Pre-K Quick Projects - Fly a Kite

Go Fly a Kite!

Learning Standards/Concepts/Practices: Observing, Counting, Shapes, Motor Skills

Materials Needed

The Kite Festival by Leyla Torres, template of sled kite, string, tape, and scissors.

Part 1: Read-aloud 

The Kite Festival by Leyla Torres

Part 2: Discussion 

Ask the students if they have ever flown a kite? Have you ever made a kite? Today you will get to make your own kite and fly it.

Part 3: Activity 

A: Provide each student with a sled kite template
B: Show students examples of paper maps that they will be using to create a sled kite
C: Have students construct kite
D: Allow students to try flying their kite using a breeze outside during recess

Part 4: Summary

Today you learned about how to make a kite and fly it. (Depending on the success of the flying, you might talk about the need for wind to fly a kite.