Go Fly a Kite!
Learning Standards/Concepts/Practices: Observing, Counting, Shapes, Motor Skills
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.