Schools & Kite Making

For hundreds of years, in many cultures, “kids of all ages” have been making and flying kites. Big ones. Little ones. Fancy ones. Simple ones.

The most remembered kites were always those handmade from scraps of cloth or paper and sticks and decorated most personally to tease the wind.

You can provide this experience to your group with Kites… on a Roll®, a product designed to introduce youngsters to the delights of flying, the joy of creating a kite and the pride that comes with that “did it myself” feeling.

Kids In Field With Kites

The Three "R's"

Reading: Reading our instructions. To make a kit turn into a successful flying kite, instructions have to be read and followed correctly or the kites won’t fly. Great feedback!  There are stories, books, poems and songs about kites and kiting. The history of kites, dating back thousands of years, makes a great story.

‘Riting: Creating kite stories, poems, even writing instructions on how to build a kite become wonderful writing exercises for students. Creative writing topics: what would I see if I were the kite flying, how would I feel if I were the kite flying, where would I, the kite, travel if my kite string were cut.

‘Rithmetic: Successful kite making requires good math skills: measurements, geometry, Check out the NASA site on our Links page.

Adding SCIENCE to the role of kites for any STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity: weather, physics, wind, aerodynamics, geometry, scientific research such as Ben Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers.

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Adding SCIENCE to the role of kites for any STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity: weather, physics, wind, aerodynamics, geometry, scientific research such as Ben Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers.

By adding designing/decorating the kite, reading about kites through literature, writing poems about flight, STEM becomes STEAM (A for the ARTS in STEAM).  In addition to curriculum ideas, kite making is a great hands-on activity for any school year event, even for back-to-school and end- of- school year programming.

Back-to-school kite making/flying eases both teachers and students into the classroom from summer activities. At the
other end of the school year, kite making/flying, keeps kids educationally involved, encouraging study to continue as the
school year winds down.

Each package contains a roll of twenty (20) patterns imprinted on white plastic, pre-cut sticks, flying line wrapped around plastic  handles and an instructor’s aid packet. We offer three (3) kite kits for different age groups:

  • Sleds for the younger children
  • Malay Bird for the 8 year old and up
  • Deltas for 10 year old and up

Educational, easy to assemble, cost effective!

Pricing

All kite kits come in a quantity of 20 kites per roll with each kit costing as little as $2.40 per kite with volume discounts offers that can be as low as $2.10 per kite. Pricing varies based on style of kite and quantity ordered.