Moms like to keep their kids active physically and mentally and make it fun too. One way to have fun is to get your kids involved in model rockets.
Model rocketry is not only fun, it’s a great way to help develop children’s problem solving and design skills.
Making model rockets is a very inexpensive and fun hobby with two very different parts. The first is the fun part of actually making and building the rocket. There are rockets available for purchase that are ready to fly, but part of the fun of the hobby and part of the great learning experience is the actual building of the rocket.
Kits are available for purchase for rocket building that make it easy for the beginner and they are also available for the advance modeler and builder. Kits can be inexpensive and beginner rockets come in some great sizes and colors. Some kits even come with engines. You will need some basic materials and tools such as glue and a hobby knife (which of course should be used with supervision).
There are several companies that make great model rocketry products. Two favorites are Apogee and Estes. They both have kits suitable for all levels of skill. Both sites also contain really good and in-depth education pages which will provide you with all the information you need for this hobby.
One component of the hobby that should always be at the forefront whether in the building or launching phase is safety. Safety is a topic that cannot be over-emphasized. Model rocketry is a fun and safe hobby and like all hobbies it will remain so if the rules are followed. The National Association of Rocketry has established the rules for the hobby and they can be found here.
Model Rocketry is such a fun hobby and a great one to do in Colorado Springs. There are two rocket clubs locally that you can join and get help, go to club meetings and launches and meet people and make new friends in the hobby. Locally in Colorado Springs is Colorado Springs Rocket Society (COSROCS). In Pueblo is the Southern Colorado Rocketeers. Both clubs host launches and the Pueblo launch site is huge. The Pueblo site also hosts events where you can even camp out, or bring your RV, on site!
Model rocketry is a hobby that is easy to start and fun to keep going. It’s one the entire family can get involved in. You can keep it simple or take to all sorts of advanced levels.
Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.