As Cheekwood’s Tots program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing today’s activity for parents and tots to activate at home. Use our files to create your own kite, then share your work with us by tagging @cheekwood on Instagram and using #cheekwoodtots!
Here’s what you’ll need:• Paper
• Paper straws or sticks
• Glue/hot glue/tape
• Scrap string or ribbon (optional bows)
• Markers/crayons/stickers (optional decoration)
Directions:1. Fold or cut chosen paper into a diamond kite shape. Thicker paper tends to hold up better; we used scrapbook paper. Decorate!
2. On the back side of your kite, fix the straws or sticks into a “t” shape using tape or glue.
3. Tie the string where your sticks cross so your kite doesn’t fly away!
4. Add finishing touches like a tail with some bows on it.
5. Fly your kite!
Try pairing the activity with one of these books:
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Bear Out There by Jacob Grant
Ask your explorer: • Does your kite fly? If not, what do you think you can do to it to help it fly?
• What keeps your kite in the air?
• Why did you design and decorate your kite this way?