Spring Ushers in the Kite Season!

College students flying the Fly Me Kites they had made in the student activity center

Regardless of how the weather is behaving outside, Spring is coming to your neighborhood!  There is more daylight; garden and seed catalogs arrive in your mailbox; some trees are budding; maple trees are tapped, spring cleaning chores are planned. And Feb. 8 is National Kite Flying Day! To celebrate (and depending upon the weather), you can either make the kite inside or fly it outside. If you’re not quite ready in February, you have the whole month of April to celebrate kites with National Kite Month.

Regardless of your schedule this Spring, the idea of a kite needs to be an important part of your state of mind.

Bogged down by the stresses and strains of today’s world, people often wish for the simpler days, when we made time to spend outdoors with family and friends, enjoying the fresh air together, making the plans to go outside and play.

Nowadays, most of us go outdoors just to do errands or to rush to that next appointment. We don’t get to hear the giggles of little children, to explore nature and make discoveries, to enjoy life with people of different generations.

Kites and kiting bring us together. They come to us from ancient cultures and lead us back to the mysteries of the skies above and the sweetness of simpler times.

Kites bring to mind the brilliant sun, dazzling colors, the majesty of flight and the power of the wind. We need those back in our lives again. We need to be reminded that the world around us, the natural world, is wondrous and healing.

Children need to be taught that they can make things and learn to use them, that real life is to be experienced. Families and friends need an activity to gather around outdoors and an activity in which everyone can participate.

Kites can be complex designs or simple forms, constructed from sophisticated or basic materials made from scratch. Toys become learning tools, sporting goods or works of art.

Kites promote health and joy, a sense that all is right with the world. This is why we are so positive about kite making and kite flying in the 21st century!

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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!

Adults Flying Kites –To Be a Kid Again!

Adult flying the delta kite he made at a team building event

Kite flying doesn’t have to be only for kids. There is a kid lingering in each adult and that kid comes out as soon as you hand an adult a kite. Sometimes we use kids as an excuse for us to engage in childlike activities–that works for me.  Sometimes, we participate in adult events using childlike activities to make participants more comfortable. Sometimes we use kite making and kite flying to bring generations together, becoming the perfect intergenerational happening! Sometimes adults flying kites is the perfect way to spend a day!

Adults Flying Kites for Family Reunionsadults flying kites

Family reunions are the perfect venue for kite making and kite flying, encouraging the best multi-generational mingling. Kiting is one of those activities that goes beyond age.  If the reunion is held near a beach, a field, a park, you have the area for the flying. In your planning check to see if  there is a shelter or an indoor space for making the kites near the area where the kite flying will occur.

Corporate Team Building

adults flying kitesClients in the corporate sector who used our kite building kits found them to be a successful tool for helping employees discover one another’s skills.  Whenever any organization needs to build its team culture, adult kite making is one of the best group activities to select. The point of team building activities…to get people to work together. Complete engagement starts with adult kite building and decorating the kites, ending in flying them together as a group. Adult kite making is one activity that is not only fun for everyone, but also brings people together. Adults flying kites get the employees out of the office and into the outdoors. Truly a wonderful pastime.

Break the Ice/Introductionadults flying kites

Bringing together a group of people, many whom do not know one another, can sometimes be an awkward experience. Whether it be part of an orientation program or just a way for strangers to meet, adult kite building is fun for everyone–irrespective of age or physical capacity. The activity requires everyone to do something which encourages people to introduce themselves in order to work together.

Kites promote health and joy, a sense that all is right with the world. Adults flying kites can bring out the kid in you–regardless of your age. This is why we are so positive about kite making and kite flying!

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 purchase any of our products, please check out our store to order your kite kits!

 

Kite Party–Lots of High Flying Fun!

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Kite Party in Spring

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Making a kite at a kite party

Spring plus kites equal kite making and kite flying as a perfect birthday theme for a spring kite party. Regardless of the age (best above 5), there is a kite pattern that will turn a 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.

Kite Party Planning

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Kite party invitation

The invitation in the shape of a kite sets the tone and the excitement; the kite making and  flying at the kite party 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. We have a Kite Party page on our Pinterest site that might help you with ideas.

If the weather is not good, the group can assemble and decorate the kite kits. Weather improves and you have a beautiful day to take the newly made kites outdoors to fly. The kite party becomes a wonderful memory of a great family or friend get-together. You only need to take our kit and provide tape, scissors and decorating items such as permanent markers. Pre-cut sticks and kite string wrapped around plastic handles come with the kit. I would also recommend your taking (or asking us to include in the order, at no cost) newspaper bags for bringing the finished kite home. The kites fold up for ease in transport.

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Cake at kite party

Successful Kite Party

Another example of a successful kite party:

We had grandparents on the east coast send a kite kit to their grandson on the west coast for his birthday party theme.

We wrote: “The kite kit arrived on Friday.  Hope the party was successful and your grandson thought he had wonderful grandparents.”

They responded: Our grandson “loved the kites and I think that his Nana and Papa rose to new heights in his eyes as he flew his kite. Thanks again for your help!” Great pun–great party!

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Making a kite at a kite party

Kites promote health and joy, a sense that all is right with the world. This is why we are so positive about kite making and kite flying in the coming year!

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 purchase any of our products, please check out our store to order your kite kits!