Level: Primary (K-2)
Grade From: 2
Grade To: 2
Length: Teacher Presentation: 30 minutes. Art/Decoration: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Kite Assembly: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Post Discussion: 20 minutes. Total: 130 - 170 minutes.
Teacher Presentation: 30 minutes. Art/Decoration: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Kite Assembly: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Post Discussion: 20 minutes. Total: 130 - 170 minutes.
Students paint with ink on the kite sails, adding a range of line qualities and then selectively add warm and cool colors.
Developed and tested in conjunction with a local school and a visual arts consultant, this lesson plan was designed to integrate Washington State visual arts learning standards with a kite making activity. With specific targets, criteria and instructions, this lesson creatively teaches art learning standards.
Art Criteria Met:
Identifies and demonstrates different types of line qualities
Identifies and uses warm/cool colors
Lesson Planning: Lesson plan (PDF file)
Purchase Kite Kits: Kono Butterfly Kite Kit (with paper pattern, spars, flying line & winder), per student
Materials You Supply: Scissors; Scotch tape; markers, pens, crayons, and/or watercolors, per student
View the lesson plan (PDF file) for detailed instructional strategies.
Watch a video to learn how to construct this kite.