Kite Making: the Perfect End of School Year Project

As the school year winds down, teachers and students are probably tired of all the testing, bending over desks and waiting for the bell to ring. Making and flying kites creates a whole new activity to make the end of the school year fun, while enriching math, science, language arts, history lessons. The study of kites and kite making fit well into any school curriculum.

Historically, kites were used for military purposes, scientifically as the forerunner of the airplane, a tool for analyzing weather. Studying altitude and angles requires math skills, and culturally many different countries have their own kite festivals to honor the gods, study weather, pray for a good harvest, celebrate aeronautical skill or just be a great activity. If you look at our LINKS page, you will find lots of kite information that will help you as you find ways to bring kites into your end-of-the-school-year curriculum.

One of the best reasons for students to make kites (no matter when it’s scheduled during the school year)  is learning how to follow instructions. We give you detailed instructions for building any of our kite kits. If the instructions are not followed, the kite won’t fly. That’s great feed-back!

End-of -the-school-year activities in the classroom needn’t feel like watching the clock!. Kite making and kite flying turn academic topics into a great diversion and relevant courses of study.


 

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!

Everyday is a KITE FLYING day in April

April is National Kite Month, but but there are many reasons in April to celebrate any special day with kite flying:

April 3 World Party Day, a day to make the world a better place–fly with friends.

April 4 National Fun Day, Enhance your sense of fun with the delight of 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, Reach as high as you can.

April 16 National Stress Awareness Day. Kiting is a great stress reliever!

April 17 Go Fly a Kite Day. Check out this kite related ezine

April 22 Earth Day. Honor  our place on earth with a kite in the air.

April 24 World Intellectual Property Day. Look at all the kite patents! patents for kites

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

April 30 Eyeore’s Birthday. Kites make great birthday presents! Watch here!

Great reasons to celebrate the month of April and National Kite Month. Check out our website for great products to help you play this month.


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!

National Kite Month–A whole month devoted to kites and kite flying

American Kitefliers Association, one of the sponsors of National Kite Month writes:

What is National Kite Month?
Every year in April Kite enthusiasts across North America celebrate the history and the future of the world’s favorite pastime by letting their kites fly.  It is a month to celebrate the joy and happiness that comes from letting out the line, letting your kite catch the wind, and letting that kite soar high into the sky.

Why April?
April was chosen as National Kite Month because it was the month that perfectly sympolized hope, potential, and joy.  As the first month in Spring, it is when most kite fliers are starting to bring their kites out of the closet and prepare for a summer on the beach.  It is the month that while we spring clean and dust off the cobwebs, we can look fondly back on the memories of the year before while looking towards a bright future.  April is also the month that we see the last of the snow giving way to green lawns, a month that we are eager to get outside and be active.  So why not do it with a kite this year?

It’s all about flying kites and sharing them with others, There are lots of ways to join the fun.
1 Fly a kite at your local park or kite festival. Visit the AKA and NKM calendars to find an event near you.
2 Organize a kite festival for your town or a neighborhood fly for your block. The AKA Kite Event Organizer Manual can help you.
3 If you decide to organize an event, register your event on the National Kite Month website: http://nationalkitemonth.org/register-an-event/
4 Teach someone how to make a kite. The AKA Kites in the Classroom manual is a great resource.
5 Create a kite display for your local library.
6 Give a lecture at your local school on kite history and why kites fly.
7 Ask your local mayor or state governor to sign a National Kite Month Proclamation.
8 Visit a kite store and buy yourself a new kite.
9 Teach a friend how to fly a kite or even a whole scout troop.
10 Show-off your artistic talents by building a kite.
11 Give someone a kite.


 

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!