KITE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY for KIDS

Spring and National Kite Month (the whole month of April) made me think about how much making and flying your own kite bring so much fun into your life. Usually many articles about Spring feature a kite somewhere in the text or graphic. This time of year just beckons us outside.  Could be the warmer weather, more daylight, the sounds and smells of Spring; whatever, we just want to be outdoors. Kite flying is one way to celebrate the new season. Creating your own kite makes the celebration more special. As you watch your handiwork play in the wind, you have to be really proud of yourself–a big pat on your back!

Spring and kites make kite making and kite flying a perfect theme for a spring birthday party. Regardless of the age (best above 5), there is a kite pattern that will turn a birthday party into a great day of memories.  Here is a great example of how kite making turns into a successful kids’ birthday party: https://www.510families.com/how-kite-flying-birthday-party-berkeley-marina/ The kite making and kite flying are the perfect party activity (aside from eating the dessert) and the kite becomes the perfect party favor to take home. The invitation in the shape of a kite sets the tone and the excitement; the kite making and kite flying provide the action and fun of seeing your own handiwork actually fly. All this to be finished  by a great piece of birthday cake in the shape of a kite. There are many kite dessert  and invitation ideas on Pinterest; just be specific in your search. kiteparty5

Since many of us have a shortage of free time, we tend to buy ready-to-use, ready-made, good-to-go products. That concept works well when we are pressed for time. But, there is a huge advantage  and an important life skill in learning how to follow instructions, (think swing set and Ikea). This is where the whole is so much better than the sum of its parts. There are jokes about not reading instructions unless all else fails, but there is a wonderful, satisfying sense of you putting something together and have it work! Kite making is one of those gratifying, self-worth experiences. “I did it myself!”

To celebrate National Kite Month, host a party for one or for many, then make and fly a kite.  Definitely, your spirits will soar!

Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To order any number of our kits, please check out our store!

 

S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M., KITE MAKING and KITE FLYING

KITING is the perfect STEM/STEAM activity!Kite making and kite flying are the perfect hands-on activities for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STEAM ( adding the Arts to STEM) curricula. These major areas of study encourage kids of all ages to understand how the world around us works, foster creative and critical thinking, involve problem-solving skills, and engage the student in active learning experiences.

KITING is the perfect STEM/STEAM activity!

Kite making and kite flying can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be. Each time you engage in kiting, you are employing at least two of the STEM/STEAM components. That’s why KITING is the perfect STEM/STEAM activity!

Kite making & flying as a STEM activity

 S science: weather, physics, wind, aerodynamics, scientific research, Ben Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell

 T technology: kite design, scientific research, kite aerial photography

 E engineering: kite design, instruments for using kites for scientific research, uses of kites through the ages

 M  math: geometry, measurements such as altitude, length of kite line and tails, distance.

Turn STEM into STEAM

Turn STEM into STEAM by adding the (arts)designing the kite, decorating the kite, reading about kites through literature or poetry.

If you are involved in STEM/STEAM programming, consider kite making and kite flying as activities to encourage your students’ hands-on learning and hands-on exploration of the world around them.

 

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Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To order any number of our kits, please check out our store!

Our Kite Making Kits-more than the sum of its parts

When you receive our Kites…on a Roll® kite kits, you are seeing a plastic sheet of 20 patterns rolled up around a cardboard tube with the center filled with pre-cut dowels and string wrapped around plastic handles. Educational material is wrapped around the plastic sheet and the whole kit is slipped into a clear plastic tube.  Each of the component parts: the plastic imprinted with patterns (3 different ones), pre-cut sticks, cardboard tubes, educational material, kite string wrapped around plastic handles and plastic sleeves are shipped to a sheltered workshop, Murray Ridge Production Center, murrayridgecenter.org.  The center provides lifelong services to challenged residents and their families in Lorain County, Ohio.024

The assembling of our kite kits is a perfect task  for the workshop. This opportunity/vocational center provides jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities: plastic sheet comes on large rolls to be cut into 20 patterns and rolled on cardboard tubes, the bulk ordered sticks are bundled into 20 sets, the string on winders are packaged into 5 groups of 4 sets for each roll. Everything but the string comes from the USA., the string on winders is shipped from Taiwan.  All these bits and pieces are assembled into the kit you purchase.  You are not only providing yourself and your group with lots of fun, creative play and outdoor activity, but you are also providing meaningful employment for others.022

 

 

 

 

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Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To order any number of our kits, please check out our store!