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Which wings?

Become a high flyer in this matching game – can you figure out how and why the aircraft fly?
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Scissors
Aircraft images and facts
PDF – 280.4KB

Before you begin

  • Cut out a copy of the aircraft facts and images for each group. You need to cut each fact separately, so they can be mixed up.
  • Keep one complete copy of the aircraft facts and images, so you can check the images. Make sure you keep it hidden from the players!

Play the game

  1. Split into small groups, and give each group a cut up copy of the aircraft facts and images.
  2. Groups should try to put the facts back together to make four aircraft profiles. Each profile needs a picture, a name, information about how the aircraft flies, information about its passengers, and information about how high it flies.
  3. If a group is struggling, the person leading the game should read out the clues.
  4. When a group thinks they’ve finished, they should tell the person leading the game. They’ll check to see if the group has got everything right, or if they need to swap some things around.
  5. Once a group has all of the correct facts together, they should talk about them in their group. Did they know any of the facts already? Have they seen any of these aircraft before? Which one is their favourite, and why?


This game needed you to problem solve. How did you start putting the facts together? Were there some you could match right away? Which ones were trickier? How did you figure out which ones went together? Did you need some clues from the person leading the game? How did they help?

This game also needed you to be a team player. Did your team work well together? How did you talk to each other? What did you do if people disagreed on any answers? Did you make sure everyone got a chance to have their say?


All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.