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Go Fly a Kite

Monday, May 31, 2004
I had a great time flying kites over the weekend with my two youngest kids -- something I haven't done in years! We've been trying to encourage all four kids to spend more time playing outdoors and less time zoned out in front of the TV and/or the video game console, so my husband picked up an inexpensive kite at the dollar store and we headed for the empty field behind our local school. We had one near disaster when the kite momentarily got tangled up in a tree, but other than that we all had a blast watching the kite climb sky high.

Our six year old was even inspired to try some kite making of his own and ended up experimenting with a one-of-a-kind design that involved a garbage bag, a grocery bag, and a huge piece of string. Thanks to some gusty winds, it actually managed to get off the ground a few times, much to Ian's delight. If you're looking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours with your kids, I highly recommend that you go fly a kite....literally!

| posted by Ann D @ 5:39 PM