Kids' Outdoor Activities

Kite Flying

So, summer vacation for your kids is just around the corner, but you have no clue on how to make the holidays exciting for them. Well, why not put the screens away and fly a kite? Nothing can be compared to flying a kite in a wide field with a warm breeze. Obviously, kite flying rocks the world of every child; experience has shown that kids tend to fall in love with the challenge of getting the kite up in the air. Once they have mastered how to get the kite flying, they can learn how to keep it in the air and even proceed to learn a skill or two. Kite flying helps kids to learn physics, ecology, and weather, among other subjects. The art is also helpful in the development of motor skills, kinesthetic awareness, and hand-eye coordination.

Things to Consider in Kite Flying

Kite flying can be simple and thrilling if you keep certain things in mind. Firstly, your children must have a perfect kite to fly. There are varieties of kites out there to choose from, with different speeds, heights, and material. While standard kites are ideal for learners, if your kids are looking for something challenging, they can give bigger and fancier kites a shot. However, you need to know that different kites offer different flying experiences. While delta, dragon, and diamond kites are great choices for light wind, Parafoil kites are perfect for strong wind.

Weather is another important factor to consider when it comes to kite flying. The condition of the weather can either make or break the whole activity. Typically, a breezy weather (of course, not breezy enough to bowl you over) is great for kite flying. With a perfect breeze, the kite can soar and dance under the control of your little ones. A sure way to avoid a disappointing afternoon is to undertake a flag or windsock test. Also, ensure that your kids are flying the kites in safe conditions (no rains or lightening).

Besides selecting the right kite and weather condition, you need to find the right place for your kids perform the art. It shouldn’t go without saying that more space equals more thrills when it comes to kite flying. Terraces, beaches, parks, and fields are the best bet. Yes, trees are harmless, but they can “eat” kites; hence, the fewer the trees, the better the experience. And of course, ensure your kids are not flying kites near roads or power lines.