Air Transportation Activities for Preschoolers

Are you looking for some fun and educational air transportation activities for preschoolers? We have a great selection of printables that will keep your little one busy and learning. These activities are perfect for a transportation unit.

Our printables are easy to download and use. Just print them out, and you’re ready to go. Your child will love working on these fun activities. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post to get started with our free air transportation printables!

Our printable worksheets are a fun way to help your child learn about planes, helicopters, and more. They’ll have fun while working on important skills like handwriting and pattern recognition.

Add them to your activity bank as you begin working on your upcoming transportation themed activities.

Air Transportation Activities for Preschoolers

You can have your preschoolers work on one page at a time. Or, you can bind them into a fun air transportation workbook to complete at your leisure.

There are so many fun things to teach children about different modes of transportation. Here are a few engaging activities your preschoolers will love.

Air Transportation Movies for Kids

I love to incorporate movies and videos into our unit studies whenever possible. They’re a great way to entertain your little ones on sick days or rainy days.

Here are a few ideas for kids:

Books About Air Transportation

In addition to movies, I love to include a wide variety of books in my lessons. I use some for read-alouds and save others for independent reading (when appropriate).

Below, I’m sharing a few of my favorite nonfiction books about the air transportation. I find they’re perfect for introducing the modes of air transportation, increasing vocabulary, and illustrating important information.

Air Transportation Activities

Preschoolers love hands-on activities and crafts. Those types of activities help little ones engage with the topic you’re teaching.

When studying air transportation, you can add one or more of these activities to your lesson plans:

• These printable airplane activities for preschoolers are perfect for your preschool transportation theme!

• Weaving paper is great for fine motor skills. Kids can build those skills as they make this rocket ship craft for preschoolers! It’s an easy transportation craft for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.

• A fun, hands-on activity to pair with Pete the Cat: Out of This World! Kids will love making and playing with this Pete the Cat space slime!

• Whether you’re gearing up for a vacation or you’re studying airplanes with your kids, these airplane movies are a must-see!

• Engaging your little ones by adding toy planes, hot air balloons, and rocket ships to your dramatic play area or a sensory bin filled with cotton ball clouds.

What’s Included in This Pack?

n this worksheet packet, you’ll find six free printables that are sure to engage your preschoolers.


On this page, children will identify various types of transportation and circle all of the ones that represent air transportation.

Color and Write

Little learners will identify five types of air transportation. They’ll color the image and trace the name of each one.

Hot Air Balloon Patterns

Preschoolers will identify AB, ABC, and AABB patterns. They’ll cut and paste images to complete each of the patterns on the page.


Children will draw a line matching two halves of airplanes, balloons, and more.

Counting Practice

Little ones will count the objects in each set of air transportation. They’ll use crayons or dot markers to identify the correct number. This is a great way to work on counting and number recognition to 20.

Hot Air Balloon Maze

Mazes are great for young learners. They help kids strengthen their concentration and motor skills. This hot air balloon maze is perfect for your transportation activities.

Teaching Resources

This gorgeous air/land/water felt sorting mat is is a fun activity designed for demonstrating (and sorting) all sorts of modes of transportation.

These air/land/water wood discs feature all sorts of modes of transportation that pair perfectly with the sorting mat mentioned above.

This gorgeous wooden airplane is perfect for young kids. Add it to your toy box or pretend play area.

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