Children love to fly kites. Let’s tell a story about a day flying kites!
Read the book: “Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers
Tell the children that they are going to draw a picture of what happened to the kite. Who was there, what happened, where it happened?
Have the children tell you about their picture, write it down at the bottom of the page.
On day two: Read the story back to the child, and read “and then”, turn the page and have the children draw and tell you about another adventure.Do the same for day three.
Any day at the ocean, kites are flying.
Read: Sam’s Kite
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Instructions: As the children learn a letter, attach that letter to the tail of the kite. Display the kite low enough for children to see, and use.
Extension Activity 1: Find pictures of items that match the letters. Cut them out and glue to clothespins. Put them in a basket below the kite and letters and let the children put the clothespin next to the letter.
Extension Activity 2: Have each child decorate a kite. Help them attach a 3 foot long tail out of ribbon or twine.
Make a picture with kites on it. Add numbers to the kites and pipe cleaners for tails. Encourage the children to add the correct number of beads to each tail.
Provide students with cut-outs of shapes, such as parallelograms, squares, triangles, trapezoids, and rhombus, or instruct the students to cut out these shapes. They can then glue the shapes to a piece of construction paper to make a kite flying scene.
Every great kite has a tail, include some string for the children to decorate their kite with. You can discuss what the shapes are, what color they are, or how many sides they have.
Instructions: Place a large kite on the table.
Have the children choose a number card. Then help the children to count out the number of kites that match the number card. Place the small kites on the large kite. Repeat with another large kite.
Extension Activity: Instead of using number cards, use dice or dominoes.