Thursday, March 1, 2012


Five Little Kites
(Happy Everything CD)

One, two, three, four, five little kites                  (Hold up fingers as you count.)
Flying up in the sky                                             (Fly fingers in the air.)
Said “hi” to the clouds as they passed by,         (Pretend to wave to clouds.)
Said  “hi” to the birds, said “hi” to the sun,         (Wave to birds and sun.)
Said “hi” to the airplanes, oh what fun.                  (Wave to a plane.)
Then “swish” went the wind,                            (Move hand down in a  
And they all took a dive:                                  swooping motion.)
One, two, three, four, five.                           (Hold up fingers
                                                               one at a time and count.)
*Download this book at March, 2007.

Paper Plate Kite - Cut the inner section out of a paper plate.  Decorate the rim with markers.  Glue tissue paper streamers to one side.  Punch a hole and tie a piece of string on the other side.  Go outside and run to make your kite fly.

Kite Experiments – Let children make kites out of lunch sacks, plastic bags, and other materials.  Have them predict which one will fly best.  Experiment to see which one is best.  Why did some work better than others?

Kite Tales – Ask each child to write a story about what it would be like to be a kite.  What could you see?  What could you hear?  How would you feel?  What would you do?