April- Month of Kitemaking

While the whole month of April is National Kite Month, there are specific dates during that month that give additional reasons for your kiting celebrations:

April 3:
World Party Day-A day to make the world a better place–make a kite and fly it with friends

April 4:
National Fun Day-Enhance your sense of fun with the delight of kite making and kite flying

April 12:
Big Wind Day marking the 1934 reading of the fastest wind clocked at 231 mph. No kite flying that day

April 14:
Look Up at the Sky Day- Fly the kite you made as high as you can.

April 16:
National Stress Awareness Day–Kite making and kite flying are great stress reducers

April 22:
Earth Day-Honor our place on earth flying a kite you made in the air

April 24:
World Intellectual Property Day–Look at all the kite patents! kitepatents.blogspot.com

April 29:
National Arbor Day. Keep your kite out of a tree

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!

The Good Ole Summertime–perfect for kites, lemonade and fireflies

Kite flying - great summer fun activity

Summer, that time of the year for play! Come June, we think of camps, family reunions, fun in the water, family vacations or just do-nothing days! After a week of thinking, sleeping, day dreaming, we find we want to be busy. Here is a list of some activities that will encourage you to be creative and if possible be outdoors: Pay attention to # 5,10,15,20,25!

  1. Attend a free outdoor music concert in your community
  2. Go on a walking tour of your city
  3. Wash your car
  4. Play miniature golf
  5. MAKE A KITE
  6. Go on a hike
  7. Grab a book or your reader and lay in a hammock
  8. Go to a drive-in movie
  9. Blow bubbles
  10. DECORATE A KITE
  11. Run through the sprinkler
  12. Hold a contest spitting watermelon seeds
  13. Clean up an elderly neighbor’s or family member’s yard
  14. Plant a garden, take care of it and enjoy the fruits of your labor
  15. FLY A KITE
  16. Go berry picking
  17. Make a home video
  18. Capture and release fireflies
  19. Learn to skip stones across a body of water
  20. GO KITEFLYING WITH FRIENDS
  21. Visit a farmer’s market and learn about the sources of our food
  22. Make your own ice cream sundae
  23. Turn lemons into your own lemonade
  24. Ride a merry-go-round or a roller coaster
  25. MAKE ANOTHER KITE TO DECORATE AND FLY

Enjoy these lazy, hazy days. Make a journal of all you’ve done. When someone asks, “how was your summer, what did you do?’ you have a whole list of activities.

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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!