the
hoop in the fewest throws wins. You can play several rounds, moving the circle
different distances each round. You may want to keep track of each person's
score on paper to make it easier. Or, you can just start a whole new game after
each person has hit the hoop! You can also play this game while trying to hit a
Participants stand across from each other. Each person throws her paper airplane
toward the other. Try to catch your partner's plane. It's not as easy as it
Hit The Target
Set up various targets. You can stack yogurt containers on top of each other,
stand up action figures, place various size boxes around. See who can win at
hitting the target or knocking the target down!
Have one participant hold a stop watch. The other players takes turns throwing
their airplanes. The person with the stopwatch keeps track of how long each
plane stays in the air before landing. The plane that stays in the air longest
is the winner!