Projects: Let’s Go Fly This Kite

  • Contests: most creative, best representation of a theme, best crash, fastest ascent, relay races. Encourage the kids to make up their own contests.
  • Party favors, invitations or the actual activity of the party.
  • Family picnics or reunions.
  • An outing in the park or on the beach.
  • Scout meetings, overnights, derby type projects.
  • Classroom projects: Since kites have been an integral part of many scientific, historical, and cultural events, this activity can become perfect enrichment relating to various subject matter. (There is more information about this in the workshop packet that comes with each Kites…on a Roll®) Language arts activities are endless: finding and reading stories about kites, writing poetry, stories, and songs. Even Mary Poppins sang about kite flying. Creativity in the air can translate into creativity on paper!
  • Corporate picnics or team building exercises.
  • Corporate Fun: One company challenged its departments by limiting the decorating materials to those items located in their desks. One of the teams used so many items that the kites were too heavy to fly. Specifying items can really spur creativity.
  • Snacks: Make any bar cookie recipe, including Rice Krispies® Treats. Cut the cookies into diamond kite shapes. Have frosting (thin tip), licorice or other candy strips, sprinkles and other edible decorations on hand. Turn kite making into a delicious event. You don’t have to fly real kites to have yummy fun!
  • Day care or after school programs
  • Camp activities: an arts and crafts program, color war activities, science projects, outdoor events

For further information, to find a kite event near you, visit the American Kitefliers Association site at http://www.aka.kite.org.

Think of this product as the perfect rainy day project and sunny day activity.

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