Let’s Go Fly a Kite!
by Miss Hillary
You might have heard that classic song, Let’s Go Fly a Kite. May is the perfect time to fly a kite, but as long as you have a little wind, you can fly a kite any time of year!
Kites were first used in China nearly 2,800 years ago. They were used for signaling and for fun! The first kites were made of paper or fabric and wood, and were diamond or square shaped. As more and more people made kites, they got more and more complex, designed to look like animals or characters from myths and legends.
Today, you can make a kite of your very own! Check out this site to make a classic diamond shaped kite.
Flying a kite can be fun, but there are a few tips to remember. Make sure that you are flying your kite in an open area away from trees and power lines. Hold tight to your string to make sure that it doesn’t fly away, especially in strong winds.