Tips for a successful kite day
- Combine your kite day with a fruit day and encourage the children to bring some coloured fruit to match the bright colours of our kites.
- Red – apples, strawberries, cherries, blood orange
- Orange – orange, mango, pawpaw
- Yellow – banana, apricot
- Black – grapes, cherries, blackberries
- Dark blue – berries
- Turquoise – (this is a real challenge!)
- Dark pink – plum, raspberries, pomegranate
- Green – apple, pear, kiwi fruit
- Purple – plum
- Involve parents and friends. Invite them to come and watch or join in, some may even like to purchase a kite from your school as a fund raiser.
- Hold your kite day on a Friday so it will encourage the children to fly with their family on the weekend.
TOP TIP – Grandparents and Aunties and Uncles love it!
- To publicize an event such as a fete, hold your kite day two weeks earlier. Invite the local newspaper to take photos, and also mention your coming event in their story.
- Don’t worry about the weather. Our kites fly in everything except pouring rain and very strong winds. Some schools in Scotland held their kite day in the snow in January.
- Take your left over sticky tape, a hole punch and a pair of scissors when you fly so you can make quick repairs and cut out tangles and re-tie kite lines if you need to..
- Have a science lesson in the week before your kite day.
- Kites are a feature of almost every culture, old and new, from India and China to modern kite surfing. Why not combine kites with your multicultural activities program?
- Practice tying knots in class the week before and set a weekend task of encouraging your children to have their family help them practice tying knots.