ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Kites

Monday, June 22, 2009


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K is for Kite

The Crafty Classroom made colorful Carp Kites as part of their study of Japan.

Michelle at A Mommy's Adventures made this cute triangle collaged kite with her daughter.

Bobbi at Casa Camacho shared these kites with the help of old crayon shaving and waxed paper.

Meninheira had a post on her blog about this fun looking kite project but can't find it anymore. She sent along the pictures and you can get an idea of how to make the kites from them.

Check out these Krazy Kites from Adventures of a Flake.

Carp Kite Pattern
Kite Coloring Page
DLTK's Kite Craft Coloring Book Page: Kite
Story Spot's Windy Day
Let's Go Fly a Kite
Alphabet Coloring Page Letter K with a Kite

Kite Links
20 Kids * 20 Kites *20 MinutesAnthony's Kite Workshop
Blue Fish Kites
Clems Homemade Newspaper Kites
Go Fly a Kite
Gomberg Kite Productions
Kites as an Educational Tool
Kite Flight, Safety First!!!!!!!!!!
Kite Flying Lesson
Kite Making
Kite Plans In The Web
Perpetual Preschool's Kite Songs, Snacks, Art, Science, Games, and Misc
Make a Kite
Preschool Education Arts & Crafts: Kites
Soar Into Spring With Kites!
Kite Songs & Fingerplays
These were found on Preschool Express
I’M A LITTLE KITE - “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little kite up in the sky.
See me flying, oh, so high.
When the wind begins to blow and blow,
I twirl and swirl, just watch me go.
by Heather McPhail

Five little kites just beginning to soar,
(Hold up five fingers)
The wind blew one away and that left four.
(Bend down first finger)
Four little kites so colorful to see,
The wind blew one away and that left three.
(Bend down second finger)
Three little kites waving high for you,
The wind blew one away and that left two.
(Bend down third finger.)
Two little kites flying in the sun,
The wind blew one away and that left one.
(Bend down fourth finger)
One little kite having lots of fun,
The wind blew it away and that left none.
(Bend down fifth finger)

by Liz Ryerson

Kite Themed Picnic Food:
Toasted Kites
Slice pieces of bread to resemble kites. Have the children paint the bread with food coloring and water. Toast the bread and assemble into any type of sandwiches you desire.

Graham Cracker Kites
Frost half of a graham cracker. Rotate your graham cracker to look like a diamond. Place some red string licorice at the tip of diamond. Decorate your kite using sprinkles, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.

Cream Cheese Kites
Have each of your children spread softened cream cheese on two bread triangles and top them with decorations such as raisins and flaked coconut. Then demonstrate how to arrange the two triangles together on a plate to form a diamond-shaped “kite.” Add thin strips cut from fruit leather for kite strings, if you wish.

This week's Picnic Table Talk topic will be Father's Day.

Link up with a post that shares:
~A tribute to a Dad in your life
~A recap of your Father's Day celebration
~How do you/did you honor the dads in your life

We look forward to reading all about how you spent Father's Day celebrating the special men in your life.


  1. WOW! What wonderful ideas! Thank you so much for the links. I've bookmarked a few!

  2. I love these kite ideas - windy day or not - they can be used!

  3. Wow I love all these kite ideas!!

  4. Love the ideas. We'll try them out a little later when Anna is older :)

  5. What a great collection of resources and ideas. I love that first kite - the carp kite. It is so beautiful.

  6. My daughter loves kites! Great ideas!

  7. Thanks so much for featuring our Carp Kite! All of the links look great, can't wait to check them out!



  8. Excellent ideas. I also like the theme of the picnic table talk for this week.

    Have a wonderful week to all of you.

  9. Wonderful ideas! I am going to try to do a kite activity this week with the kids.

  10. wow! What a wealth of information you guys! Can't wait to check these out.