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

Spring Ushers in the Kite Season!

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!

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