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Teaching with kites is a great way to teach your students about science, world cultures, art, and design. We have a variety of lesson plans and kite kits - browse what we offer below, or search by grade level to narrow your results.

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  1. Teaching the Kono Dihedral Diamond Kite

    Level: Intermediate (3-5/6)

    Length:  

    1-4 sessions, including student readings, kite making, and kite flying. Sessions can be taught in a different order, with some combined or omitted. The kite alone can be constructed in 30 minutes (minimal decoration and no flying time).

    Tags: Scientific, Flat, Paper, United States


  2. Teaching the Kono Butterfly Kite

    Level: Primary (K-2)

    Length:  

    1-6 sessions, including student readings, kite making, and kite flying. Sessions can be taught in a different order, with some combined or omitted. The kite alone can be constructed in 40 minutes (minimal decoration and no flying time).

    Tags: Art, Figure, Paper, United States


  3. Teaching the Kono Box Kite

    Level: Intermediate (3-5/6), Middle (6-8)

    Length:  

    3-5 sessions, including student readings, kite making, and kite flying. Sessions can be taught in a different order, with some combined or omitted. The kite alone can be constructed in about 30 minutes (no decoration and no flying time).

    Tags: Historical, BoxCellular, Paper, United States


  4. Teaching the Kono Beetle Kite

    Level: Primary (K-2)

    Length:  

    1-6 sessions, including student readings, kite making, and kite flying. Sessions can be taught in a different order, with some combined or omitted. The kite alone can be constructed in 40 minutes (minimal decoration and no flying time).

    Tags: Art, Figure, Paper, United States


  5. Learning About Korea Through Its Kites: Teaching the Korean Bird Kite

    Level: Primary (K-2)

    Length:  

    2-5 sessions, including student readings, kite making, and kite flying. Sessions can be taught in a different order, with some combined or omitted. The kite alone can be constructed in 40 minutes (minimal decoration and no flying time).

    Tags: Cultural, Figure, Paper, North Korea, South Korea


  6. Learning About Korea Through Its Kites: Teaching the Kono Korean Fighter Kite

    Level: Intermediate (3-5/6), Middle (6-8)

    Length:  

    1-5 sessions, including student readings (20-40 minutes each) and decorating, constructing, and flying the kite (can be combined into one or more longer sessions). The kite alone can be constructed in 45 minutes (no decoration or flying time).

    Tags: Cultural, Sport, Sport, Paper, North Korea, South Korea


  7. Learning About Japan Through Its Kites: Teaching the Toki Kaku Dako

    Level: Intermediate (3-5/6), Middle (6-8)

    Length:  

    1-6 sessions, including student readings (20-40 minutes each) and decorating, constructing, and flying the kite (can be combined into one or more longer sessions). The kite alone can be constructed in 45 minutes (no decoration or flying time).

    Tags: Cultural, Flat, Bamboo, Paper, Japan


  8. Learning About Japan Through Its Kites: Teaching the Yoshimi Sode-Dako

    Level: Primary (K-2)

    Length:  

    2-6 sessions, including student readings, kite making, and kite flying. Sessions can be taught in a different order, with some combined or omitted. The kite alone can be constructed in 30 minutes (minimal decoration and no flying time).

    Tags: Cultural, Flat, Bamboo, Paper, Japan


  9. Learning About Japan Through Its Kites: Teaching the Yoshizumi Fish Kite

    Level: Intermediate (3-5/6)

    Length:  

    2-5 sessions, including one to three optional student readings (20-40 minutes each) and two kite making sessions (45-60 minutes each; can be combined).

    Tags: Cultural, Figure, Paper, Japan


  10. Learning About Guatemala Through Its Kites: Cultural Values Messages in the Giant Kites of Guatemala

    Level: Intermediate (3-5/6), Middle (6-8)

    Length:  

    1 session (30 – 50 minutes)

    Tags: Cultural, Flat, Paper, Guatemala