Kite-Making Activities

There are many different activities one can engage in with kids of all different ages using a kite theme.  Kids of four- or five-year’s old can make a kite from a paper plate by decorating both sides of it with crayons.  Then, the adult – or an older sibling – can attach streamers made out of ribbons or tissue paper around the edges of the plate.  Two holes are then poked in the middle of each plate and a kite string of about 12 inches is tied on.  A similar activity can be done with paper bags.
Older kids might want to try their hands at a kite mural. This is more of a group activity whereby children can create a mural of a bunch of kite pictures and they can kite colored paper into different shapes and tape them onto a large piece of paper for kites, adding tails and strings.
Don’t forget the younger kids.  They can be involved in five little kites finger-play which can improve their mathematical and language skills through holding up different amounts of fingers during the rhyme.  Many different kite rhymes are available on the web.