The Big Blue Balloon Adventure

The Big Blue Balloon Adventure School Program

Please note that on site school programs are unavailable until further notice. Stay tuned for the launch of our new virtual field trips.

Your preschool and kindergarten students will identify 3-D shapes on aircraft, build flying machines, and dress up like aviators in this exciting program.

Program Description

After reading The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen, your students will set out to discover a variety of aircraft. At each stop marked by a blue balloon, students will look for 3D shapes within each aircraft structure. They will also count wings, windows, and wheels, and graph their observations. Finally, students will head over to the Aircraft Inventor’s Workshop, where they will build their own flying machines, and try on cool costumes.

Curriculum Links

Kindergarten Science and Technology, Mathematics Preschool Mathematics, Science and Technology — Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies, Learnings Related to Cognitive Development

Teacher Tips

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$6 per student, chaperones free (minimum fee of $120; maximum 28 students)
Includes Museum admission.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Grade Level:
K (Ontario)
Preschool (Quebec)
$6 per student
90 minutes
Dates Offered
On site school programs are unavailable until further notice.
Program Location
At the Museum