Thanks to my grandkids and myself being in a kite flying mood last week, I had some more serious fun researching for educational ideas to go along with the kites. I discovered some very interesting resources for all of us grandparents – in OR out of the Sandwich Generation – to share with our grandkids.
The Serious Educational Side of Flying Kites for Our Grandchildren
- Kites As An Educational Tool – From the history of kite flying to how kites fly and even some fun kite crafts.
- Enchanted Learning has several different and interesting English and History Kite projects for the grandkids.
Have you visited SandwichINK at Squidoo yet? I don't have any kite flying posts up, at least not yet. I do have plenty of other useful info for the Sandwich Generation there, AND I foundTWO fellow grandmothers who do have kite flying info! Very fun:
- ArtByLinda has a wonderful Squidoo page all about Kites – from more history info to techniques of how to fly a kite.
- TwoDogHouse has several fun ideas for kites AND other activities for grandparents and their grandchildren
The Funner Side of Kite Flying
Would you believe there are several iPhone apps to emulate flying kites? Those could be a fun option for the grand children who can't get outside to fly a kite due to a bad cold. I downloaded some and had my grandkids test drive them for me. They thought the Pocket Kite app was pretty fun and fairly easy to learn.
Crayola has a cute coloring page of a kite our grandchildren can color online.
For that matter, remember the cute kite and dog clipart picture at the top of this post? Look at these cute kite coloring pages I was easily able to do with iPiccy – just for all of us grandparents! 🙂 May I say, my granddogs are all quite proud of me! 🙂
I have to admit, with all the juggling the Sandwich Generation duties require, I definitely appreciate easy coloring pages and worksheets for some quiet time for the grandkids. How about you? Enjoy! 🙂