QUOTE: You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities. - William J. H. Boetcker
INTERESTING FACT: Kite flying was banned in Japan in 1760 because so many people preferred to fly kites rather than going to work.
A. MAKE a kite: it's possible to make an inexpensive kite that's fun to fly and simple to build.
B. FLY a kite: find an area with not many trees on a windy day, where you can run...
- How To Fly A Kite - YouTube - 2 minute videoIf you don't want to make a kite you can purchase one:
The History of Kite Flying
- Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) by Stuart J. Murphy and Brian Foca
- Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and Any Parent Can Teach!) by Jeffrey Lee and Philomena O'Neill
- Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them by Margaret Greger
- Kites on the Wind: Easy-To-Make Kites That Fly Without Sticks by Emery J. Kelly and Jennifer Hagerman
- 25 Kites that Fly by Leslie L. Hunt
KITE FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD or it's sometimes nice to just watch kites:
- Australia - Sydney Festival of the Winds
- France - list of kite festivals
- Japan - calendar of Kite Festivals
- Spain - Barcelona
- USA - Sky Festival