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At-home aviation activities for all age groups

Watching planes fly overhead or visiting an airport has kickstarted dreams, adventures and even careers! While social distancing and attending classes from home, kids can still explore the world of flight through United. We’ve captured the STEM principles and creativity that are synonymous with aviation and travel, and put them into 14 grab-and-go lesson kits for three different age groups.

Most of these kits were originally developed so that United employees could volunteer at schools and share their passion for the aviation industry. Now, with some common household items, they’ve been adapted for use at home. Print out the packs or assign the lessons using a computer and let your family’s imagination soar.


Tip: host these lessons virtually using our
aviation Zoom backgrounds to fit each scene!

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Travel and exploration

Create a passport

Kids learn about travel and get creative in making their own passport.

Get the kit:

Grades K-2 Create a Passport.pdf

What you’ll need: paper and markers, coloring pencils or crayons

Who am I?

Discuss airline jobs and color picture of “most interesting airline jobs to me”.

Get the kit:

Grades K-2 Who Am I.pdf

What you’ll need: paper and markers, coloring pencils or crayons

Aviation and aerodynamics

Making it fly

Students discuss the parts of the plane and use this knowledge to make their own paper planes.

Get the kit:

Grades K-2 Making It Fly.pdf

What you’ll need: paper and pens or pencils

Let’s fly

Students learn about the parts of a plane and create a picture of one using paper and popsicle sticks.

Get the kit:

Grades K-2 Let’s Fly.pdf

What you’ll need: paper, pens or pencils, crayons or markers, popsicle sticks, cotton balls and glue or glue sticks

Picture of United plane coloring page

Extra credit activities

Explore your creative side with United-themed mazes, coloring pages, word searches and more.

Get the kits:

United Activity Pages.pdf

United Coloring Pages.pdf

Get the answer key:

United Activity Pages Answer Key.pdf

What you’ll need: paper, pens or pencils and crayons or markers

Grades 3-5 graphic

Travel and exploration

Landmarks live!

Teams of students research and report (as studio and field reporters) on an interesting landmark on that landmark’s opening day.

Get the kit:

Grades 3-5 Landmarks Live!.pdf

What you’ll need: paper and pens or pencils

Point of view picture of someone working on an activity

Aviation and aerodynamics

Great people in flight

Students will create a fake news broadcast interviewing a historical figure in aviation.

Get the kit:

Grades 3-5 Great People in Flight.pdf

What you’ll need: Pens or pencils

Who am I?

Students play a question game to try to guess aviation job descriptions.

Get the kit:

Grades 3-5 Who Am I.pdf

What you’ll need: paper, scissors and tape

Up & away

Students make paper planes to learn what variables like weight and lift have on a plane’s ability to fly.

Get the kit:

Grades 3-5 Up & Away.pdf

What you’ll need: paper, paper clips or pennies, pens or pencils and measuring tape

Graphic for grades 6-8

Travel and exploration

Mapping it out

Students write 8-line poems based on research into various countries to learn about different cultures and geographic regions

Get the kit:

Grades 6-8 Mapping It Out.pdf

What you’ll need: paper and pens or pencils

Careers in aviation

Teams of students create a fun infomercial highlighting the important aspects of two aviation-related careers.

Get the kit:

Grades 6-8 Careers in Aviation.pdf

What you’ll need: papers and pens or pencils

Young girl coloring

Aviation and aerodynamics

Great people in flight

Students create 8-line poems about historical figures in aviation.

Get the kit:

Grades 6-8 Great People in Flight.pdf

What you’ll need: paper and pens or pencils

Bernoulli’s Principle

Students will learn about the way air pressure keeps planes aloft by doing different experiments to demonstrate the principle.

Get the kit:

Grades 6-8 Bernoulli’s Principle.pdf

What you’ll need: paper, string, balloons, ping pong balls, cup