Fly a kite today!
Run in the backyard or take it to the park. All you need it some string, a plastic grocery bag [one preferably without holes, which may or may not be hard to find], and a rubberband for extra assurance that it won’t fly away.
I tied string to both handles of the bag. One long for the string of the kite and one short, just to reach to the other string.
I tied the rubberband onto the end of the long string of the kite to act as a bracelet so the kids could wear it without losing the kite behind them.
The kite didn’t get very high, it wasn’t a very windy day. But it floated nicely behind Henry as he ran around the backyard.
Confession: This wasn’t a ‘huge hit’ of an activity. Henry ran for a little while with it and quit. Then later in the day asked to do it again and did the same, just a short amount of time. He asked for it a few times over the course of a few days, but not an activity that held his attention for a long period of time. I hope you’ll have better luck with that than we did. I think we had too many distractions.
I’m glad we did it though, it’s a great energy buster [even if it is in small spurts] and promotes the use of toys in recyclables [check out our ideas for upcycling your recyclables]. Mama Smiles provided us with this homemade parachute inspiration.
We have yet to buy a kite for the boys. But I love the classic-looking kites like this one on Amazon.
Henry is 4 years old.