National Aviation Day is August 19th
Materials: Have some colorful paper airplanes for residents to throw around. Offer some paper with guides to make their own afterwards.
Opening Recording: “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
Discussion: Who has flown a plane? For what reason did you fly? Service? Commercial? Personal? If you flew the plane, what kind of plane was it?
Sing: Blue Skies, I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane
Who has taken a trip in a plane? Where did you go?
Movement with Streamers/Scarves
Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra (if recorded, Michael Buble version…Love!)
Straighten Up and Fly Right by King Cole Trio
Discussion: Where would you like to go on a plane? Would it be somewhere warm?
Sing: Pack Up All Your Troubles
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Rain in Spain from My Fair Lady
I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Frank Sinatra
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis
Streets of New York
Play on Violin, Then Sing: Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra, Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
I’ll Fly Away (Traditional)