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Kites Theme

Crafts & Activities
Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes

Crafts & Activities

Paper Kites
construction paper
crayons, felts, stickers
crepe paper or ribbon
glue (or stapler)
scotch tape
hole punch

  • Cut strips of crepe paper or ribbon for the tail and glue on colorful paper bows.
  • Attach tails to kite with glue or stapler.
  • Children can decorate kites with crayons, stickers, felts or whatever!
  • Hole punch at top of kite to fly or hang.
For paper bag kites:  Decorate paper bag as above.  Punch 2 holes near top of each bag; tie on string 

Kite Art
Supply the children with paper, glue and ribbon. Have the children cut and glue pieces of paper together and add ribbon to make a kite. This kite can be a very open ended art project, by not requiring the kite to be a specific shape, the children are free to make the kite however they wish. Have the children add a ribbon tail and hang the kites from the ceiling.

Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes

Five little kites flying high in the sky
Said, "Hi!" to the cloud as it passed by,
Said, "Hi!" to the birds, said "Hi!" to the sun,
Said, "Hi!" to an airplane--oh what fun!
Then whish went the wind,
And they all took a dive:

A Kite
I often sit and wish that I
Could be a kite up in the sky,
And ride upon the wind and go
Whichever way I chanced to blow. 

The March wind is calling,
"Come fly your kite!"
The wind is blowing
With all its might.

The kites are tossing
In the sky.
The wind is calling,
"Come fly up high."

Kite Flying
On many spring days I wish that I
Could be a kite flying in the sky.
I would climb high toward the sun
And chase the clouds. Oh, what fun!
Whichever way the wind chanced to blow
Is the way that I would go.
I'd fly up, up, up. I'd fly down, down, down.
Then I'd spin round and round and round.
Finally I'd float softly to the ground.

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