Little Architect #07

The Four Elements


Imagine – you are flying in a big, colourful hot air balloon. You go high up into the air getting closer and closer to the clouds…  What an exciting, inspiring and refreshing moment!

The Fun Sheet Fly Me to the Sky features ‘air’ – one of the four fundamental elements that were believed to comprise the world in ancient times. (For more about the four elements, see this article ).

In the tradition of the four elements, air represents the life energy itself and can also – at times – be a force of destruction. Air symbolises communication, intelligence, perception, learning, thinking, imagination, creativity, and travel. The most familiar expressions of air are breathing, breezes and winds.

In Fly Me to the Sky, your child will learn the symbolism of ‘air’ and create a little hot air balloon that helps them recognise what lifts their mind up as high as the sky! This is a playful self-knowledge activity in which your child can be aware of the source of their motivation and courage.

Once your child has made their hot air balloon, hang it where they can see it daily. The colourful balloon will help them remember what keeps them uplifted!

To learn more about the four elements, see this article.  


In the tradition of the four elements, air represents life, as all living creatures need air to live and thrive. The element of air can be found all around us, but its most visible manifestation is through breezes or winds. Air can also, at times, be a force of destruction. Air symbolizes communication, intelligence, perception, knowledge, learning, thinking, imagination, creativity, harmony and travel.

What you need

  • A pencil or a pen, some colour pencils or colour pens
  • A scissor
  • Stick Glue
  • Some colour or white papers
  • A print of the fun sheets below

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4

Fun Sheets

  • Page 1: What does air represent
  • Page 2: Fly me to the sky: what does lift your heart as high as the blue sky?
  • Page 3 and 4: Fly me to the sky: Make a balloon

What does your hot air balloon look like?


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