To celebrate spring, here’s a special FREEBIE
There are several ways to use this kite-patterning “craftivity”
For an independent math center
, run off the patterns on a variety of colors of construction paper, laminate, and trim.
Punch a hole in the bottom point of the kite
and add a yarn tie.
Students pick a card and show that pattern
by arranging the various colored kite ties
on the string.
They can play individually
or with a partner
Another option is to do this as a whole group activity
, allowing each child make their own kite
You can whole-group assess
, by choosing cards and having children arrange
their “kite tail strips”
appropriately. You’ll be able to see at a glance who is having difficulty.
After you’ve done as many patterns
as you want, have students choose their favorite and glue the appropriate tails to their kite
the strips in half
, writing the pattern
that they’ve created on the front of their kite
Adding a school picture
adds that finishing touch.
Completed kites look wonderful suspended back-to-back
from the ceiling, or hung as a border
along a hallway wall.
I'm Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your kiddos enjoy practicing patterns
with a kite
Click on this link to see more Kite activities
Click here, to see more of my craft activities
Come join the fun on Facebook for my exclusive FREEBIES & Monthly Giveaways
Check out my educational Pinterest boards