For this activity we combined space, education and crafting together and came out with one stellar finished product! All you need to build this rocket is letters and construction paper! This activity is perfect for younger children who are working on spelling and writing their name. If your child is not quite there yet, it can also be used to practice fine motor skills by picking up smaller pieces of paper and placing them in different spots on a full piece of paper. You could take it a step further for older children by using it to practice making patterns AND shape recognition! This craft accomplishes several objectives and is relatively simple to create.
Construction paper (you will NEED black and orange, the other colors can be up to you)
Optional: star stickers or chalk
*NOTE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ADULT SUPERVISION WHILE USING SCISSORS*
Start by cutting out three small, orange, rectangles and one triangle (color of your choice)!
Next, cut out the number of squares that are in your little one’s name. You can alter this part to fit the learning level of your child(ren). Have your little one write or trace each letter of their name on a different square. If needed write it for them.
Glue the triangle you cut out near the top, center of a black piece of construction paper.
Directly under the triangle, allow your little one to glue the squares spelling their name, vertically, in the correct order.
After the last letter in their name, glue the three orange triangles to make it look like fire coming out of the rocket!
Optional: You can use the star stickers or chalk to create stars around the rocket!