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Monday, April 11, 2011

Let's Go Fly a Kite - preschool lesson plans

Spring has arrived.  It's the perfect season for flying kites.  Here are some of my ideas for you to share with your little ones.

Create a kite
Cut out kite shaped paper.  Have the children decorate the paper with crayons, markers, paint, glitter, colored pencils or another method.  Add a sting for the tail.  Tie ribbons to the tail.

Marble Painted Kite

Cut out kite shaped paper.  Place the kite in a pan or box lid.  Add a small amount of paint to the box and drop in a few marbles.  Have the children roll the marbles around until they are satisfied with the result.  Allow to dry. Add a sting for the tail.  Tie ribbons to the tail.

Kool Aid Kite
Cut out kite shaped paper.  Sprinkle a little dry kool aid mix onto the kite. Have your child spray water from a spray bottle onto the paper. Use different colored kool-aid mix. For added adventure, you may choose to take your children out into the rain with a piece of paper that has kool-aid on it. Allow to dry.  Add a sting for the tail.  Tie ribbons to the tail.



Sponge Art 
Supply the children with diamond shaped sponges.  Have the children paint them and press onto a piece of paper.

Kite Cookie Cutter Art: 
Obtain a cookie cutter that is shaped like a diamond. Have the children dip the cookie cutter in a shallow container of paint, then press onto a piece of paper to make kite prints. After dry have the children add details with a marker or glue on string for the tails.

Optional:  allow the children to decorate the kites with a variety of materials.  (glitter, sequins, paper scraps, stickers, etc)


Play Dough Kites
Show the children how to make a kite with play dough by rolling out the play dough and using a diamond shaped cookie cutter.  Add a rolled tail.  Allow the children to try to create their own kites.


Kite Cookies
Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe to create the dough.  Use a diamond shaped cookie cutter to make the kites.  Cook as directed.  Allow the children to decorate with colored frosting and confections.

Kite Sandwiches
Make your child's favorite sandwich, then use a diamond shaped cookie cutter to make kite shamed sandwiches.

Kite Jello
Make your favorite Jello Jiggler recipe.  Use a diamond shapes cookie cutter to make kite shaped jello.

Kite Handprints

What Makes a Kite Go?
Have the children blow paper kites that hang from the ceiling.
Blow kite shaped paper across the table.  (alt, have a race)
Use a fan to move kite shaped paper
Hang plastic kite shapes outside a window for children to observe.
Use a book to fan kite shaped paper.

Counting Kites
Have the children count kites on a bulletin board or kites handing from the ceiling.

Sorting Kites
Make kite shapes from different colors of tagboard.  Have the children sort the kites by color.
(alt, make the kites different sizes, or patters)

Kite Match/Memory
Use patterned paper to make pairs of kite shapes.  Have the children find the matches.  Or glue the shapes to index cards and play memory.

Kite Hop
Use contact paper to affix kite shaped paper to the floor.  Have the children hop from one kite shape to the next.

Musical Kites
Use contact paper to affix kite shaped paper to the floor. There should be more kites than children.  Play music and when the music stops the children find a kite to stand on.  Ask the children what color kite they are standing on.

Kite Song
sung to London Bridge
Kites are flying way up high
in the sky, in the sky
Kites are flying way up high
Oh so pretty

Kite Song 2
sung to Twinkle Twinkle
Kites are soaring in the air
floating, flying everywhere
They use the wind to fly so high
Swooping looping in the sky

Kites are soaring in the air
floating, flying everywhere





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