The KITES FOR KIDS™ assembly is very unique, consisting of two main
sections, plus a professional demonstration (weather and facilities permitting).
The visual presentation and discussion (Section 1) is presented in a question/answer
format, is grade specific, and very entertaining, yet also highly educational,
covering multiple subjects, including math, science,
history, art, culture, and physical education. The presentation is usually divided into two or more assemblies
per school (150 - 250 students avg.), each 30-40 minutes, depending on grade
level. Our program can be modified to cover the STATE EDUCATION STANDARDS if
After all visual presentations are completed, kite making (Section 2) begins!
A few different formats are utilized. The most effective and efficient format
is to have the students return in groups of approximately 120-160, with Kindergarten
and 1st graders partnering with 4th grade or higher, so older students may assist
younger students kite making (or vice versa!). This student interaction is a
vital learning experience for both! A professional demonstration (Section 3)
will be scheduled toward the end of the day, weather and facilities permitting.
This format is very flexible and will work around recesses and lunches. The KITES
FOR KIDS assembly is appropriate for grades K-8.
Discussion & Visual Presentation (Indoors):
(Exciting, multi-subject, grade specific, interactive, question/answer format)
A. Discussion on Ancient China, Ben Franklin, Wright Brothers, etc. (History, Science, Aerodynamics)
B. Presentation of various kite designs including Box, Delta, Sport, etc. (ART, CULTURE)
C. Hi-tech engineering in today's high performance kites (SPORTS, PHYSICAL ED.)
D. Introduction to aerodynamics, including lift, drag, angle of attack, weight/sail ratios, etc. (MATH)
E. SAFETY AWARENESS!!
Time Needed: 30 - 45 min (up to 350 students.) (Flexible)
Kite Making (Indoors):
A. Color selection - creativity and decision making.
B. Frame & tail assembly - Cognitive thinking, and planning.
C. String attachment - Fine motor skills.
D. Safe flying techniques - Organize thoughts, demonstrate discipline, stimulate thinking.
Time Needed: 30 - 40 min (up to 180 students.) (Flexible)
A. Professional sport kite demonstration.
B. Application of safe flying techniques.