13 Games Inspired by Flight

by Deb on March 25, 2010

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Almost everyone likes the feeling of swooping through the air, especially little babies and kids.  You may not be supposed to throw them up in the air, but there are lots of other things you can do.

  1. Let’s go fly a kite
  2. Looping the loop

  3. Lie on your back on a soft floor or bed with your legs bent up, balance your baby or child on your shins, holding them under the arms or hands, and they can ‘fly.’  We even sing a little song to “I’m a little teapot”:
  4. I’m a little baby, I fly high.
    Here is the ground and here is the sky.
    Like a little bird or butterfly,
    Up I go, I’m flying high.

    I started when they were babies, I’m still doing it now with the 4 year old!

  5. Swings – My girls swing at the playground every day after preschool, I get on too!
  6. Swing

  7. Play aeroplanes then spin around and get dizzy, lie down and roll on the grass.
  8. Role play being a butterfly
  9. Look at maps or atlases, find where you are, where you’ve been, where your relatives are, where you would like to go, …
  10. Trampolines are a safety hazard for little ones, but great fun when they are older.  We have a little exercise trampette we use, even when they were babies I could put them on there and gently bounce them and they loved it.
  11. Pretend you have a rocket and are flying to the moon.  What is it like there?
  12. Awe

  13. Go on a magic carpet ride.  Crowd on, zoom somewhere exotic and see what life is like there.  Did you know magic carpets can get to fantasy land as well?
  14. Hammocks are great for a lazy snuggle or a swing for little ones.  Even babies can lie in them and be rocked.
  15. Shakira the Wooly Monkey

  16. Paper aeroplanes Flier Down! Flier Down!
  17. Mobiles are fascinating for babies, older kids can make their own.
  18. fourrrr thirrrds

  19. In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb March 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

And how could I forget frisbees?


Maya March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm

what a beautiful 13, I never think to use pictures! Speaking of trampolines a friend just installed a ground level trampoline in their yard. This way, when children go a bounce to far, they end up falling down much more safely.


Adelle Laudan March 25, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Some fun ideas here. I’ll have to remember some of these for next time my grandbaby comes to visit.
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Janet March 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm

such beautiful butterfly shots!


Gattina March 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

I get dizzy, I wouldn’t like to fly ! (only in a plane)
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Brenda ND March 26, 2010 at 12:12 am

What a great post. Swings and paper airplanes are some of my favorite childhood memories. Thanks for sharing.
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CountryDew March 26, 2010 at 12:54 am

I make paper airplanes out of bad drafts of things all the time. Very cool TT.
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Melissa Mashburn March 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

What a sweet list and a great reminder of the games I used to play with my kids when they were little.
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Shelley Munro March 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I love looking at maps, but it’s dangerous since both hubby and I get ambitious plans for a new place to explore. We have some great swings not far from where we live. I often stop and indulge my inner child. 🙂
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Adesi March 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm


Ranting n Panting


Harriet March 28, 2010 at 12:58 am

Wonderful and inspiring post!

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