Paper airplanes are the standard playground game. Making a competition of whose paper airplane will fly the longest and whose paper airplane will get more distance. The typical childhood game, where creativity and activity align. The purpose of National Paper Airplane Day is to shut off all devices, distractions and advanced technology to go outside for old-fashioned fun with friends and family. It is an inexpensive, creative and healthy game people of all ages can play.
There is no precise date as to when paper airplanes were created. However, it is been stated that the Chinese were the first ones to have made them since they created paper. Paper itself was used in the formation of hot air balloons and aircrafts, ultimately giving way to one of the most advanced travel methods invented.
Because of scarcity of materials during World War II, toys had to be made from paper. During 1944, General Mills had a promotion to send two paper airplane models for children in exchange for two Wheaties box tops and five cents.