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Pre-K Quick Projects: Let’s Fly a Kite!

a kid flying a kite in a grassy field


  • Observing
  • Counting
  • Shapes
  • Motor Skills

Materials Needed:

  • The Kite Festival by Leyla Torres
  • Sled kite template
  • String
  • Tape
  • Scissors

(You can use this sled kite template from NASA: Sled Kite Template)

Activity Plan:

Part 1: Read-Aloud

  • Begin by reading The Kite Festival by Leyla Torres.

Part 2: Discussion

  • Ask the students if they have ever flown a kite.
  • Inquire if anyone has made their own kite.
  • Excite them by letting them know they’ll get to create and fly their own kite today!

Part 3: Kite Construction

  1. Provide each student with a sled kite template.
  2. Show examples of paper maps (similar to what they’ll use for the kite).
  3. Guide students in constructing their own kites.

Part 4: Take Flight!

  • Allow students to try flying their kites outdoors during recess.
  • Discuss the importance of wind for successful kite flying.


Today, you became kite-makers and kite-flyers! Remember, when it comes to kites, the wind is your best friend. So, go fly a kite and let your creativity soar! 🪁✨

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