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Fun Flight Lesson Plans and Activities for Kids


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Make a KiteKite Making Activity

Everyone remembers the first time they flew a kite, it’s a memorable experience and a lot of fun. Try making your own kite by following the simple instructions of this lesson plan. It’s an enjoyable activity that kids will love.

 

Introduction:

  • Ask students who has flown a kite? What sort of kite did they fly? Have they ever built their own kite? What are the best weather conditions for kite flying?

  • Show an example of a kite, how does it work? What are the most important parts?

 

You will need:

  • Plastic bags
  • 25cm bamboo skewers (4 per kite)
  • 5cm of plastic tube per kite
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Twist ties with the plastic removed
  • Fishing line
  • Plastic for streamers (optional)
  • Small piece of smooth wood or a similar tube shaped object to attach the line to

 

Instructions:

  • Cut out a plastic kite shape using the scissors and lay it flat on the table.

  • Use marker pens to draw a design on your kite and add color.

  • Take a piece of the plastic tubing and bend slightly before gently stretching it a little.

  • Now take the four bamboo skewers (2 long and 2 short) and sand the ends of them (this is so they will not poke through the plastic).

  • Take two of the long skewers and tape the two pointy ends together. This will form the backbone of your kite.

  • Take the piece of the plastic tubing and using the twist tie, attach it to the center of one of the two joined skewers.

  • With a pair of pliers tighten the wire around the skewer gently.

  • When you've finished head outside and test it out!

 


 

 

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