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Storytime & online Activities

Welcome to the Museum’s online resource to distance learning. We have put together several online activities such as storytime, games, crafts, puzzles, and more so that you and your children can learn about aviation no matter where you are!

DIY ACTIVITIES & ONLINE VIDEO GAMES

Provided by the Michigan Flight Museum

Make your very own pinwheel, that spins in the wind!

Learn how to build your very own lava lamp at home!

Watch how you can construct a toy airplane from a plastic bottle.

Build the Hoop Flyer with simple materials from around the house.

Experiment in making a DIY Parachute at home.

Aces High’s online simulator takes the art and science of vintage WW1 and WW2 air combat and sets it in a high intensity online multiplayer environment.  Hundreds of players simultaneously battle it out against each other in massive aerial dogfights and bomber raids. Play Online!

AT-HOME LESSONS

Provided by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ACTIVITIES

Provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA

PAPER AIRPLANES

Provided by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

COLORING BOOKS AND PAGES

Provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA

MAZES AND PUZZLES

Provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA

STORY TIME

Click on the videos below to view each story and check back with us again soon for more adventures as we bring you even more Story Time Videos.

Aim for the Skies 

This picture book by Aimee Bissonette (Author) and Doris Ettlinger (Illustrator), retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world. Find it at Amazon.com.

The Adventures of Little Billy Barber: Billy’s First Flight Lesson

Billy Barber was destined to become a world-class pilot. He was only 11 when he made his first solo flight. “Billy’s First Flight Lesson” is based on Billy’s experiences as he embarked upon his remarkable career Find it at Amazon.com.

Heli the Helo: Goes to the Air Show 

Author Shawn T. Robinson brings to life a heartwarming character the reader is sure to identify with as he explores the United States and learns about himself during one of the great American past times… The Air Show.  Find it at Amazon.com.

They Raced to the Moon

From John F. Kennedy’s speech to sending up fruit flies and finally landing on the moon, this beautifully illustrated, fact-filled read is told as a children’s story designed to engage, educate, and entertain the reader.  Find it at Amazon.com.

Little Wings: The Story of Amy Johnson

This delightful book teaches the young reader to believe in themselves and to never give up by sharing in Amy’s courageous and often dangerous journeys as she flew across the skies.  Find it at Amazon.com.

WWII Spitfire Pilot at the Battle of Britain

This book is a delightful yet gentle approach to introducing the young reader to the reality of how WWII started and to the role of the young British pilot in charge of a Spitfire airplane. Find it at Amazon.com.

Airshow!

Airshow! is the story of one youngster going to an airport for the very first time.  He doesn’t know what to expect and his family helps him to understand what aircraft are and what they do.  Find it at Amazon.com.

Rosie, a Detroit Herstory

Rosie, a Detroit Herstory is a remarkable story for young readers about women workers during World War II.  Find it at Barnes & Noble.

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